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Graduate Explosive Ordnance Engineer (Brisbane)



Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
  • A career at QinetiQ – Your fortune of opportunity
  • Fast-track your career in our 18-month program
  • Work with the industry’s brightest minds

At QinetiQ, our graduates work alongside industry experts in a company that actively helps its people thrive and grow. The richness of QinetiQ's culture and commitment to ongoing development provides our graduates with an abundance of experiences to develop their skills and create a wealth of possibilities for their future. We call it your fortune of opportunity.

Who we are

QinetiQ is a global defence and security company and employs more than 8,500 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.

Our Graduate Development Program

You will work on unique, challenging and interesting projects alongside inspiring leaders who are experts in their fields. Our program will broaden your knowledge and experiences and you will grow professionally in an inclusive and supportive environment. Don’t rely on luck, embrace and immerse yourself in a career at QinetiQ where your fortune of opportunity awaits!

  • Work to solve real world challenges, with access to some of Australia’s most inspiring innovations
  • 18 month structured learning and development plan
  • Access to senior leaders and technical experts who will guide and mentor you and help you to shape your career
  • Access to a suite of online professional development courses
  • Permanent ongoing employment

To learn more about our graduate program, visit https://www.qinetiq.com/en-au/careers/early-careers

The opportunity
QinetiQ’s long-standing partnership with EMB has led to our people gaining Engineering Authority for the majority of guided weapons in the ADF’s inventory. Whilst on the program, you will gain knowledge and be involved in Australian's Defence Organisation's Explosive Materiel Branch (EMB), working across a wide range of tri-Service munitions projects. This will include support to the Acquisition and Sustainment phases of a project lifecycle across cross-functional areas (Land, Air and Sea).

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the systems engineering processes and product development, as well as gaining experience in analysing and writing documentation across the GWEO Enterprise.

A degree in Electrical / Mechatronic / Mechanical / Aerospace / Systems Engineering or similar is required to be successful in being considered.

How to apply?

  • You must be due to complete an appropriate university degree qualification by the end of 2024, or have already completed your degree
  • Whilst applications must be made online, enquiries are welcome via email: EarlyCareers.Au@qinetiq.com.au Applications should be addressed to Sarah Middleton, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Early Careers and must include:
    • A copy of your resume
    • A copy of your academic transcript to date
    • Cover letters are optional but are highly encouraged

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

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:

  • Access to a Personal Development Fund of up to $3,500 per year
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program and 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 and further information can be found here: https://www.qinetiq.com/au/Careers/Benefits (eligibility requirements apply).


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.