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Staff Motor Controls Engineer

Date: Jan 7, 2023

Location: Waltham, 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.

As a Staff Motor Controls Engineer you will design, build, and troubleshoot end to end motor solutions in autonomy, unmanned, and robotic systems. This includes component and system level engineering tasks including the analysis, design, and integration of different electromagnetic systems for both defense and commercial applications. In this role, systems can span between compact underwater propulsion units for AUVs, multi-megawatt military vehicle electrification efforts, the Ford class EMALS and AAG systems, and small to medium UGV robotics applications. QinetiQ Technology Solutions applies decades of experience developing and delivering leading edge mission ready solutions. From front line UGVs to ship and submarine mission critical systems, the QinetiQ team prides itself on overcoming next generation threats with mission-led innovation.


Your Contribution to the Mission:


  • Work within multidisciplinary teams of mechanical, electrical, software, and controls engineers to design and support complex automated systems
  • Support new and existing permanent magnet motor and generator designs
  • Assist in the entire component lifecycle from proposal, concept design, prototype build, and production implementation
  • Develop new and novel features for existing products
  • Troubleshoot and root cause challenging component and systems problems


To Land This Job You Need:


  • Bachelor of Science degree with 2+ years of related experience or advanced degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Robotic Engineering
  • Experience with electromagnetic modelling
  • Familiarity with standard motor design specifications such as NEMA and IEC
  • Ability to see programs through from proposal to production
  • Experience interfacing and collaborating with customers


Additional Skills:


  • Interest in working with small compact motors and large high power motors
  • Experience with CAD/Analysis programs such as Solidworks, Unigraphics, MATLAB, ANSYS, Mathcad, or similar
  • Prior mentorship roles especially within an engineering setting
  • Familiarity with military design 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.