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Technical Project Manager

Date: 04-May-2021

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.

An opportunity now exists for a Technical Project Manager to join our Integrated Engineering Services (IES) division in Sydney

Working alongside world-leading defence scientists our Integrated Engineering Services division offers multi-disciplinary professional engineering services supported by in-house manufacturing capabilities, to solve challenging engineering problems for our Defence Science and Technology clients.


QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers’ needs. Working alongside world-leading defence scientists in our Integrated Engineering Services division we offer multi-disciplinary professional engineering services supported by in-house manufacturing capabilities, to solve challenging engineering problems for our Defence Science and Technology clients.

About the role


The key focus of this role is to manage a high profile program of work across our Sydney locations including with the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh and the QinetiQ team at HMAS Waterhen, Waverton. The role requires an experienced Project Manager with the skills necessary to engage and coordinate numerous stakeholders, including scientists, managers and technicians. The role will also require engagement with external contractors and suppliers. A technical background is advantageous.


As Technical Project Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Developing project schedules, budgets, and quotes for various sized projects, and managing those projects through to completion.
  • Engaging and managing subcontractors, subcontractor organisations and suppliers to support project execution.
  • Liaising with procurement teams to acquire equipment and components in accordance with procurement processes.
  • Negotiating successful outcomes with customers on project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Delivering projects in accordance with the stipulated engineering and quality management systems.
  • Identifying and managing project risks from project inception through to completion of the project lifecycle by developing effective mitigation strategies in conjunction with Chief Engineers office.
  • Identifying and managing project issues and develop solutions to maintain project progression.


To be successful in the role of Technical Project Manager the ideal applicant will require:

  • Experience in an engineering technology environment (preferably in technology product development but not mandatory), working with technicians, engineers, scientists, or managers.
  • Experience managing technical engineering projects throughout the entire project lifecycle, i.e. customer needs elicitation, project requirements development, design, manufacturing, testing and verification.
  • Experience managing projects with mechanical and/or electronic manufacturing and design teams.
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects, whilst maintaining control of scope, quality, budget and schedule within agreed tolerances.
  • Experience motivating and providing direction to multiple project teams and, where required, customers.
  • Ability to engage with a diverse range of engineers, scientists, and technicians, at an appropriate level.


Eligibility to obtain an Australian Government NV1 security clearance is required.


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 16 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.