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Project Manager (Engineering & Innovation)



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

QinetiQ is a global defence and security company and employs more than 8500 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.

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager will play a lead role in the management and balance of project requirements, budget, production and delivery of short to medium term projects whilst maintaining client relationships.

The Project Manager is responsible for the full lifecycle of project management tasks in the Engineering & Innovation (Maritime) team/business unit including:

  • Plan, manage and review outcomes of project scope, time, cost, quality, resources, communication, risk, procurement and integration
  • Plan, coordinate and execute work packages within the Engineering and Innovation team
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to define scope and establish key requirements for the related work package.
  • Identify project risk areas and manage issue escalation.
  • Manage, unblock, and accelerate cross-team projects spanning multiple functional teams and cross-functional initiatives.
  • Contribute to the achievement of budgeted revenue and contribution targets
  • Identify required project resources (includes human, material and facilities)
  • As an ideal applicant for this senior role, you will need:
  • A strong knowledge and skills in project management tools (Apollo/Microsoft Project and/or Atlassian Jira) and methodologies
  • Experience managing full project and program lifecycles in a complex environment.
  • Programme and Technical (Engineering, Science, Technology) background with real world delivery
  • Experience in managing technical, engineering, sustainment and facilities projects throughout the entire project lifecycle would be highly desirable
  • Demonstrated communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • A demonstrated ability to cultivate a broad network of relationships and influence with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience negotiating commercial and projects / services delivery with senior Defence customers/stakeholders.

Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be eligible for Australian Defence security clearance.

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Joanne Burns via 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

A full list of our employee benefits can be found here: https://www.qinetiq.com/en-au/careers/benefits

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



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.

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