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Senior Systems Engineer - Flight

Date: 09-Nov-2022

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Senior Systems Engineer - Flight                                                                                                                                                                                             Location: Salisbury


About the role

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.


What do I need?


  • The Senior Systems Engineer must have knowledge of Aircraft / Air Platform Certification, Qualification.
  • You need experience with Aircraft / Air Platform Regulatory & Legal Compliance.
  • The Senior Systems Engineer must have experience with safety Regulations & Standards.


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


What will I be doing?


A Senior Systems 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.


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.