Head of Delivery – Disruptive Projects
14d ago

Job description / Person specification

The Research, Experimentation & Innovation (RE&I) group within QinetiQ has been active since 1st April 2018 and is leading QinetiQ’s approach to research delivery, IP management and market leading disruptive technology / solutions.

This is one of the most exciting areas of QinetiQ involving some of the world’s leading technologists, scientists and engineers.

The RE&I team has end-to-end accountability of business development, investment and delivery within QinetiQ’s portfolio and has built and incubated a suite of disruptive projects.

These projects require a different approach to delivery and as such, RE&I is forming a new Q-Works Disruptive Projects delivery team who will be accountable for the delivery of this exciting portfolio of projects.

The RE&I team now require an individual to join the team to lead the Q-Works delivery group. The successful candidate will be operating within one of the most exciting areas of the company and will be responsible for the delivery and incubation of some market leading technology, science and engineering projects that deliver exceptional operational and business value to our customers.

Key Accountabilities :

  • Lead the delivery of a complex portfolio of projects leveraging modern Programme Management methods such as Agile, Prototype and Spiral delivery
  • Coach, mentor and recruit a team of like-minded individuals who operate in the same way
  • Customer leadership for all projects within portfolio in order to delight our customers through exceptional customer delivery
  • Delivery of the Programme outcomes, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash).
  • Maintenance of forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work.
  • Reporting progress on all accountabilities to IDT Lead (or their delegate).
  • Essential Experience & Qualifications Required :

  • Experience and evidence of successful delivery of programmes or complex projects.
  • Experience of innovative project delivery using modern approaches.
  • Strong commercial experience of innovative commercial models, including IP licensing and outcome based commercial approaches.
  • Cross sector project delivery experience.
  • A sound understanding of technology, science and engineering
  • Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of the following industry sectors :

    o Oil & Gas

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