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Imaging Specialist



Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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.

We are now looking for an additional Imaging Specialist to join our Engineering Services team in Melbourne, Victoria.

You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and Integrity, and our purpose to protect the safety and security of our nation. Joining our talented team, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive environment with an enviable culture which inspires our people to deliver their best work.

About the Role

The Imaging Specialist is responsible for technical photography and scientific imaging for trials, research, and illustrative work. This role involves close collaboration with our clients to produce photographic and video imagery, including lab and field trial support. This position requires a strong technical background in Applied Imaging and Photography (AIP), excellent time management skills and a customer-centric, pro-active approach.

In this key role, you will be responsible for;

  • Estimating, planning, and executing the delivery of AIP projects in collaboration with clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Monitoring project progress, identifying potential risks, and developing mitigation strategies.
  • Ensuring AIP deliverables, including all data, are controlled and supplied to clients adhering to relevant security classification requirements.
  • Supporting to in-field trials, including at remote locations.
  • Providing guidance on the selection and implementation of AIP solutions that align with client needs.
  • Managing the local AIP physical workplace, photography studio, storage areas, and ensuring appropriate maintenance and calibration of relevant equipment.
  • Participating, collaborating, and contributing at meetings at all levels.
  • Establishing trusted relationships with clients to identify new business opportunities.
  • Ensuring all AIP is implemented safely and according to both QinetiQ and the relevant regulatory Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) requirements.
  • Ensuring all OH&S plans and procedures are effectively implemented in work area.

To be successful for the role of Imaging Specialist you will need:

  • Proven and relevant AIP experience
  • In-depth knowledge of AIP technologies and methodologies
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients
  • Positive and proactive attitude
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills
  • Have the ability to work under pressure in remote areas

Whilst not essential, experience in the following is desirable:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Photography or similar), or Applied Imaging Professional, or equivalent industry experience.

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

Whilst applications and referrals must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Visu Mutte, Talent Acquisition specialist via email: VMutte@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



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.