Communications Engineer

Date: 13 Jul 2024

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:    Communications Engineer
Location:    Bristol or Malvern
Package:    Competitive Salary + Benefits Package    

Role Type:  Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:      SF17193
Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us a Communications Engineer at our Bristol or Malvern site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds. 
The Role
As a Communications Engineer, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. You will be part of a delivery team responsible for the development, fielding and sustainment of a range of communication and information systems and equipment.
Day-to-day, you will:

  • Provide technical leadership and support the business in delivery, programmes and bidding activities.
  • Be responsible for the development of design certifications, technical delivery plans, high level documentation and testing components, system and at user levels.
  • Support a range of activities within system engineering and RF communications.
  • Be performing complex engineering/technical assignments developing creative and practical solutions to customer problems.
  • Engage with stakeholders and customers.


Essential Experience of the Communications Engineer:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey complex information.
  • Knowledge of communication systems (e.g. Propagation, Waveforms, deployed networks and software defined radios).
  • A strong system engineering background understanding requirements, capture, integrations, planning and testing.
  • Strong ability to communicate with stakeholders effectively.

Qualifications for the Communications Engineer:

  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline or able to provide evidence of equivalent experience.


Please note that all applicants must hold, or be able to achieve for Security Clearance as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (

Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution 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

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community


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 a 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.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who 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, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


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. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.