QinetiQ North America Mechanical Engineer, Associate in Waltham, Massachusetts


QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.

At QinetiQ-NA, you’ll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team,

you’ll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and career development opportunities. If you’re interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry...but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up...QinetiQ-NA is the right place for you

QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.


QinetiQ North America’s Unmanned Systems Group is looking for a highly motivated Mechanical Engineer in the fast paced, high tech field of robotics. The Senior ME will design, develop and field innovative products on a multi-disciplinary team of cutting edge engineers. The team member will also be responsible for overseeing and executing all aspects of a product lifecycle from concept generation to final product fielding.

Job purpose :

Candidate will participate in the mechanical designs of military and commercial robotic products. Projects will be on robotic systems ranging from 10 pounds to 100,000 pounds. Candidate should be proficient using 3-D Solid Modeling software (PTC Creo preferable) and have an understanding of machine design and analysis, mechanism design, and electro mechanical systems. The candidate will perform as an engineering team lead or member on projects, create design packages, and assist in fielding and support of new products. The candidate shall also be “hands-on” with abilities support mechanical design and product issues related to various DoD pre-production and production programs. Looking for someone with strong mechanical / mechanism / electromechanical design and leadership experience.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  1. Electromechanical design, layout and modeling of electro-mechanical assemblies machinery and mechanisms.

  2. Perform basic structural, dynamic and thermal analysis.

  3. Perform basic tolerance analysis.

  4. Creation of detail designs and drawings for fabrication.

  5. Act as a technical mechanical engineering lead

Required knowledge:

Design -- Experience with Electro-mechanical system design with a concentrated focus in mechanisms and Machine Design and Analysis is required.

Clerical – Experience with a CAD PDM system a plus. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records.

Required Skills

Project Management – Strong project management and leadership skills required. Able to lead multidisciplinary teams, Create and assign tasks, supervise and mentor junior level engineers, plan and manage projects including tasks an budgets

Technical – Hands on experience assembling, testing and troubleshooting electromechanical systems in shop environment and field, strong CAD and detailing skills, development of design documentation packages, experience in sourcing vendors of electromechanical components, and ability to create and complete test plans

Leadership - Strong leadership skills: initiative, independence, motivation. Think creatively, promote innovation.

Computer Aided Design – Must have experience with relevant CAD packages. PTC Creo and Windchill highly desired.

Drafting – Must have experience with creation of detailed drawing and geometric tolerance (ASME Y14.5).

Communication- Must demonstrate excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills with technical & proposal writing experience. Presentation skill and ability to lead customer interaction required. The ability to write product specifications & requirements is required.

Computer- Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


  1. 0-2 years experience in mechanical design

  2. Knowledge of sheet metal fabrication, machining and welding processes.

  3. Hands on experience in shop environment and field support roles.

  4. Mechanical Engineering BS or equivalent

  5. Candidates will be subject to a Background Investigation. US citizenship is required.

Job ID 2018-35388

# of Openings Remaining 1

Category Engineering

Residency Status U.S. Citizenship Required