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Program Manager

Date: May 4, 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.

The Program Manager will support our Land Systems Division with a focus on the following areas:

  • Act as primary customer interface for all program aspects and lead program reviews to discuss technical, cost and schedule activities.
  • Create program plans including the development of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for management of scope to ensure alignment with contract requirements, budgets, and internal commitments.
  • Monitor and assess program performance against plan (schedule and financial) using and Earn Value (EV), identify risk and scope changes, develop and implement corrective action when necessary to initiate program changes. Maintain MS Schedule regularly.
  • Control expenditures per the project budget and report monthly on project budget to actual performance via the Estimate to Complete (ETC) process.
  • Understand the role and responsibility of each program team member, and through expert communication and leadership skills, establish a common understanding among team members on scope, schedule, and financial objectives.
  • Work with functional managers to develop program resource plans. Direct assigned program resources.
  • Work closely with the Business Development, Engineering, Operations, and Finance departments to support proposal efforts, contract negotiation and award.


To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of Project Lead experience with Department of Defense customers
  • B.S /B.A. in Engineering, Science Mathematics or equivalent
  • Proven track record of managing programs with challenging technical, schedule, and cost requirements as well as complex customer and subcontractor relationships.
  • Must have hands on experience creating and maintaining plans in MS Project.
  • Must have experience managing with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
  • Possess excellent people and leadership skills – must be capable of leading a team of technical personnel from different functions and foster collaboration and excel at conflict resolution.
  • 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 perfume 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.
  • Estimating – must be capable of working with subject matter experts to develop estimates for duration and cost.
  • Develop and maintain schedule/budgets – must know how to develop a WBS and translating that to a Microsoft Project schedule and identify budgets for all work packages in the WBS.  Use EMVS to track progress and performance
  • Hands-on project experience in design, development, test, installation, and/or repair of hardware is highly desirable
  • Familiar with DOD/MIL standards and the military equipment acquisition and qualification process.
  • Excellent computer skills with a strong proficiency in Windows platform, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio), Microsoft Project, knowledge of Deltek CostPoint or similar MRP/ERP software systems, Jira, Windchill.
  • Excellent analytical, project management and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated execution of programs using Earned Value.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively to promote collaboration among the program team.
  • Exceptional leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Familiar with Agile methodology
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 15%


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.