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Electronic Engineer

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

We are currently recruiting an Electronics Engineer to join QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) within our Engineering Team. QTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC specialising in the design and manufacture of a range of state of the art Unmanned Aerial and Surface Target systems including the world leading Banshee target.

QTS targets are used to enable realistic weapons test and evaluation and operator training in over 40 countries worldwide with QTS providing a complete managed service in over 15 of these countries.


What will I be doing?

Reporting to the Electronics Engineering Manager, you will carry out system, analogue, and digital design work on various customer and QTS projects relating to unmanned air vehicles, aerial targets, surface/marine targets and related technologies.

Duties will include:

  • On-going development of the company’s wide range of electronics systems
  • Design of a wide range of low voltage analogue and digital electronic assemblies
  • PCB Design
  • FPGA Design using VHDL
  • Production and maintenance of design records in accordance with company procedures
  • Technically manage design projects
  • Provide Technical Support to Engineering Trials Activities


Occasional international travel to support worldwide operations may be required


What do I need?


You will be degree qualified in a relevant field, or have equivalent experience, and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an electronic engineering development environment.


You’ll also need to have experience in the design of electronic products, a good working knowledge of PCB and component level circuit design and hands on experience of using electronic test and measurement equipment.


Experience in the design of RF products is desirable as is being, or a desire to work towards, Chartered Engineer status.  


We also ask that you:


  • are competent in technical report writing
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have a genuine interest to work with product realization
  • are creative and pragmatic
  • are interested and willing to handle a diverse portfolio of projects and assignments
  • have strong time management skills
  • are self-driven and able to deliver
  • use structured and documented work methods

QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.