Vice President, Defense Sector

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
Job Description
Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. has an immediate need for a seasoned Executive to lead new efforts in research, development, and specialty engineering projects with the Department of Defense.

The position will have primary responsibility for development of new business within the scope of Thornton Tomasetti Applied Science technical offering and leveraging participation with our complimentary business practices.

Essential Functions of this position

1.) Develop a consulting project business in applied mechanics, acoustics, computational analysis, machine learning and related fields, focused on organizations aligned to the Defense sector (DOD, DOE, DHS, ..)

2.) Project manage and delivery of products and services to clients, client development and cross selling of multiple disciplines.

3.) We place emphasis on solving real problems in a production environment, while having strong proficiency in the theoretical underpinnings and the physics.  You should have sufficient background to communicate our value proposition to the Defense customer .  

4.) We are often in an enabling position in that we transition recent academic R&D or R&D developed in aligned sectors or our own R&D and insert it to enhance our clients’ capabilities. You should be well positioned to identify opportunities for transformative innovation in the Defense sector. For example, one of our current areas of focus is the application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to problems in engineering mechanics.


1.) M. Eng. or higher in structural engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, or related field.

2.) Experience in identifying and converting business/project opportunities

3.) Knowledge of and relationships within the Defense sector

4.) Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work in an energetic, success-oriented team environment.

5.) Ability to obtain US security clearance.