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QinetiQ North America Program Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

Program Manager

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Code: 1765

of Openings: 1


Who Are We?

QinetiQ Inc. is a leading innovator with over 25 years of experience rapidly developing advanced C5ISR sensor solutions and is a renowned world leader in robotics and autonomy.

The combined QinetiQ U.S. business unit brings capabilities across the full lifecycle of technology development from applied research and development to rapid prototyping, testing, fielding, and sustainment. Our expertise with unmanned platforms, broad sensing modalities, and cross-domain interoperability ensures that we deliver integrated solutions for Warfighter dominance in all phases of combat.

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms and systems, ground systems, soldier systems, maritime systems, airborne sensors and payloads, processing and exploitation capabilities, and integrated C2 solutions. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in fields such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

Our customers are always our number one priority and we consistently deliver Mission-Led Innovation to empower and protect our Defense and Security forces in the U.S. and abroad.

Your Contribution to Our Mission:

  • The Program Manager (PM) will support our Maritime Systems business area by supporting new and ongoing Navy development, production, and life cycle support programs.

  • The PM will also identify and capture new Maritime business.

  • Manage design, development, manufacturing, test and installation activities for commercial and Department of Defense projects.

  • The PM will be responsible for initiating projects by directly working with customer/sponsors to define top level scope and overall objectives; and reviewing customer requirements, defining WBS, estimate durations/costs, developing schedules, and critical path analysis.

  • The PM will lead a team to execute planned tasks to deliver specific scope on time and on budget.

  • When working on larger programs, the PM may serve as a project manager supporting a program manager by directing teams, taking performance and updating schedules.

  • He/she will be responsible for program or project performance.

  • You will monitor and control performance using techniques such as earned value management.

  • You will act as the primary interface with program or project customers.

  • Lead development of schedules and budgets using WBS, critical path and estimation techniques.

  • The PM will communicate weekly plans to the program/ project team; direct program/project team and provide guidance to mitigate risk and solve problems.

  • Manage and lead proposal development efforts

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • 2 - 10 years as a project manager, technical lead, or control account manager on a technical development or production program/project.

  • BS Engineering, or BA Business or related field.

  • MS Project – Must have hands on experience.

  • Excellent People Skills–Must demonstrate capability to of lead a team of technical personnel, and capability to resolve conflicts. Must be capable of managing a customer to assure the customer’s needs are met without incurring scope growth.

  • Action-oriented – Must demonstrate a history of taking initiative and solving problems while prudently managing risk to achieve success rather than simply tracking and reporting status.

  • Scope/Requirements Analysis – Must demonstrate ability to work with a customer to translate the customer’s wants and needs into top level scope and requirements.

  • Estimation – Must be capable of working with Subject Matter Experts to develop estimates for duration and cost.

  • Schedule/Budgets – Must be capable of developing a WBS and translating that to a Microsoft Project schedule. Develop budget for all work packages in the WBS.

Desired Skills

  • Program Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Graduate degree in engineering or business administration

  • Leadership and experience working on DOD acquisition programs.

  • Earned Value Management – 2+ years experience managing using EVM.

  • Retired Navy with Program Management experience

  • Experience managing software development and test

  • Experience with Navy LRIP and/or production programs.

  • Development and Maintenance of Logistics Management Information (LMI) in accordance with MIL-STD-1388-2B, GEIA-STD-0007, or MIL-PRF-49506

  • Experience writing DoD proposals

  • Willingness to work in Franklin MA facility when appropriate to manage production programs

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

  • DoD Secret Clearance

Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.

  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.

  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement.

  • We only hire the best! No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.

  • We have fun! We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.

  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY. We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand. That is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.


If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.