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Test & Evaluation Systems Engineers

Date: 11-Oct-2021

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Company: QinetiQ

Learn more about the Test & Evaluation Sovereign Skills Program: www.qinetiq.com/TandESovSkills
 
Please know that this profile is indicative and that we would still love to hear from you even if you feel you have only a partial skill match. We promote a diverse and inclusive culture and will support you to build the additional T&E skills you’ll need for the future, as part of our innovative and highly experienced teams.
 
What is the Test & Evaluation (T&E) Sovereign Skills Program?
The ‘Test & Evaluation Sovereign Skills Program’ is a structured and bespoke development plan aimed at building and enhancing the sovereign Test & Evaluation skills in Canada and Australia. 
 
The program, which aims to build a sovereign Test & Evaluation (T&E) skill set in two of our key markets, Canada and Australia , offers individuals a structured and bespoke development plan in T&E, in one of nine different roles, and potentially includes experiential learning at world-class Air, Land and Maritime T&E capabilities.
 
This program is extremely important for our Canadian and Australian customers to support them with their increasingly complex T&E projects. It leverages our world-leading expertise gained from our contracts in the UK such as the 25-year Long-Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) and Naval Combat System Integration Support Service (NCSISS) with UK MOD and reinforces our strategy to remain a global leader in T&E and build on our unrivalled experience to continue to grow as a global company.
 
What’s included in the program
We are looking for people to join the program and be a fundamental part of building and expanding this capability in Canada; people who have a desire to grow, an aptitude to learn, and a passion for development. You will take part in a combination of online development, mentoring and coaching and may be required to take part in on-the-job learning for anywhere between six weeks and two years with our specialist team in live test and evaluation environments, at world-class Air, Land and Maritime T&E capabilities..
 
Through this bespoke and focused experience, you will be able to learn, develop and grow, putting you at the forefront of enhancing and creating our T&E capability in Canada. We are looking for people either from a defence background or adjacent industries such as rail or air, who have experience in delivering complex programs, working in safety critical environments, or working in partnership with customers.
 
The ‘T&E Sovereign Skills Program’ is a long-term investment we are making in the development of people in Test & Evaluation for defence. Opportunities on the program will continue to become available and whilst we will acknowledge and review applications immediately, significant time may pass before we have a suitable opening. When this is the case, by retaining your details, we will re-engage with you about any relevant new job opportunities at that time.

What are we looking for?

We are the experts in delivering world class ‘Test & Evaluation’, so at QinetiQ Canada we’re looking for ‘System Engineers’ who have a desire to grow, an aptitude to learn, and a passion for development as we look to combine our expertise with yours.

 

We are looking for:

 

  • Competent ‘System Engineers’ with experience of working with complex systems and/or systems of systems.
  • Experience in the key principles of system engineering (requirements, architecting, system integration, test and evaluation, progressive/incremental acceptance, transition to service)
  • Recognises and relates to the end customers’ missions and the role that engineering plays to achieve that
  • Can translate technical capabilities or shortfalls to operational capabilities and risks
  • Good communicator, both written and verbal
  • Competent and confident in front of wide range of customers and stakeholders
  • Whilst experience of working in the Defence industry / within the Naval domain / within Canadian Defence would be a big positive, we are keen to hear from those working in parallel industries such as: Health care technologies/systems; Air traffic control systems; Aircraft systems; Nuclear power; or other environments that involves complex technology and systems to delivering mission and safety critical capability.

 

There are a variety of roles at different seniority levels, with some carrying leadership responsibility whilst others will be more delivery focussed.

 

Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years in military engineering or related Defence industry role and/or a degree in Engineering (Aerospace, systems engineering, maritime or other relevant specialisation) or similar.

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  • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience of delivery of complex programmes; knowledge of safety critical environments and how to operate in this context; demonstrated knowledge or experience of successfully partnering with a customer to deliver.

 

Why join the Program?

  • A bespoke and focused experience to learn, develop and grow, and be at the forefront of enhancing and creating T&E capability in Australia and Canada
  • Vast career progression, in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits
  • The latest digital platform from Hemsley Fraser to record assessments and track progress

 

 

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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.