Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 16366
  • Date Posted: 25 June 2024
  • Employer: QinetiQ
  • Website: https://www.qinetiq.com/
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + bonus + benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Job title: Project Manager
Location: Portsmouth
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full-time / Permanent
Role ID: SF16366


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Project Manager within our UK Defence Team working on the Defence Digital Programme based at our Portsmouth office where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry's most brilliant minds.

The Role
As a Project Manager, you'll have a role that is out of the ordinary. You will be responsible for the delivery of high-value projects within our Defence Digital Team.

Day-to-day, you will develop and maintain positive engagement with project customers, partners and suppliers.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Delivering project outputs to an agreed baseline across customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales
  • Ensuring project members operate in line with QinetiQ's operating framework & functional competency management requirements and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in QinetiQ's performance management system
  • Resolving conflicts within the project and collaborating across QinetiQ
  • Maintaining forecasts for both financial and resource demand signalling for sales and delivery
  • Applying governance requirements including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate for foundation sales and delivery work


This role is full-time, 37-hours per week, and based at our Portsmouth site with flexible, hybrid working arrangements.

Essential experience for the Project Manager:

  • Operating as a Project Manager within IT Communications, Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Managing complex projects within a defence or delivering projects specifically to a defence contractor
  • Project Management experience using Waterfall methodology

Qualifications for the Project Manager:

  • Previous experience in a Project Management Office
  • APM qualified or another comparable PM qualification
  • The successful candidate must be willing to undergo DV Clearance, please see the link below for guidance

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

Our Benefits:

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution Pension Scheme, with Life Assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days' additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local communities


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.