Project Manager - Construction

Date: 7 Jul 2024

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:       Project Manager - Construction
Location:       Portsmouth + Adaptive Working Options
Package:       Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:     Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF14920


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Project Manager at our Portsmouth site within our Estates Team, where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The Role
The Project Manager will join a growing team working on a range of interesting small to medium scale construction projects across our vast estate portfolio. You will play a key role for QinetiQ helping to modernise our sites across the UK and be the focal point for the delivery of key construction and estate management projects. In this role, you will be delivering and managing all phases of both new build and refurbishment projects ensuring they are delivered in a timely and effective manner.


Essential experience of the Project Manager:

  • Demonstrable Project Management experience
  • Working knowledge of Planning Application and GPDO process
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations, JSP standard, risk management processes and techniques
  • Experience of the Construction, Design Management (CDM) Regulations and must have acted as client or similar role on a construction related project
  • Working knowledge of NEC contracts as well as JCT
  • Experience of working within the Defence/Security industry is desirable but not essential and we are open to applications from various industries


This role is full-time, 37 hours per week and we offer flexible, adaptive working options, with typically two to three days working from home. The ability and willingness to travel to various sites is required.


Qualifications for the Project Manager:
We value difference and we do not have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience then we would like to hear from you.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum: 

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those, which help the defence community. 


Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.


About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.



Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.