Share this Job

Assistant Project Manager

Date: 17-Jul-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 Assistant Project Manager to join our Engineering Services business, based in Melbourne.


This role will support QinetiQ’s Engineering and Integration Facility delivery of projects, products and services. The primary focus will be to support the Senior Project Manager to plan, manage and review the projects, concentrating on Time, Cost, Quality, Resource, Communication, Risk, Procurement and Integration Management.


As an Assistant Project Manager your responsibilities will include:


  • Monitor project actuals, progress and performance and provide inputs to the Project Manager(s) reports where requested;
  • Assist the Project Manager(s)/Project Lead(s) provide project status reports and progress reviews to either client, Program Manager, Program Director or all as required;
  • Maintain registers and file all project purchase orders and invoices;
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans (e.g. safety management, risk management, communications, configuration management, etc), budgets and schedules against configured baselines;
  • Undertake general administration tasks as directed by the Project Manager including raising and maintaining project files, project records and closing projects and contracts;
  • Coordinate with the project team and key stakeholders (both internal and external) to execute project delivery and identify cross functional issues at project level, providing solutions to the Project Manager where applicable;
  • Work closely with the Commercial team and People & Capability team in the planning and execution of commercial, procurement, export compliance, insurance and people requirements, and relationship management.


To be successful in the role of Assistant Project Manager you will require:


  • Diploma or equivalent in the Project Management discipline; Vocational qualification (Certificate IV) in Project Management (preferably endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management or an International equivalent body), supported by relevant discipline experience (minimum 3 years), supporting projects within a complex environment; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline supported by relevant discipline experience (minimum 3 years), supporting projects within a complex environment;
  • Interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining stakeholder relations;
  • Technical, commercial, industry experience, gained within a Defence environment;
  • Prior experience working within a diverse, matrixed and geographically dispersed team of people across a range of engineering, technical military, logistics and project management disciplines; and
  • Domain experience in defence or defence related industry.


Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance.


Working alongside world-leading defence scientists our Integrated Engineering Services division offers multi-disciplinary professional engineering services supported by in-house manufacturing capabilities, to solve challenging engineering problems for our Defence Science and Technology clients.


Life at QinetiQ


Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance.

QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.

We look after our people 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. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Annual professional development allocation and study leave
  • Flexible working options that suit you
  • Leave purchase scheme to balance what’s important to you
  • Loyalty leave,  earn extra days of annual leave up to an additional 10 days per year
  • Performance bonus awards for individual and company success
  • Salary continuance Insurance, protecting you financially during times of ill health
  • Cultural or Religious day of significance leave to observe days of significance to you
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum qualifying period
  • Dress for your day, no formal dress code just wear what feels good and suits your day
  • Give back with an annual volunteering day
  • Save money with our travel club and discounted health insurance options
  • Be supported with employee assistance services and family violence leave

A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here:



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.