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Project Manager - Land 400



Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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.

Land Systems Division of CASG is the single point of accountability for both acquisition and through-life-materiel support for designated land systems for the Australian Defence Force. Land Systems Division is responsible for delivery of a diverse range of capabilities to support 'raise, train and sustain' requirements and operational deployments.

We are now looking for Project Managers to work on tasking which is integrated with the Department of Defence in relation to acquisition activity. The roles will include working closely with the Team Leader and will coordinate, oversee and report on multi-disciplinary programs/projects. Specifically the Project Managers will:

  • Engage effectively with all areas of the program to coordinate the reporting on the delivery of tasks and milestones;
  • Maintain effective communications across the program and its stakeholders;
  • Manage contracts in support of the program;
  • Manage the program schedule and other artefacts using the Microsoft Project Server;
  • Maintain and manage program financial systems;
  • Manage program risk; and employ good change management practices.
  • Interpret, apply and advise on Defence policies and procedures
  • Working in a team of specialists to deliver the program

To be successful in the role you will need to bring with you:

  • A Bachelor Degree in a commercial field, such as business, accounting, law or a related field
  • Experience in project 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 (desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience in a large capability acquisition projects, preferably but not essential experience in Defence LAND projects
  • MS Project / Prince 2 / Agile
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to collaborate at all levels

Please note that due to the nature of our business, all applicants must be eligible for Australian Defence security clearance. A Current security clearance will be well regarded.

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



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

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.