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HR Business Partner

Date: Jan 30, 2023

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 seeking an experienced Human Resources Business Partner  to support QinetiQ’s people strategy, along with the associated processes and tools. This will allow our leaders to an Identify, Manage and Develop their people. The HR Business Partner is responsible for partnering with employees and management to enhance workplace performance and deliver the QinetiQ US strategy.


Your Contribution to the Mission


  • Ensure a fair and consistent interpretation and application of Company policies, practices and procedures that create and maintain a people first culture.
  • Foster change leadership, act as an HR brand ambassador, and drive culture by caring for our team members, our vendors and our customers.
  • Help manage company organizational structure, roles, responsibilities, and staffing levels.
  • The HR Business Partner is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management 
  • Leverage data tp plan and implement strategic HR Initiatives and act as a consultant to managers and employees on general HR issues.
  • Manage employee benefits offering in conjunction with brokers, vendors and HR leadership.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory concerns including: Federal, State and local laws and regulations related to the HR function such as FLSA, ADA, Civil Rights Act of 1964 and FMLA.
  • Partner with the Payroll team to process a timely and accurate payroll on a bi-weekly basis
  • Organize, lead and facilitate new hire orientation
  • Support Employee Relations issues as needed
  • Drive Learning, Development and Training initiatives in coordination with our QinetiQ strategy and program needs.


To Land This Job, You Need


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years HR Generalist experience with a government contractor
  • Deep and broad understanding of end-to-end HR processes and the corporate systems used to support them. (i.e., Benefits, Payroll, recruitment)
  • Strong background in supporting HRIS solutions and resolving integration issues (i.e., Payroll and Benefits)
  • Knowledge and experience with all federal and state regulations, filing, and compliance requirements, including COBRA, FMLA, DOL/FLSA,and state leave laws.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to see the wider picture to identify the root causes and recommend corrective and preventative actions.
  • Quality-oriented with a keen eye towards attention to detail.
  • Highly organized, able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to communicate and work effectively with all internal and external customers at a global level.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of development and change management lifecycles.
  • Ability to utilize functionality of MS Office applications and other various technology applications.
  • Professional certification (i.e., PHR, SHRM-CP, CPP, CPM, CBP) is a plus



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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 or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

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.