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Deputy Program Manager

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is seeking an experienced Deputy Program Manager to support ISR development programs at our Fort Belvoir, VA customer location. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:


  • Assist with all aspects of the assigned programs/projects to ensure compliance with technical requirements, schedule, and budget
  • Assist in leading interdisciplinary teams of engineers and other technical staff, serve as the primary interface with the customer, subcontractors, and other third parties
  • Assist in controlling expenditures, report monthly actual performance, and create forecasts using an Estimate to Complete (ETC) process
  • Assists Sr. Program Manager with administrative documentation for subcontractor execution, procurement, finance, etc.
  • Assists the Sr. PM in providing input for financial and technical briefings on program/contract status to senior level management via Program Management Reviews (PMRs)
  • Assists in the coordination and logistics of both Contractor Acquired Property (CAP) and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) in support of mission-related activities
  • Create and track purchase requisitions (PRs) for materials and subcontractors
  • Liaise with the Senior Program Manager and functional managers to develop program resource plans and direct assigned program resources
  • Assist in the generation and delivery of weekly status reports (WARs), contractor deliverables reporting (CDRLs), program management review presentations (PMRs), and other program status updates and highlights
  • Coordinates and attends technical meetings between the USG customer and subcontractor(s), records actions and provides a status update to the Senior Program Manager
  • Assist Senior Program Manager in business development opportunities
  • Support company sales, profit, and growth objectives


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • B.S in business, technical, engineering, or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of related experience with Department of Defense customers in a program, operations, or technical leadership role
  • Organizational skills, a detail oriented workstyle, and the ability to communicate highly technical and complex topics to customers, senior leadership, and engineers
  • Strong customer management skills - must be able to assist Sr. PM with managing complex technical programs which are milestone performance and financially driven
  • Desire to learn to perform scope/requirements analysis – must be capable of working with a customer to translate the customer’s wants and needs to top level scope and requirements
  • Estimating – must be capable of working with subject matter experts to develop estimates for duration and cost.
  • Familiarity with DOD/MIL standards and the military equipment acquisition and qualification process.
  • Excellent computer skills with a strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Teams/Sharepoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Deltek CostPoint or similar MRP/ERP software systems.
  • Must be able to readily adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision.


Job Type:  Full Time

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

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