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Range Network & Communications Engineer - Relocation Opportunity to South Uist

Date: 22-May-2022

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.

    Our team provides engineering and systems administration support to enable the conduct of Test, Evaluation and Training missions. The role involves the maintenance, repair and operation, of a broad range of equipment.

    What will I be doing?:

    The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be for the development and maintenance of the IT Network infrastructure and server systems. This will involve supporting the development and integration activities associated with upcoming investment projects. In addition, you will be working as part of a team maintaining voice and video over IP services. You will take the lead on a range of tasks and hold responsibility for the task’s technical output.

    What will I need?:

    This is an excellent opportunity for an IT Networks professional looking for a varied and stimulating role. Working on a fast paced test and evaluation Range you will need to be able to adapt quickly to a variety of technical requirements, learn new skills as required and take ownership of a range of tasks. The successful candidate will:

    • have an IT background including network infrastructure experience
    • have experience of CISCO or be CCT / CCNA qualified
    • be able to demonstrate experience working with Windows server 2003/2008/2019, active directory configuration and management.
    • have knowledge/experience of Open Suse / Red hat Linux & Microsoft operating systems.
    • demonstrate strong organisational skills, able to work individually or as a team player with excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

    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.


    Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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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.