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Mechanical Engineering Manager

Date: Jan 6, 2022

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.

QinetiQ Inc. is looking to hire an experienced and highly motivated Mechanical Engineering Manager in the fast paced, high tech field of robotics. The Mechanical Engineering Manager will design, develop and field innovative products on a multi-disciplinary team of cutting edge engineers. The group leader will also be responsible for overseeing and executing all aspects of a product lifecycle from concept generation to final product fielding. 


  • Lead a multidisciplinary engineering team in the mechanical design of military and commercial robotic products.
  • Create design packages of transition to manufacturing and assist in fielding and support of new products.
  • Act as a technical mechanical engineering lead on multiple prototype robotic system designs and builds.
  • Create and assign tasks for team members, supervise and mentor junior level engineers, plan and manage projects including tasks an budgets.
  • Perform basic structural, dynamic and thermal analysis.
  • Perform basic tolerance analysis.
  • Create detailed designs and drawings for fabrication in an IS9100 environment.


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering discipline, Master's preferred.
  • 7-10 years' experience in mechanical design (5-7 yrs with MSME).
  • 3+ years' experience managing/leading engieering teams on a hardware design and build, multidisciplinary leadership skills preferred.
  • Proficiency using 3-D Solid Modeling software (PTC Creo preferable) and an understanding of machine design and analysis, mechanism design, and electro mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of sheet metal fabrication, machining and welding processes.
  • Experience writing product specifications and requirements.
  • Presentation skills and the ability to lead customer interactions.
  • Hands on experience assembling, testing and troubleshooting electromechanical systems.
  • Hands on experience in shop environment and field support roles.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills with technical & proposal writing experience.
  • Experience with a CAD PDM system a plus.


Job Type:  Full Time


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

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Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.            #MJ

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand, that is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.


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.