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Project Management Year in Industry Placements 2021

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Job description:

Project Managers work directly in the business units, collaborating with our customers and our internal teams of experts to deliver cutting-edge solutions to performance, cost and time objectives.

They help define the scope of a project, assist in planning how to deliver it, and then manage all resources to turn the plan into a reality. Project Managers have excellent communication and time management skills, the ability to foresee risks and overcome issues, and the determination to see projects through to a successful conclusion. You will be part of a project team and shadow a Project Manager to provide you with the experience and knowledge you require to develop.

What we do

QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 people dedicated to being on the side of their customers.

Main Business Areas:

Cyber & Information

We help our customers respond to ever evolving threats, based on our expertise in training, secure communication platforms, intelligence, surveillance and cyber security. We deliver Mission Winning Innovation into global defence, security, and critical national infrastructure markets

Air & Space

As trusted partners to governments and air forces around the world, we help our customers to improve operational readiness, optimise safety and performance, and reduce cost. We also have a focus on research and new technologies, led by some of the finest minds in the industry, we’re one of Europe’s leading space system integrators.

Maritime & Land

We work with partners across the world to apply new technologies to ships, submarines and unmanned systems, exploring the art of the possible for every mission. We assess and assure naval systems from concept design through to in-service operation, simulating the mission environment using representative threats. Through individual and collective training, we integrate live, virtual and constructive technologies, enabling pre-deployment confidence.


The International Business supports the growth of our businesses in Australia, Canada and Germany by enabling collaboration and sharing of skills and expertise between all parts of QinetiQ. Our businesses provide a wide range of services to government customers including expert technical advice and support, test and evaluation and aviation training services; in support of air, land and sea operations.

Role Duties & Responsibilities

Assisting the Project Management Office (PMO) - Project Controls capability

  • Providing assistance to the Project Control team with data and information to enable reporting and decision making, including highlighting inconsistencies in the data/information and recommending suitable actions
  • Assist with the following project controls functions within the project team; planning, scheduling, document control and other project document creation and management
  • Working closely with Project Managers and project teams to monitor project finances, milestones, debtors, invoicing and cash collection
  • Assisting Project Controls improvement activity, and sharing knowledge skills and best practice
  • Work closely with Project Managers to assist in developing and maintaining detailed resource loaded schedules of projects
  • Assist the team in Identifying major milestones, decision points, project life-cycle and other project events
  • Assist with troubleshooting and monitor potential scheduling problems
  • Report on trends, forecasts, project contingency, and schedule risks and opportunities.

Assisting Project/Programme and Portfolio Managers and teams

  • Assist the delivery of project outputs, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, and quality)
  • Assist Project Manager in reviews and project team and customer meetings
  • Assist with the maintenance of forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for projects and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work
  • Assisting with the proposal and estimates at the bid stage
  • Attending reviews
  • Operating in a Safe & Secure manner
  • Embedding a culture in line with the QinetiQ values.

Entry Requirements

To apply for the role you MUST meet the below criteria;

  • Studying to or have achieved minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in a Management or STEM subject
  • Be willing to learn, and have demonstrated an aptitude for learning at pace
  • Have excellent numerate and literate skills, written and oral form, be capable of creating good relationships.

Security notice:

Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the roles in which you can perform within QinetiQ.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 12189
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Farnborough, Haslar (Hampshire), Portsmouth Technology Park, Malvern (Worcestershire), Boscombe Down (home of military aircraft testing), Bristol and Rosyth (Scotland)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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