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Instrumentation Engineer

Date: 04-Mar-2023

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Instrumentation Engineer                                                                                                                                                                                                      Location: Salisbury


The full benefits package includes – Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts, etc.


About the role


QinetiQ's Aviation Engineering Centre (AEC) located on our Boscombe Down site is an industry leader in aircraft modification through our accredited Design and Production Organisations and internal network of specialist.

An increasing portfolio of orders across our military and civil businesses are driving growth in our capability and the recruitment in specialist areas.


We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic and motivated Instrumentational Engineer to help us develop and maintain our Flight Test Instrumentation capability in readiness for growth in our core and new business.

The Instrumentation Engineer will support the Solution and Capability Lead Engineer and Senior Engineering colleagues within the FTI  field of Engineering to ensure that the Aviation Engineering Centre is able to specify, design, produce and integrate high quality FTI solutions for crewed, uncrewed and ship platforms.


The Instrumentation Engineer will be a recognised practitioner within their Area of Responsibility (AoR) and will support best practice and development in FTI techniques and methods employing proven and emerging novel technology as appropriate to customer requirement.


What do I need?


  • The Instrumentation Engineer should have an Electrical / Electronics engineering background.
  • You should have demonstrable knowledge and experience of the application of FTI systems to aircraft primary systems and components.


What will I be doing?


  • The Instrumentation Engineer will contribute to the development of robust Solution Technical Delivery Plans and to manage change against these plans.
  • You will support uplift and sustainment through Continuing Improvement, the quality of execution and output from the FTI field of delivery.
  • The Instrumentation Engineer will support a culture of due diligence throughout execution and output of Engineering activities within their AoR to maintain compliance with quality and regulatory obligations and the QinetiQ Operating Framework.
  • You will support the maintenance of Engineering relationships with internal and third party Aviation Design, Production and Integration partners, focusing on delivery excellence within their AoR
  • The Instrumentation Engineer will support the establishment of an Engineering Community within the field of FTI that aligns with Industry, our competitors and the QinetiQ and AEC goals for future growth. The Community will provide the focus for Compliance and Verification of Engineering output within their AoR.


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.


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.




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