Electrical and Electronic Technician Opportunities in the Outer Hebrides

Date: 3 Feb 2024

Location: Isle of South Uist, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

 

This is an opportunity to join the Hebrides Tracking Engineering Team, working in a world class Testing and Trials Evaluation environment, you will play a vital role in the maintenance, repair and operation, of a broad range of equipment, underpinned by a qualification in and practical working knowledge of electrical and electronic equipment.

 

Where we are

The MOD Hebrides Range is located at various sites on the islands of South Uist, Benbecula and St Kilda. The Tracking radars maintained and operated by the Engineering team are situated on the Island of South Uist and St Kilda.

 

The MOD Hebrides Range is operated by QinetiQ on behalf of the Ministry of Defence under the terms of the Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) contract. The Missile Testing Range was built by the Royal Air Force between 1957 and 1958 to launch the Corporal Missile, Britain and America's first guided Nuclear Weapon and today consists of a Deep Range for complex weapons trials and in-service firings and an Inner Range for ground-based air defence campaigns.

The Hebrides Range operating area occupies 115,000km² of sanitised airspace with unlimited altitude and can be extended for specific trials, for example the NATO Formidable Shield exercises require in excess of 1,000,000km². This large area makes it ideal for Air-Launched Weapons Operations and is a fully Instrumented Controlled Environment which enables the test and evaluation of Land, Air & Sea Weapons, Systems and Training.

 

QinetiQ is looking for dynamic individuals to join the Hebrides engineering team to support the delivery of trials for our customers

 

What does the Hebrides Tracking Engineering team do?

 

The 2 Tracking Radars situated on South Uist are operated from Range Control Building along with 2 remotely operated radars situated on St Kilda. The facility also has access to a mobile Tracking Doppler Radar as part of its assets. The radars are supported by a dedicated Tracking engineering team that is responsible for maintaining, sustaining and operating during trials to provide Test & Evaluation data for our customers.  The engineering team ensures the Tracking Radar are fully maintained, calibrated and configured for test operations, with any bespoke customer requirements integrated into the data acquisition and post-processing systems.  

 

The opportunities will suit people looking for a practical, hands-on role as part of the multi-skilled engineering team.  You will aspire to develop both a broad knowledge of the whole facility and deep specialised knowledge in specific areas. The Tracking Radar operation, combined with the ability to continuously learn and collaborate with others, provides the opportunity for a long, fulfilling and rewarding technical career.

 

What is the scope of opportunities?

 

 We are looking for:

 

  • Junior & Senior Electrical/Electronics Technicians who will play a vital role in the maintenance, repair and operation of Tracking Radars, underpinned by a qualification in and practical working knowledge of electrical and electronic equipment. All equipment specific training will be provided.

 

Why QinetiQ is different

 

Our People. Our employees make the critical difference to customers by providing unique answers which combine technical expertise, deep domain knowledge and rigorous independent thinking.

 

Our Independence. QinetiQ is not a manufacturer, and we stand apart from the supply chain. It’s our rigorous independent thinking that helps our customers achieve their goals.

 

Our Breadth of Capability. Our customers face challenges that define the modern world. They know we are uniquely placed to understand these issues and work with them to ensure the success of their mission or reach their objectives.

 

Our Relationships with Customers. Our prized possession is trust. Customers around the world rely on the drive and dedication of our people to help them meet their goals – often in environments where there is no second chance for failure.

 

Our Partnerships. We use partnerships and alliances to accelerate compelling business development strategies and sustainable earnings growth. By licensing our intellectual property we reduce implementation and sales risk, and speed up time-to-market by using third party sales channels.

 

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum. Applicants that 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 that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.

 

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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 an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  


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 highly 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 working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 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 that 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 that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.