Electrical Technician

Date: 30 Jan 2024

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:                 Electrical Technician
Location:                 Salisbury, Wiltshire 
Package:                 Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:               Full Time / Permanent.
Role ID:                   SF15538


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Electrical Technician at our Boscombe Down site, which is a Ministry of Defence RAF base. The airfield and its infrastructure has been operated by QinetiQ on behalf of the Ministry of Defence since 2001.


Located on the outskirts of Salisbury and Amesbury in Wiltshire, the over one thousand acre site features two operational runways - including the longest military runway in the UK. There are extensive facilities to undertake a wide range of test, evaluation, demonstration and consultancy programmes. It is also the home of the world’s first test pilot school (ETPS) that provides world-class training for flight test professionals of both civilian and military customers.


The role
As an Electrical Technician, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. Day-to-day, you’ll be based conducting reactive and pre-planned Electrical maintenance activities on a multitude of different equipment across the site. This could be the office buildings, the runways, hangars and much more.


  • Deliver specialist technical maintenance support & services in relation to building plant / equipment
  • Ensure robust application of health, safety & environmental procedures & processes
  • Ensure maintenance and install standards and quality of work delivered are to the required level
  • Oversee the conduct of contractors on site; monitoring the implementation & performance of tasks allocated


Development opportunities are available in exciting disciplines including courses of HV Appointed Person, Aeronautical Ground Lighting and Solar and Electrical Vehicle Charging. There is also opportunity to support and mentor new Apprentices.


This role is full time, Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 16:30.
Essential experience of the Electrical Technician:

  • Electrical engineering/technician maintenance experience is essential
  • Good knowledge and level of competency in other areas of building services (BMS, electrical or mechanical services)
  • An understanding of HV or AGL is desirable however not essential

Qualifications for the Electrical Technician:

  • Apprenticeship or NVQ Level 3 in an Electrical Discipline, this must include Inspection / Testing and Verification of Electrical Installations 2391 Certification
  • Must have valid driving license and access to your own vehicle


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum. UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Benefits
  • Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. 


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. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of 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.