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Combat System Engineer

Date: 06-Apr-2021

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ plays a major role in the development and sustainment of naval combat systems for both the Royal Navy and overseas navies.  It acts variously as a customer friend, third party assessor, system integrator and product supplier.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?


Through its Bristol office QinetiQ delivers a Maritime combat system engineering consultancy/customer friend role in support of DE&S for warship platforms such as Type 26 and Type 31 Frigates.  Work is currently focussed on supporting the acquisition and design of the warships’ combat systems with future work expanding into supporting delivery of in-service capability.


Knowledge and Skills Required


  1. Application of a systems engineering approach and execution of key systems engineering activities on significant projects to achieve required outputs;
  2. Engaging with stakeholders, project managers and senior technical staff to ensure customer and business needs are satisfied appropriately and problems are mitigated;
  3. Strong consultancy core skills (customer facing): communication, task shaping, delivery of written outputs, customer focus;
  4. Knowledge of Type 23/26/31 combat systems and constituent equipment;
  5. Experience of maritime combat systems’ specification, introduction into Service and support;
  6. Knowledge and experience of the MOD acquisition process;
  7. Understanding and application of relevant regulatory, safety and technical standards;
  8. Engagement with equipment suppliers;
  9. Identification and resolution of delivery and technical issues;
  10. Adoption of a culture of continuous improvement and an ability to develop own professionalism.

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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.