Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop, and mentor a diverse team of engineers with expertise spanning mechanical design and analysis, heat transfer and CFD analysis, and non-conformance disposition and analysis.
    • Oversee resource allocation, goal establishment, coaching, and day-to-day management.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with customer counterparts, expanding opportunities and contributing to business development efforts.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to engineers, leveraging insights from industry-renowned experts.
  • Ensure adherence to Quest's policies and procedures for optimal employee performance and growth.
    • Track project finances and report status.
    • Maintain project schedules and uphold delivery excellence.
    • Manage monthly project invoicing.
  • Support recruitment initiatives through interviews and onboarding processes.
  • Contribute to project planning for new and existing tasks, encompassing cost, schedule, and scope considerations.
  • Participate in proposal preparation and risk assessments.
  • Develop and refine internal processes based on best practices and lessons learned.
  • Collaborate with internal and external resource managers to appropriately staff projects.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in interactions with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Provide weekly status reports, engage in SOW discussions, and address scope revisions.

Required Skills:

  • Possess a minimum of 5 years' experience in the aerospace industry.
  • Hold a BS/B.Tech degree in Mechanical/Aero/Civil engineering, a related technical field, or possess equivalent experience.
  • Exhibit the ability to meet deadlines, thrive under time constraints, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Display strong interpersonal skills, interacting adeptly with individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Thrive in a collaborative team environment with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Embrace a fast-paced, creative work environment.
  • Value working within dynamic, diverse teams and enjoy fostering camaraderie.
  • Due to project requirements, U.S. Citizenship is mandatory, and willingness to obtain a DoD secret clearance is necessary.

Desired Skills:

  • Preference for previous personnel management experience.
  • Previous exposure to project management.
  • Familiarity with ANSYS Analysis products.
  • Proficiency in CAD tools, design, and manufacturing processes.
  • Familiarity with Aero Engines.
  • Experience with data analytics, quality practices, and root cause analysis.
  • Possession of an active DoD secret clearance.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Primarily office-based, occasional involvement in shop floor activities.
  • Substantial telephone and computer usage.
  • Adherence to strict procedures within heavily regulated industries.
  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines, including potential for extended hours.
  • Standard 8-hour workdays with lunch, totaling 40-hour workweeks. Core hours: 9 AM to 4 PM.
  • Ability to utilize personal transportation for customer site visits.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be arranged for individuals with disabilities.

Quest Defense provides equal employment opportunities, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind, and ensures fair treatment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


Quest Defense provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.