Senior Systems Engineer

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Adelaide, South Australia, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.


An opportunity now exists for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Integrated Engineering Services division, based in Adelaide.


As a Senior Systems Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake requirements definition, allocation, decomposition and change management over the engineering lifecycle
  • Development and management of System and sub-system specification and Interface Control Documents (ICD)
  • Development of System Breakdown Structure
  • Development of Systems Engineering documentation, including the Systems Engineering Management Plans and System and Sub-system Specifications
  • Development and presentation of material for the delivery of Mandated System Reviews (SRR, SDR, PDR, DDR)
  • Identification and management of Systems Engineering related risks and dependencies, including development of risk mitigation plans


To be successful in the role of Senior Systems Engineer, you will need to bring with you:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in engineering
  • Experience working within the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Previous defence experience
  • A reliable, resourceful and team-oriented approach to work
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex problems and issues


Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.



Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program & loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here:





As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people. 

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.