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Project Manager

Date: Dec 28, 2021

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.

Your Contribution to Our Mission:


QinetiQ Inc. is looking for a highly motivated Project Manager to oversee the design, development, manufacturing, and test and installation ativities for commercial and Department of Defense projects. The selected individual will be responsible for initiating projects by directly working with customer/sponsors to define top level scope and overall objectives. This individual will be a key contributor to plan projects by reviewing customer requirements, defining WBS, estimating durations/costs, developing schedules, and performing critical path analysis. During the execution of the project the project manager shall lead a team to execute planned tasks to deliver specific scope on time and on budget. On larger programs, the project manager could support a program manager by directing teams, taking performance and updating schedules and task lists. The project manager will be expected to use his/her skills and knowledge of the system to identify issues as they occur and provide direction to maintain cost & schedule performance. Key responsibilities and accountabilities:


  • Development of schedules and budgets using WBS, critical path and estimating techniques.
  • Develop project plans including developing MS Project schedules.
  • Communicate weekly plans to the project team.
  • Direct project team and provide guidance to mitigate issues as they occur
  • Work with the team to take project performance and update MS Project plan

  • Conduct Risk Management and identify risk mitigations

  • Communicate project status to customer(s) through periodic status meetings

  • Lead proposal responses to customer inquiries.


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or business related field.
  • 1 - 5 years of experience as a project manager, technical lead or Cost Account Manager on an electromechanical development/production project.

  • Experience translating customer requirements and needs to top level scope and requirements.
  • Experience working directly with customers, providing update reports and assuring that the customers' needs are met without incurring scope growth.
  • Must be capable of developing a WBS and translating that to a Microsoft Project schedule. Develop budget for all work packages in the WBS.
  • Excellent people management skills.

Desired Skills

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • Hands-on project experience in design, development, test, installation, and/or repair of hardware, software, and shipboard control systems

  • Experience with Department of Defense customers such as NAVAIR or NAVSEA.


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.

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.