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Technical IDIQ Manager

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Tysons Corner, 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 Technical IDIQ Manager to support several DoD R&D programs focused on advanced geospatial technology development. The selected candidate must have a strong technical background and understanding of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) systems and be very experienced in managing advanced technology development programs for DOD customers.


Your Contribution to Our Mission:


  • Manage a large scale GEOINT technology IDIQ program, including overseeing the research, development, engineering, and integration of new and prototype systems.
  • Manages cost, schedule, performance, risk, and stakeholder expectations on assigned programs.
  • Acts as primary customer interface within customer programs; coordinates periodic meetings, provides required status reports, and ensures customer issues are addressed/resolved in a timely fashion and within contract parameters.
  • Manage all aspects of the program, including Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR), Product Testing, Milestone Documentation Development, Audits, and any other applicable events.
  • Understand broader movements in the industry and develop strategic plans for generating business opportunities in the GEOINT/C5ISR development space.
  • Act as primary liaison with the customer on all aspects of program development and management, including scheduling and attending meetings, program reviews, providing status updates, and supporting the testing of new systems and technologies.
  • Leverage relationship with the customer to identify opportunities within customer programs and work with the team to grow the business on existing and new contracts.


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • Master’s degree in an engineering, technical or business-related field + 18 years of professional experience, or a Bachelor’s degree +24 years professional experience.
  • Must have experience working within the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at the Army Geospatial Center (AGC)
  • Experience managing large-scale ($40M+ annual) technology development programs in the DOD sector.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of C5ISR systems and GEOINT system development.
  • Demonstrated domain and program experience in design, development, test, installation, and/or repair of complex electro-mechanical systems. 
  • 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.
  • Ability 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.
  • Scheduling - Hands on experience creating and maintaining integrated master schedules in MS Project.
  • 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.