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Team Lead

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:
• Manage and develop a team of engineers, operators, and specialists with a wide range of experience and expertise in a wide range of areas including but not limited to: mechanical design and analysis, quality and manufacturing engineers, engineering process services, etc.
• Build and manage customer relationships to ensure workload pipeline is full and continuous. Leverage relationships for opportunities to expand Quest Defense’s services and coordinate with Account Manager/Delivery Manager
• Build and foster existing and future relationships with customer counterparts to help expand opportunities and contribute to business development 
• Develop internal processes and procedures based on best practices and lessons learned
• Supervisor Related
• Resource planning, goal setting, coaching, day-to-day management 
• Follow all Quest Defense policies and procedures to ensure proper employee performance and development (metrics, performance reviews, training plans, etc.)
• Support hiring activities by confirming workload needs with customers & participating in interviews
• Develop innovative ideas to improve performance of the test site
• Onboarding to Quest Defense and customer systems
• Ensure team follows all customer site procedures for security, facility usage, dress code, etc.
• Create a positive culture aligned with the House of Quest and be the local facilitator for employee engagement and events
• Oversee teams at multiple client site locations
• Project Management Related
• Support project planning of new and existing tasks (cost, schedule, and scope) 
• Project health monitoring including risk assessments, status reports, and governance reviews
• Monitor and improve project health using Quest Defense’s governance model
• Interact with internal and external customers, stakeholders, and team members

Required Skills:
• 5+ years of experience in the aerospace industry, defense/military aircraft specific experience preferred
• 2+ years project management
• 4+ years personnel management / supervision
• 4 year degree, prefer mechanical engineering or computer engineering
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, maintain composure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
• Project management experience including budget and resources
• Ability to interact with employees/managers at all levels with strong oral and written and presentation communication skills 
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment 
• Like to work in a fast paced, creative environment 
• Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together! 

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
• Mostly Shop Floor involvement., Some Office environment
• Substantial amounts of telephone, video conferencing and computer work.
• Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
• Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
• Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM
• Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.
• Travel expected up to 10% for customer visits and managing teams at other sites
• US Citizen due to the nature of the work
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.