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Commercial Consultant

Date: 13-Nov-2022

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 a talented Commercial Consultant to join our Advisory Services business, based in either our Canberra or our Melbourne offices.


The Commercial Consultant position will see you work within a dynamic Business Support Unit, supporting Tasking which is integrated with the Department of Defence to manage contracted support to defence systems.


As the Commercial Consultant your key responsibilities will include:

  • Contract management and reporting
  • Interpret, apply and advise on the ASDEFCON suite of contract templates, including for the development and evaluation of tenders
  • Drafting contract and finance approval documentation
  • Undertake strategic analysis and contribute to strategic planning, business planning and delivery Maintain
  • Build and ,maintain Collaborative relationships with stakeholders
  • Support to finance Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the development of budgets and cost models
  • Interpret, apply and advise on Defence policies and procedures
  • Interpret and advise on Governance controls, such as export controls and intellectual property


To be successful in the role of Commercial Consultant you will need to bring with you:

  • A Bachelors Degree in a commercial field, such as business, accounting, law or a related field
  • Experience in a commercial team, preferably in Defence Industry or a Government Department
  • An understanding of strategic procurement concepts including collaboration in contracting
  • An understanding of the broad commercial role and how the elements relate
  • The capability to work with both financial and contracting concepts
  • An understanding of Commonwealth Procurement Rules is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate at all levels
  • Demonstrated acute attention to detail


Candidates MUST hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (Baseline). QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.


Advisory Services

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. 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.