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Aerospace Project Manager

Date: 01-Apr-2021

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

We are currently looking for an Aerospace Project Manager to join our Advisory Business, based in Melbourne.


As part of our support to our clients, your role as Aerospace Project Manager will be to utilise your experience in the introduction and sustainment of aircraft into service within a Defence environment.


As an Aerospace Project Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with Air Force, CASG and Defence industry stakeholders
  • Leading key project activities for an Air Force Minor project
  • Supporting the team through the execution of ASDEFCON Contracts
  • Supporting the delivery of project outcomes, working closely with Engineering, ILS and Project support teams
  • Drafting and reviewing of Project management documentation, reports and briefs
  • Development and maintenance of Project schedules
  • Preparing and distributing project, financial and resource reports
    To be successful in the role of Aerospace Project Manager you will require:
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in project management of Defence, Aerospace / Air Force related projects.
  • Project Management qualification and equivalent experience.
  • Experience developing project management plans and project management artefacts.  
  • Familiar with procurement, project management and contract management activities associated with introduction of aircraft platforms into service with Air Force.
  • Strong understanding of Defence Systems Engineering and Aircraft DGTA Airworthiness.
    Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance.
    In our Advisory Services Division, everything starts with a problem that needs a solution. We act as an independent, technical partner for customers looking to procure defined services and develop specific capabilities. We help them diagnose, rationalise and solve intractable problems by providing analysis, advice and assurance, enabling our customers to make sound decisions about cost, time and performance.
    Life at QinetiQ
    Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do. 
    QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.
    We look after our people and have an attractive compensation package which supports all our employees through different stages of their careers, some of these include:
  • Individual Professional Development Allocation
  • Flexible Working
  • Salary Continuance (Income Protection)
  • Loyalty Leave
  • Leave Purchase
  • Up to 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Study Leave (Up to 5 days paid leave per year)
  • Performance based rewards
  • Salary Sacrifice and Novated Leasing
  • Referral bonuses
  • Dress for your day
    A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here: *eligibility requirements apply.   


As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.