Senior Electronics Engineer

Date: 22 May 2023

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Senior Electronics Engineer                  

Location: Ashford, Kent                       

Company: QinetiQ Target Systems

Salary: Competitive

Hours: 37 hour per weeks, flexible hybrid working



About the role


We are currently recruiting for a Senior 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 design and assist in guiding the development of the electronics systems on various QTS projects, relating to unmanned air vehicles, aerial targets, surface/marine targets and related technologies.


Duties will include:


  • Electronic System Design
  • Detailed low level electronic design tasks, to support both new and legacy products.
  • VHF/UHF RF circuit design
  • Frequency licensing support
  • EMC Compliance
  • Production and maintenance of design records in accordance with company procedures
  • Project Management.
  • Provide Technical Support to Engineering Trials Activities.
  • Mentoring and assisting in the training of more junior electronic design engineers
  • PCB Design.
  • 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 electronic/communications engineering development.
  • You will 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.
  • You will be Chartered 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


Knowledge of the following is desirable:


  • Design Standards (Mill Spec)
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Basic Mechanical Design
  • Aviation/Maritime Systems



What else do I need to know?


Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  


You’ll receive a competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market.


The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible/hybrid working, generous holiday entitlements, Pension, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.