Junior Electronics / Electrical Engineer

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Applecross, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Junior Electronics / Electrical Engineer
Location:        Kyle of Lochalsh and Applecross, Scotland
Package:        Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:      Full time or Part time
Role ID:          SF15579

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Electronics / Electrical Engineer at The British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The Role
As an Electronics / Electrical Engineer you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. This is a very exciting opportunity for a Junior Electronics / Electrical Engineer to be part of a small team responsible for the maintenance and operation of electronic equipment.


You'll  be responsible for the operation and repair of electronic systems used for the tracking and measurement of radiated noise from underwater vehicles. No two days are the same with this role - you will be able to take responsibility for workshop / lab tasks, and delegate or manage the task through to completion. The Electronics Engineer will be required to adhere to local multi-skill arrangements including sea-going work and Trials activities.

Day-to-day you will:

  • Lead and manage compliant tasks and activities, on site and at sea
  • Ensure all planned maintenance activities are conducted safely and with adequate resources
  • Support the repair, maintenance and operation of a range of electronic equipment and systems associated with noise analysis, including the Range Tracking System, GPS, Radar and marine radios
  • Report any defect or resource issue that affects equipment availability, in good time
  • maintain personal record of competence against an agreed framework


This role is full time and based at the BUTEC, in the Inner Sound on the north west coast of Scotland.


Essential experience of the Electronics / Electrical Engineer
You must have some relevant experience in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, whether this is through a course or work experience.


If there are aspects of your experience that you are missing, we offer great training and development programmes.


If you feel that you may be too junior or too senior for this role, please do apply as we’re happy to taylor the role based on experience.


Qualifications for the Electronics / Electrical Engineer
We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience then we would realy like to hear from you.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum. National security vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community


Why Join QinetiQ?
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 and having the 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 in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such.