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Team Lead

Date: 25-May-2023

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 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 Team Lead to join QinetiQ’s leading Structural Integrity business based in South Melbourne Victoria.


The Team Lead – Authority, Policy and Professionalisation will provide leadership to a team of engineers delivering complex safety authority tasks and services for military airworthiness stakeholders. The Team Lead will be responsible for the performance management and personnel requirements, whilst generating and maintaining a safe work environment with high employee engagement.


As Team Lead – Authority, Policy and Professionalisation your responsibilities will include:


  • Managing of a team of engineers within a Program area of the business.
  • Scoping and managing the execution and delivery of complex aviation safety authority services to varying customers, enhancing QinetiQ’s reputation as a trusted provider and partner.
  • Serving as a primary point of contact and client interface for the assigned tasks for their team, developing strong customer relationships and managing client expectations.
  • Ensuring administrative management deliverables are met, including: invoice requests, data reporting, financial and resource projections.
  • Ensuring optimal utilisation of human, physical and financial resources allocated to assigned tasks; decisions are guided by resource availability and/or functional objectives.
  • Ensuring standardisation and continuous improvement of relevant processes.
  • Compliance with legislative, regulatory, QinetiQ Quality Management Systems, Employee Safety requirements.
  • Ensuring management, communication and leadership practices in the team generates a high level of employee engagement, a high performance culture and aligns with QinetiQ staff competency requirements.


To be successful in the role of Team Lead – Authority, Policy and Professionalisation you will need to bring with you:


  • Degree qualified Engineer
  • Solid industry experience, with a particular focus on military airworthiness regulations and their application within ADF Air Domain.
  • Whilst not essential, experience with aviation safety policy and regulation development, and /or relevant experience in aviation software certification, UAS certification, aerodrome certification or flight operations safety assurance will be highly regarded.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent PM and organisational skills in planning, managing and coordinating
  • Advanced professional writing capabilities to develop or improve documents and ensure understandable and useful information
  • An ability to apply good judgement with the capacity to make informed, well thought through decisions
  • A highly analytical and solution focused approach with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to solicit, support and coordinate efforts of a diverse team of professional experts
  • Experience working within an engineering management system


Applicants MUST hold a Baseline Australian Government Security Clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks for all preferred candidates


Structural Integrity Group

QinetiQ’s Structural Integrity group provides trusted, independent airworthiness advice and specialist structural integrity engineering services to Military customers, with a strong focus on the Air Domain. Our team of highly qualified and experienced engineers offer a full range of structural integrity engineering services including design, loads and stress analysis, fatigue and damage tolerance analysis, vibration and aero elasticity assessment, numerical modelling, data management and analysis, risk analysis, software development, certification basis assessment and development of Instructions for Continued Airworthiness.


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 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 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people. 

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