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Flight Systems Senior Engineer

Date: 16-Jul-2022

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

The Flight Systems capability conducts hazard based Evaluation & Test of Mechanical and Integrated Power Systems on a wide variety of aircraft platforms, covering Air Support, Combat Air, Helicopter and Un-manned Airborne Systems to ensure the equipment and systems are safe for flight, as well as being fit for purpose.



A Senior Engineer is responsible for the efficient, safe and effective conduct of specific evaluation, test and / or trial activities. In the main, this will typically encompass Air platform Certification, Qualification, Performance and Operability domains, where Senior Engineers will provide specialist scientific or technical advice and consultation.  These tasks require solution definition effort and will be delivered in an Integrated Capture and / or Delivery Team in accordance with the associate Project Delivery Plan. The role requires expertise within a discipline, probably within a specialised field, with individuals providing technical guidance and direction for his/her area of specialisation. The individual influences decisions through advice, counsel or facilitating services to others in area of specialisation, such that the work and performance of all teams within the area will be directly and positively affected by the performance of the job.  At the Senior Level it is expected that the applicant will be a Skilled Aeronautical Engineer, with a high level of demonstrable experience and knowledge in the domain of Evaluation and Test.


Qualifications & Experience

  • A first degree in Science or Engineering;
  • CEng. or equivalent, and
  • 6 - 8 years relevant experience in Aerospace engineering, associated with the Tier 2 competence

OR an equivalent, nationally recognised, professional qualification [HNC or HND], with typically over 12 years of further on the job experience and growth of key skills, working in the domain and backed up with a demonstrable track record of achievement;


Highly Desirable Experience: A400M, Apache, Chinook, F35, Merlin and / or Typhoon.



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 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.