Cyber-worthiness Principal Consultant

Greater Sydney, New South Wales, AU

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QinetiQ employs more than 8500 people in 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise and advisory services to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' 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.


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. 


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We are currently looking for a Cyber-worthiness Principal Consultant to join the cyber team within our growing protective security capability group. This role is based out of Newcastle, NSW


As a Cyber-worthiness principal consultant, your responsibilities may include:

  • Working with our client or a Task Lead to plan the resource management of the cyber-worthiness team across the range of projects within the client’s portfolio based upon task priorities and available budget.
  • Providing regular reporting across all cyber related tasks within the portfolio.
  • Working with the client to improve the cyber-worthiness culture across the client organisation.
  • Leading or be part of a team who are developing, implementing and maintaining the cyber-worthiness program for the multiple defence platforms our client manages.
  • Working with stakeholders to achieve certification and accreditation, including international partners, DASA and various other certification and accreditation authorities and air force.
  • Participating in the continuous skills development programme within our protective security capability group.


To be successful in the role of a Cyber-worthiness Consultant you will need to bring with you:

  • Extensive experience in cybersecurity, preferably in a defence domain.
  • Demonstrated understanding of defence cyber-worthiness.
  • Demonstrated understanding of ICT Accreditation processes for platform and system acquisition and sustainment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of CASA or DASA requirements upon platform accreditation
  • Extensive experience leading teams, including resource management, capability development and career planning.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills.
  • The confidence to be a self-starter.


Applicants will also need to hold an existing Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) security clearance of at least NV2 and preferably PV. This role has an ITAR requirement.


As the successful applicant, you will join an experienced, innovative and supportive tight-knit team. You will work across a diverse range of projects and products in Defence and will be exposed to different technologies and tools, allowing you to grow in your career and feel fulfilled in your work.


If you enjoy diverse work, flexibility, career growth and making a meaningful contribution to your team – this is the role for you!


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:

  • Individual Professional Development Fund
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program & 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 can be found here:





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 Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.

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Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Flex hours Parental leave

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Australia

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