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Sustaining Engineer

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Lorton, 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 is looking for an experienced Sustaining Engineer to provide support to our operations team by documenting current systems and configurations and ensure system updates are received and implemented. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following: 


Your Contribution to the Mission: 


  • Review failures in conjunction with our failure analysis lead to look for any failure trends to suggest for rework. 

  • Troubleshoot technical issues with customer applications teams.

  • Work across teams, and external customer groups to develop strategy, design solutions, and advise implementation teams during deployment.

  • Provide communication, ensuring that managers, team members, stakeholders within the organization, and clients are kept informed of current status of projects.

  • Research new or alternative technologies, document findings, conduct pilots and evaluate multiple vendors, make recommendations, and develop business cases to justify the investment.

  • Write functional requirements/specifications documents.

  • Create, maintain, and update SOPs and other procedural documents.


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • B.S. in a relevant engineering discipline with at least 2 years’ real world experience

  • Strong knowledge and experience in Electrical Engineering

  • Two to three years experience integrating military electrical and electronics systems 

  • Able to work through electrical, network, & configuration of system components. 

  • Be able to read, redline and produce system drawings in modern CAD software 

  • Participate in CM/CCB process to evaluate baseline programs and ECP/ECRs.

  • Be able to identify issues with integrated electronic systems and develop field bulletins and solutions for deployed systems world-wide. 

  • Knowledge and experience with DOD, SAE, IEEE, and/or IPC standards

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.