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Commercial & Procurement Opportunities - EMB



Canberra, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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.

We seek expressions of interest from talented people for roles available now and in the future. If a rewarding career with a supportive employer appeals to you, please register your interest by applying online. If a suitable opportunity doesn’t present itself immediately, we’ll be happy to keep your details on file for future consideration.

Opportunities could be based in either Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne

Boasting the largest team of highly respected and experienced Explosive Ordnance (EO) acquisition personnel, our consultants work in close partnership with our clients and are embedded within a vibrant team, working on multi-million dollar projects that are at the cutting edge of innovation in Defence munitions and the creation of sovereign defence capability.

We are looking to engage with Commercial and Procurement professionals of varying levels of seniority to join our team and provide Commercial & Procurement services to the Commonwealth. In addition to the skills and knowledge listed below, the more senior roles may be involved with team development, mentoring, documentation and client engagement.

Typical Commercial or Procurement Professionals are responsible for:

  • The provision of commercial and business advice on industry engagement and contract pricing and industry investment matters to support the development of CoA procurements.
  • Leading complex procurement activities and developing procurement and tender documentation
  • Providing support in the review of commercial contracts across the Defence Capability Life Cycle (CLC)
  • Managing and monitoring core elements and staff associated with the commercial aspects of the program
  • Managing program organisational interdependencies including; Defence capability and benefits management, CLC and management control, stakeholder management, organisational governance, financial management, resource management and risk management
  • Developing, implementing and sharing strategies and tools for the continuous planning, monitoring and evaluation of contracts, including identification and resolution of risks and issues, benefits realisation, and project impact and quality measures, to ensure successful project delivery

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Knowledge of ASDEFCON contracts including contract changes, review of contract deliverables, management of contractor performance and contract negotiation
  • Providing accurate and timely commercial advice and guidance to delegates and stakeholders.
  • Assuring compliance with relevant departmental procurement policies.
  • Identifying and managing commercial risks.
  • Preparing internal briefs, approval submissions and reports.
  • Coordinating project representation at key contract meetings.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience to undertake tasks of increasing complexity, including the ability to consider a problem, derive a range of potential solutions from existing possibilities and decide on the best course of action to reach a cost effective outcome
  • High-level analytical skills and the ability to process factual and qualitative information in complicated or novel situations
  • Demonstrated sound judgement and business acumen, with a focus on results
  • Effective communications skills, presenting information clearly and in an appropriate style to the audience
  • Ability to 'get to the heart of' the client's problem and identify additional work opportunities

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Joanne Burns via email; jburns@qinetiq.com.au

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.



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.