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Program Manager

Date: May 3, 2023

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, 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 Program Manager to manage the acquisition of affordable, reusable, realistic, threat representative aerial targets to the Army, other services, and Allied Nations to support a variety of missions which require both simulated and live-fire engagements.


Your Contribution to Our Mission:


  • Provide Program Management support for all efforts to accomplish the assigned missions, including acquisition of the following:
    • Aerial target systems, aerial target subsystems, ground support equipment and spares. 
    • Flight operations, communication technologies, training, and planning
    • Modification to existing aerial target systems to meet evolving requirements for research and development.
    • Test supplies, and training support.
  • Oversee all aspects of the assigned programs/projects to ensure compliance with requirements, schedule, and budget.
  • Generate, update, and maintain Integrated Master Schedules (IMS), identify resources, critical path items, address schedule conflicts and risks, and synchronize the IMS with other projects across the program’s portfolio.
  • Control expenditures, report monthly actual performance, and create forecasts using an Estimate to Complete (ETC) process.
  • Work with functional managers to develop program resource plans. Direct assigned program resources.
  • Generate and deliver weekly reports, monthly reports, program review presentations, and other program status updates and highlights.
  • Work closely with the Business Development, Engineering, Operations, and Finance departments to support technical and cost proposal efforts.
  • Support company sales, profit, and growth objectives.


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or business related field.
  • 5+ years of related experience with Department of Defense customers in a program, operations, or technical leadership role.
  • Demonstrated domain and program experience in production, acquisition, and delivery of commercial and non-commercial hardware and software and materials. 
  • Experience with Technical Flight, Engineering, and Field Services Support.
  • Experience supporting training activities including training of Government personnel. 
  • Logistical and technical support experience based around materials deliverables and testing.
  • Experience managing cost, schedule, and risk across multiple programs.
  • Experience managing subcontractors from multiple sources to achieve a common goal.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage diverse teams across multiple projects.
  • Detail oriented manager, capable of understanding and communicating highly technical and complex topics to customers, senior leadership, and engineers.
  • Strong customer management skills - must be capable of managing a customer to assure the customer’s needs are met without incurring scope growth.
  • 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), Microsoft Project, knowledge of Deltek CostPoint or similar MRP/ERP software systems, Jira, and Windchill.
  • Must be able to readily adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
  • PMP certification desired.


Job Type:  Full Time

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

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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.