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Senior Project Manager



sevenoaks, uk
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Location: Fort Halstead, Sevenoaks + Adaptive / Flexible Working

Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type: Full-time / Permanent

Role ID: SF17098

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

The Role

As a Project Manager, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary and will be responsible for the delivery of High Hazard activities working closely with the Operations and Engineering teams. This includes testing and processing of live weapons and energetics. The scope of the IDT includes the delivery of Weapon Services across the Land Ranges, Environmental Test Centre (ETC) and Fort Halstead. In this role, you will play a crucial role supporting the front line of the UK's national security and Armed Forces, working to help protect the nation.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Develop and maintain positive engagement with project customers, partners and suppliers
  • Deliver project outputs, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales)
  • Ensure project members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the QinetiQ performance management system
  • Maintain forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work
  • Apply governance requirements (including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for foundation sales and delivery work

This role is full-time, with an expectation of 2-3 days a week at the Fort Halstead site. There will also be travel to the Environmental Test Centre at Shoeburyness on occasion for test and trials.

Essential experience of the Project Manager:

  • Previous demonstrable experience in projects, programmes, portfolios or P3 function and successfully delivering complex projects
  • Experience delivering projects to external customers; being able to identify, plan and implement actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the project outputs
  • A background working in the maritime or defence industry is preferred but not essential

Qualifications for the Project Manager:

  • APM qualified, or hold an equivalent recognised Project Management qualification

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

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