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Senior Project Manager

Date: 25-Mar-2023

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, 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.

Due to recent growth we are currently looking for a Senior Project Manager for our Maritime Engineering Services team based in Sydney. You’ll share our values of performance, collaboration and integrity, and our purpose to protect the safety and security of our nation.


Our Senior Project Manager role will see you join a talented team and be part of a diverse and inclusive environment with a culture that inspires our people to deliver their best work and progress their career.


In this role you will work autonomously within a team to plan, manage and review outcomes of project scope including the management of time, cost, quality, resources, risk and procurement. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide estimates for project planning, bids and tenders;
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans, budgets and schedules against configured baselines;
  • Identify required project resources (includes human, material and facilities);
  • Manage coordination of project team and work group partners (both internal and external)
  • Provision project status reports and progress reviews to either client, Program Manager, Program Director, General Manager or all as required;

To be successful for the role you will require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Vocational qualification (Diploma) in Project Management
  • Project management experience delivering projects within a complex environment; or
  • Experience in managing teams and influencing decisions through advice, counsel or facilitating services to others
  • The ability to lead the planning and coordination of multiple disciplines to ensure projects are effectively planned and resourced
  • Considerable independence in approach and a significant degree of originality, ingenuity and judgement

Candidates MUST hold, or have recently held an NV1 Security Clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.

Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


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
  • Purchased leave program & loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


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


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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.