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Project Managers

QinetiQ is growing – and it’s an exciting time to join us. We need talented Project Managers to join us across the UK to help us to deliver on our mission to protect lives and secure the vital interests of our customers.

We are looking for Project Managers to join us to help ensure projects are delivered to schedule, within budget and to the highest standard.

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You’ll be joining a diverse, inclusive employer that’s proud to provide a collaborative, open working environment. With our flexible approach, you’ll enjoy the work-life balance that suits you best, thanks to remote and hybrid working practices. As a Corporate Member of the Association for Project Managers (APM) and previous sponsor of the APM Annual Conference, we fully support professional membership and qualifications in parallel to on the job learning. You’ll also be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in 2021.

What do our Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers do?

Project Management is at the heart of everything we do within QinetiQ. The expertise of our Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers is essential to the successful delivery of our customer commitments and we empower them to run some of the UK’s the most critical defence and security projects. Day-to-day, as a QinetiQ Project, Programme or Portfolio Manager, you will lead diverse project teams comprising members across a wide range disciplines including technical, project management office, commercial and finance to solve our customer’s problems. As a QinetiQ Project Management professional you are accountable for ensuring the project meets its objectives and will be fully supported by experienced business leaders throughout all phases of delivery.

Varied career paths are a part of life at QinetiQ. You could specialise in a particular domain, or lead projects across the business. With increasing demand for Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers across our international business, overseas opportunities are also a possibility. Secondments and other international working arrangements may be available with our subsidiaries in Australia, the USA, Canada, several European countries and the Middle East.

New to Project Management?

In your first role or have some experience in Project Management? Returning from a career break or feel you have transferable skills from another professional role? Your talents may be a good match for our team. We recruit Project Management professionals at all levels and have an on-boarding process that will provide you with the essential Project Management knowledge you need. We also invest in our Project Management community and will support you to complete professional qualifications which align with your current and future career aspirations.

Opportunities for mid-career Project Management professionals

If you’re a mid-career professional working in industry or the armed forces, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your expertise across the wide range of project types and methodologies we use – from pure research, to consultancy, through to product and service delivery. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance. This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.

Opportunities for highly experienced Project Management professionals

As a senior Project Manager or Programme Manager, you can expect targeted training and mentoring to develop specific project management skills to help you progress to programme or complex portfolio management, for example. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. You will also have the opportunity to mentor, coach and develop others in the organisation and we will support your development as a leader in our business.