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Trials Conducting Officer

Date: 20-May-2023

Location: Benbecula, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Trials Conducting Officer             Location: Hebrides, Scotland                Company: QinetiQ

About the role


We are currently looking for a suitably skilled professional to join our trials team as the Trials Conducting Officer at the Benbecula range in the Hebrides. The successful candidate will be providing support and overseeing operational safety for the ongoing trials conducted at the range.


The site works across a multitude of trials covering short range infrared, mid-range & radio guided missiles, air to air, surface to surface projects and more. You will coordinate with the Trials Operational Manager and the Inflight Safety Officer to conduct trials in accordance of specific documentation and ensure the requirements and restrictions detailed in safety procedures are complied with.


You will be working on our base in the Hebrides and will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop into an array of different areas across QinetiQ.


What do I need?


You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have worked across an operational background.


We would also like you to have:


  • A proven ability to work successfully within health & safety measures
  • Technical background desirable but not essential
  • Computer-literate
  • Experience dealing with a range of different types of stakeholders


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

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What will I be doing?


  • Provide support and oversee operational safety for the ongoing trials conducted at the range
  • Use computers that supply with safety traces as well as air and shipping products to use on the range. You'll also use radios and telecommunications
  • Conducting the trials in accordance with specific operations documentation
  • Stopping the trial if there are any concerns regarding safety
  • Monitoring the post-trials clear up activity to ensure that the Range is not left in an unsafe state



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.