Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

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Locations:  Portsmouth, Bristol, Farnborough, Lincoln, Malvern, Salisbury

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QinetiQ is growing – and it’s a great time to be here. As we enter new markets around the world, we need talented Systems Engineers to join us in the UK.You’ll be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021 study.We currently have Systems Engineering opportunities across our sites in the UK. If you’re interested in joining us – now or in the future – we’d love to hear from you.

Systems Engineering is a key technical discipline within QinetiQ. In fact, many of the chief engineers and other technical leads supporting areas of our business are Systems Engineers. Their expertise covers everything from the use of different lifecycle models and development methods (e.g. agile and model-based Systems Engineering), to the use of specific tools and notations. Day to day, they conduct requirements engineering, architecting, design, integration and test, evaluation and acceptance and through-life support.

Join us, and you could specialise in a key skill or particular domain, or work on Systems Engineering across the organisation. With increasing demand for Systems Engineers across our international business, overseas opportunities may be available with our subsidiaries in Australia, the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.  

In your first role or have some experience in Systems Engineering?

We recruit Systems Engineers with specific skillsets and areas of application, such as Systems Architects, Combat Systems Engineers and Secured Navigation Systems Engineers.

Opportunities for mid-career Systems Engineers

If you’re a mid-career professional working in industry or the armed forces, you’ll have the chance to make your expertise count right from day one. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development, including expert training and mentoring, with an emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.

Opportunities for highly experienced Systems Engineers

As a senior Systems Engineer, you can expect specialist training (which may include conference attendance and paper presentation, for example), and targeted mentoring to develop specific technical skills. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. Our Fellowship scheme recognises and develops professionals with high-level, specialist technical expertise. However, to progress to more senior roles, you’ll need to be an active member of an appropriate professional body.

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems.

Diversity and inclusion

Our differences are not only embraced but make us stronger. With that goal in mind, we have Diversity & Inclusion Champions in all our businesses; employee-led networks; and a number of employee communication channels. In a diverse, inclusive environment, we can all achieve our potential. 

Adaptive Working

Flexible & hybrid working options

We understand our people have different needs when it comes to balancing work and life. With Adaptive Working, there’s the potential to work in the way that suits both you and QinetiQ best. We offer flexible working to enable you to work fewer days per week or have flexible start and finish times.

Meanwhile, hybrid working means you could work remotely or partly on-site. All options are powered by digital technology and designed to balance individuals’ needs with those of teams and customers.

The goal is to create an inclusive, collaborative and customer-focused culture where everyone can thrive. Find out more here

Your wellbeing

Looking after the health and wellbeing of you and your family is our number one priority. As part of our Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) strategy, we offer a host of services designed to support your wellbeing. They range from our Thrive app and Employee Assistance Programme to Mental Health First Aiders. Your wellbeing is critical to our collective and individual success.

Rewards and benefits

In addition to global career progression and the opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting projects, we offer a wide range of rewards and recognition. Our highly competitive salaries come with a raft of benefits, from a performance-based Employee Incentive Scheme, to Thank Q, our global recognition scheme. There’s also a Share Incentive Plan, Life Assurance and Benefits+, our flexible benefits package. It’s all designed to make life easier for you and your family.

Discover new roles, varied projects and the work-life balance you want –  Apply Now here

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