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Director of Survivability

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Franklin, Massachusetts, 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.’s Land Systems group is looking for a highly motivated Director of Survivability.  Responsibilities include business line management and operational performance for the Survivability Division.  Monitors, implements, and administers formal aspects of the Survivability Division’s business operations and program related performance in accordance with corporate policies, government regulations and contract requirements. Responsible for the development of business and program-related financial, scheduling data including budgeting and forecasting, transaction processing and financial analysis to support the division’s business objectives.  The position reports to the Vice President of Land Systems.  


Your Contribution to Our Mission:

The Director of Survivability is responsibility for the following:

  • Manage all aspects of a mature and growing product line.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for setting technical direction and drive growth in QinetiQ's Survivability technologies. 
  • Candidate will deliver technical leadership in the field of military and commercial survivability products while meeting orders, revenue, and profit targets
  • The candidate will have knowledge in armor design and installations for land, air and sea applications and understand ballistics and mechanical engineering.
  • Work with Business Development to develop project and program opportunities, leveraging internal and external funding.
  • Lead interdisciplinary teams to execute complex projects, ranging from early development to product delivery.
  • Provide technical leadership within funding, schedule, and customer constraints.
  • Reach out and Work within the survivability community and build relationships and partnerships.
  • The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to engage customers, write proposals, lead teams, interact with internal and external customers, and successfully execute delivery with high customer satisfaction.
  • Work with and support programs across Land Systems when needed when advantageous


To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Strong business leadership background.  Able to lead multidisciplinary teams, supervise and mentor team members, plan and manage projects including tasks and budgets.
  • The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to manage and report business line performance. 
  • Ability to Lead holistic product development and transition products to manufacturing. 
  • Hands on experience in ballistic testing and troubleshooting survivability systems in laboratory and field environments, strong skills across entire design cycle. 
  • Must understand configuration management in system design, and product realization.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills with extensive technical & proposal writing experience.  Strong presentation skills and the ability to lead customer interaction required.
  • BS or MS in engineering/sciences/business with 8 - 10 years industry experience in mechanical products development.
  • PMI PMP desirable  
  • Experience with defense programs and product development is desirable. 



Job Type:  Full Time



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