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Configuration Manager

Date: 01-Feb-2023

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.

QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


This is an exciting phase in our history and we are looking for talented Assistant Configuration Manager based in either Melbourne or Brisbane, to join our  Major Service Provider (MSP) Division as we embark on our next phase of growth. 


You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and Integrity, and our purpose to protect the safety and security of our nation. Joining our talented team, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive environment with an enviable culture which inspires our people to deliver their best work.


Our MSP Division, is part of a consortium of independent, technical partners, which include Nova Systems and PwC; supported by a range of specialist SMEs.  We share and support Defence’s commitment to growing and improving Australia’s military capability.  We do this by delivering large, long term, integrated work packages across the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).  In doing so we work closely with both uniformed and public service staff to help plan the acquisition and support of advanced military systems and equipment through the provision of rigorous analysis, advice and assurance; we relish solving the unique and challenging problems this work entails.  


About the Role


The Assistant Configuration Manager (ACM) will work within a multidisciplinary team out of Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) (Brisbane) as a valued member of the QinetiQ Operations and Delivery team, focused on the delivery of exceptional customer outcomes and support across a diverse range of capabilities for the entire Equipment Fleet in sustainment. These activities may include logistics planning, governance and assurance and commercial activities, leading to the delivery of state-of-the-art capability that supports our personnel in the field as well as ensuring that their capabilities transition into sustainment.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Document a configuration management (CM) concept that spans the complete development cycle that references industry best practice and supports the use of industry standard design methodologies including Agile.
  • Ownership and improvement of the Configuration Management strategy, plan and processes;
  • Identify CM requirements that cover the system, hardware, software and data/info requirements.
  • Manage and deliver the CM requirements against the overall CM plan for the programme.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining the configuration management plan, defining, implementing and managing version control and processes.
  • Collaborate with the project design / build team in support of multiple, concurrent configuration baselines in line with the CM Plan.
  • Provide guidance to engineers on the Configuration Management Processes.
  • The ability to build strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, and delivery partners.


Key Requirements for role:

  • Hands-on working experience of configuration management within a systems engineering Defence Project.
  • Experienced CM practitioner in all hardware and software CM related disciplines, including Configuration Control, Configuration Status Accounting, CM Audits, Baseline Management, Software Configuration Management, CM database requirements and as-built management.
  • Ability to perform within a multi-functional programme team comprising both company staff and the customer.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise own work.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work across multi-functional teams and businesses dealing with software, hardware and data products. 



*Applicants MUST be eligible to hold an Australian Government security clearance*

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


Life at QinetiQ

Are you ready to be part of a game-changing team leading the development of tomorrow’s technology? When you join QinetiQ, you’ll work alongside some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We offer generous benefits to support you throughout each stage of your career, including industry-leading flexibility and generous performance rewards.

At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed. Some of our benefits include:


  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Leave purchase
  • Loyalty leave
  • Individual and company performance bonuses
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back


A full list of our employee benefits 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.