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Aerospace Avionics Engineer [Mission Systems]

Date: 18-May-2023

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Aerospace Avionics Engineer (Mission Systems)  

 UK wide [Opportunities in Bristol, Salisbury, Waddington and Warton or vicinity], Hybrid working is available.                                              

About the role


The Mission Systems capability conducts hazard based Evaluation & Test of Avionics and Mission Systems on a wide variety of aircraft platforms to ensure the equipment and systems are safe for flight, as well as being fit for purpose. Evaluations are conducted on Transport, Combat, Helicopter and Un-manned Air platforms.


What will I be doing?


The Aerospace Avionics Engineer is responsible for the efficient, safe and effective conduct of specific evaluation, test and / or trial activities. This will typically encompass Air platform Certification, Qualification, Performance, Operability and Safety in the role domains. You will provide specialist scientific or technical advice and / or consultation. Tasks encompass the project lifecycle from technical strategy through to delivery, as part of multidisciplinary teams, requiring solution definition effort and will be delivered in accordance with the associate Project Delivery Plan.


The Aerospace Avionics Engineer will typically undertake a range of evaluations encompassing single equipment or role related changes to a platform, through to the assessment of newly introduced aircraft and deliver technical hazard and risk based reporting.


What do I need?


An Aerospace Avionics Engineer [Mission Systems] must have:


The Skills, Knowledge and Experience of Aerospace Avionics and / Mission Systems, equivalent to Incorporated or Chartered Engineer level.


The Aerospace Avionics Engineer  must have specific experience of some, but not all of the following:


  • Complex Electronic Hardware
  • Communications, Navigation & Identification
  • Displays
  • Controls and Mission Systems
  • Sensor systems
  • Warning systems.


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


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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, 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 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, 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 all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


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