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Range Technician - Tracking Radar - Relocation Opportunity to South Uist

Date: 11-May-2021

Location: Benbecula, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

About the role:

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.

If you are looking for a change of career direction and new opportunity, working with a diverse and experienced team on a remote island in the Outer Hebrides, we are keen to hear from you.

What will I be doing?:

The primary scope of this role is focused on the maintenance and live operation of Tracking Radar systems located on South Uist and St Kilda, which includes a deployable Tracking radar system.  All equipment specific training will be provided.

In addition the site operates an array of Air Traffic Management Systems (ATM) including airfield radars, Ground to Air communications systems as well as Marine Surveillance Radars and their associated displays and networks. We also maintain and operate telemetry and distributed IT systems providing the opportunity for pro-active individuals to gain a working knowledge across a wide range of equipment and systems.  

What will I need?:

• ONC / HNC or equivalent experience in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline.
• Ability to diagnose and fault find electronic systems.
• Practical hand skills.
• Ability to maintain accurate and consistent records.
• Familiarity with Microsoft operating systems and packages.
• Valid UK Driving licence.

Desirable requirements:

• An understanding of Tracking radar operation and RF principles.
• Familiarity with Visio and AutoCAD drawing packages.
• Understanding of copper and fibre infrastructure systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to pass medicals to enable working at height and also to undertake the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) with Compressed Air-Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS) to enable travel to St Kilda via helicopter. In the support of equipment and trials there will be occasions of overtime/extended hours & weekend working which is recompensed in line with company policy.

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.