Senior Mechanical Engineer
QinetiQ North America - Norfolk, VA

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QinetiQ North America’s Services & Solutions Group delivers aerospace operations and systems, engineering and life-cycle management, IT solutions and services, software and systems engineering, and missions solutions. Our core offerings include: space engineering, software solutions and enterprise IT, cyber intelligence, systems integration and engineering, training, modeling and simulation, logistics and life-cycle management.

QinetiQ North America is an AA/EEO Employer.


Responsible for providing guidance and expertise in mechanical engineering to design complex mechanical equipment and systems, and to investigate, evaluate and develop new applications for existing equipment and systems. Determines theoretical principles involved and applying advanced analytical and investigative methods and techniques. Analyzes assigned tasks to provide estimates of manpower and material required to complete. Prepares schedules for accomplishing tasks within estimates. Supervises and coordinates technicians in fabrication and installation of complex mechanical and related electronic equipment and systems. May direct field operation and maintenance activities of mechanical equipment/systems installations. Evaluates operational systems and designs modification to eliminate causes of malfunctions or changes in system requirements. Develops new applications requiring appreciable originality and ingenuity, and complex test procedures for equipment and systems which are significantly different from existing designs. Plans, organizes and conducts the development of each assignment; coordinates manpower assigned to each activity and coordinates the activities of group involved in various stages of overall program to ensure effective integration. Provides technical guidance to personnel involved with producing design fabrication drawings. Reviews and corrects drawings to ensure proper engineering techniques and required specification have been utilized. Develops, releases and maintains documentation in accordance with company and contractual requirements. Reviews, writes and edits reports such as evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals, etc. to provide recommendations, conclusions, and other data.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Marine Engineering from an accredited college or university 8-10 years experience in the design, operation, maintenance or testing of watercraft mechanical equipment and systems equipment directly related to this Statement of Work (SOW). This experience should include working experience with United States Coast Guard (USCG), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and Department of Defense (DoD) standards for watercraft. A target of three years supervisory experience is desired. A Professional Engineer's (PE) License may be used to substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s degree may be used to substitute for 5 years of experience.

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