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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: QinetiQ
Location: Fort Belvoir
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

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 is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to lead and execute complex projects while interfacing with a world class machine shop onsite at Fort Belvoir, VA. The selected engineer will be responsible for the following:

Leading diverse teams of engineers and technicians to modify vehicle platforms for the accommodation of new sensor technologies in a rapid prototyping environment.

Through creativity and experience, the individual should be comfortable contributing to the design.

Capable of working with the team to generate innovative ideas, then able to capture those ideas and turn them into reality through Computer Aided Design (CAD).

As a senior Mechanical Engineer, the candidate is expected to possess strong leadership skills.

He or she should be comfortable with working through differing viewpoints, resolving conflict, and ultimately delivering a solution that meets the requirements of the customer.

In addition, serving as an example to the Engineering team, the Sr Mechanical Engineer should be able to maintain a comfortable work pace, yet possess a "Mission First" attitude when necessary.

Mounting and aligning optical assemblies as well as building boresight alignment plans and system build plans.

The Mechanical engineer will be responsible for establishing a repository for drawings, working with the Branch Chief to coordinate software needs and licensing required on a limited budget.

To Land This Job, You Need:
BS or MS in Mechanical Engineer, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent plus 10+ years of relevant technology design and development experience

Knowledge of Far Target Location systems , optical test equipment, Infrared electro-optical imaging systems, and sheet metal design.

Experience with setting up and executing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) models.
Strong ability to model, tolerance, generate drawings, and work closely with a machine shop to produce original components.
Strong understanding of opto-mechanical mounting techniques and electro-optical system development.
Experience with military hardware design with the goal of withstanding mil-standard environmental testing and evaluation.
Experience designing using strong human factors engineering principles; familiarity with Mil-std 1472 is a plus.
Has worked in a Product Data Management (PDM) environment where there was model and drawing revision control.
Flexible attitude for a very fast-paced environment to develop prototype electro-optical systems and integrate onto experimental platforms.
Strong Leadership and Mentoring skills to drive a team to success for the completion of a project.
Experience working in direct support of a government customer, interfacing directly onsite with a Government supervisor.

Fluent use of CREO and Solidworks.

Experience in or with a machine shop designing and fabricated piece parts.

Highly proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

Experience with Opto-Mechanical mounting and platform integration.

Good leadership skills .

Must be willing to travel domestically up to 25% including some weekends.

Job Type: Full Time

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
DoD Secret or higher Clearance


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 staffing@us.QinetiQ.com 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.

Keywords: QinetiQ, Washington DC , Senior Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Fort Belvoir, DC

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