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Project Manager Level 3



New South Wales, Australia
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

QinetiQ is a global defence and security company and employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world. We offer our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products and help solve some of their 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. Globally QinetiQ has four Sectors, one of which is the ‘Australia Sector’’. The Australia Sector has more than 1,200 employees operating across four countries, namely Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Opportunities now exist for Project Managers within our MSP Division, based in Adelaide, Canberra or Newcastle. In our Major Service Provider (MSP) Division, we are part of a consortium of independent, technical partners, who share the Government’s commitment to growing Defence industry capability so it is able to deliver large integrated work packages across Defence domains and functions.

Project Manager you will be responsible for providing project management services to support the success of a major Defence project including:

  • Developing task and procurement plans for in collaboration with our customer to meet their needs and budget.
  • Scheduling and resource planning for approved plans
  • Monitoring and reporting on task progress
  • Present progress to stakeholders within the customer organisation.
  • Conduct risk identification and management fr tasks
  • Leading a team to provide project management across multiple Defence projects.
  • Supporting complex project and contract management
  • Supporting the development of complex business cases and delivery strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement within the Defence environment

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

  • Significant experience in leadership and management in a range of challenging environments and settings
  • Experience in project controls and co-ordination of contract deliverables
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, multi task and work under pressure
  • Knowledge of modem writing standards and processes, or Defence Writing Standards (not essential)
  • Demonstrated experience in Defence Aviation Safety Regulation (DASR) and Defence Engineering Management System (EMS)

Applicants MUST hold or be eligible to obtain a PV level Australian Government security clearance.

Our MSP (Major Service Provider) Division, is part of a consortium of independent technical partners and 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.

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
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning
  • 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

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

Please note I will be out of office from COB 19th December until Tuesday 2nd January 2024 enjoying the holiday season. I will be in touch regarding your application/and or your email upon my return


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.