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Junior Range Engineer - Relocation Opportunity to South Uist

Date: 11-May-2021

Location: Benbecula, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

About the role:

Based from the Hebrides Range, managed and operated on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, we deliver complex weapons trials and in-service firings within our extensive deep range and in shore danger areas.

Working in a world class Testing and Trials Evaluation environment, we are looking for new team members to provide engineering and system administration support to ensure the Range Trials Control and associated IT systems remain available for support to the operation of the site.

What will I be doing?:

In this hands on technical role, you will be responsible for conducting both planned and reactive IT systems maintenance in accordance with the company engineering policy. You will use real time monitoring of Range systems in support of operational activities, whilst supporting senior engineers to elicit customer requirements and the subsequent installation / configuration of communications and data distribution systems to meet these requirements.

You will gain practical experience in a variety of copper and fibre backbone cable systems and equipment installation. In addition you will have the opportunity to work on exciting new investment programs and help shape the Range technical systems for the future.

What will I need?:

This is an excellent opportunity for either a recent computer networking graduate or an individual working within IT looking for their next opportunity. In this exciting role, you will need to be able to adapt quickly to a variety of technical tasks, learn new skills as required and take ownership of a range of activities. The successful candidate will:

• Have an IT background with broad knowledge of IT systems, networks and servers (gained from studies or work based experience)
• Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft and Linux operating systems.
• Demonstrate strong organisational skills, able to work individually or as a team player with excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain accurate and consistent records.

Why join us?

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 for QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners.

Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.



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.