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QinetiQ North America Program Manager in Lorton, Virginia

Program Manager

Location: Lorton, VA

Job Code: 1728

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:

  • Apply technical subject matter expertise in one or more of: military sensing technologies; signal and image processing; real-time and rugged electronics; and display and visualization technologies.

  • Apply domain expertise in one or more of: Project Management, Integrated Technical Team Leading, Budget management within DoD guidelines.

  • Manage the assigned contracts and projects to performance and other requirements, schedule, cost, and budgetary requirements.

  • Serve as the primary programmatic and technical interface to external clients/subcontractors, regularly meeting with U.S. Government personnel

  • Perform integrated risk analysis for the customer and ensure minimization of scope creep

  • Lead interdisciplinary teams of engineers and other technical staff, and interface with the customer and other third parties via Integrated Product Teams (IPTs).

  • Develop Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) and execute to plans to ensure a matrixed workforce successfully fulfills project requirements.

  • Prepare weekly and monthly CDRLs, or as requested.

  • Develop technical and cost proposals in response to RFPs.

  • Support company sales, profit, and growth objectives

  • Prepare reports for upper management regarding project status and mitigate risks to ensure a matrixed workforce successfully fulfills program requirements

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Bachelor of Science (Engineering or Science desired)

  • 5+ years of experience managing DOD or Federal Agency funded programs

  • Highly technical PM abilities with demonstrated domain and program experience working with sensor systems or ground combat payloads.

  • Experience leading development programs from inception to completion.

  • Experience managing production or rapid prototyping programs desirable.

  • Experience with DOD and/or intelligence customers and organizations.

  • Experience performing all PM programmatic functions: financial, engineering, scheduling, staffing, and staff management in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated experience growing existing programs with current customers and driving growth into adjacent mission areas. Sets and executes a growth strategy to achieve goals.

  • Understands how to work across a diverse customer base to deliver solutions derived from a core set of capabilities and services.

  • Ability to manage multiple subcontractors and ensure milestone-driven schedules are met.

  • Knowledge of procurement lifecycle processes with keen oversight of vendors and material deliverables.

  • Understands the importance of communications with leadership, peers, and technologists.

  • Experience managing a program team that includes internal engineering talent, partners, subcontractors, and key suppliers.

  • Experience working first-hand with government engineers and program managers across the life of the program.

  • Understand and have experience delivering under multiple contract types and contract vehicles.

  • Detail oriented manager, capable of understanding and communicating highly technical and complex topics to customers, senior leaderships, and engineers.

  • PMP certification desired.

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

DOD Secret

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 staffing@us.qinetiq.com 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.