Q-Peak Inc., located in Bedford, MA, has contractual research and laser design programs requiring a professional with technical experience in laser technologies and laser engineering who has recently or wishes to transition to the role of Program Manager. You will manage business programs ranging from SBIR/STTR technology development to full qualification/EMD deliverable laser hardware as major sub-system components within the DoD environment. Q-Peak‘s program portfolio ranges from small to quite large efforts while our customer base extends from major prime contractors to DoD service labs, DoE research organizations and NASA.
Q-Peak is an established laser development and engineering firm providing leading edge laser physics and engineering solutions for customers across a wide range of government and commercial interests. Fiber lasers, ultra-short pulse lasers, novel DPSSL designs, and non-linear optics are all on-going areas of research, development, and product design. Q-Peak is a wholly owned subsidiary of Physical Sciences, Inc., one of the nation’s leading Physics, Chemistry, Optics, and Sensing firms. The Physical Sciences family (including Q-Peak, Faraday, and RSI) is employee owned and always interested in creative individuals who can contribute to the success and growth of the company.
Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) and familiarity with the DoD 5000 procurement process is necessary. Expertise with MS Project for task oriented scheduling and program progress tracking is required. The successful candidate can expect a high level of activity in supporting technical staff with proposal preparation including technical content, program master scheduling, and pricing of labor and materials. Q-Peak often works in conjunction with Universities and other technical firms. These efforts require programmatic coordination, SOW construction for sub-contracts and active monitoring of teammate performance. Regular and periodic reporting of program status to both customers and management is a major component of the position. Regular business contact with customers and partners requires excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and exceptional presentation skills.
The ideal candidate will also have the ability to collate data from multiple active and pending programs into a coherent view of labor requirements/utilization and financial performance of the business unit. Additional challenges exist with assisting Supply Chain Management, Engineering Data Management, Configuration Management, Inventory Control, and the introduction of ERP concepts in the overall business management scheme.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Physics, Engineering) preferred, and/or Master’s degree in a Lasers and/or Electro-Optics technical discipline. Additionally, a professional management certification would be a welcome addition. Past or active Security clearance at the Secret level or above is preferred, or the qualifications that would allow procuring a clearance.
US Citizenship is required.