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Senior RF Engineer

Date: 06-Apr-2021

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

We are currently looking for an experienced RF Engineer to join our MSP business in Adelaide and undertake a long-term strategic role to Defence.


The purpose of the position is to provide Joint Force centric Electronic Warfare (EW) and Podded Payload integration planning, development and coordination of EW and related RF Spectrum activities in support of the MQ-9B SkyGaurdian.


As Senior RF Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Air Vehicle Payload Integration Requirements.
  • Air Vehicle C4ISR Podded Payload Designs Review
  • EW Podded Payload Designs Review.
  • RF Transmitter Spectrum Map.
  • RF Radiation Safety Plan.
  • Laser Safety Plan


To be successful in the role of Senior RF Engineer you will need to bring with you:


  • Aerospace Engineering (RF and payload)
  • Previous Defence experience
  • Ability to plan and deliver critical and complex engineering activities and provide advice in all relevant engineering disciplines and management systems under broad direction.
  • Demonstrated agility and an ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Work effectively and cohesively with internal and external stakeholders,
  • Develop and/or evaluate technical and design packages including scoping, planning, reviewing and implement subsequent actions.
  • Evaluate and ensure that the delivered materiel meets requirements and legislation, policy and regulatory frameworks and implement actions.


Our MSP (Major Service Provider) Division, is part of a consortium of independent, technical partners, which include Nova Systems and PwC; supported by a range of specialist SMEs.  We share and support Defence’s commitment to growing and improving Australia’s military capability.  We do this by delivering large, long term, integrated work packages across the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).  In doing so we work closely with both uniformed and public service staff to help plan the acquisition and support of advanced military systems and equipment through the provision of rigorous analysis, advice and assurance; we relish solving the unique and challenging problems this work entails.  


By joining us you could be working on any of the following work packages; Communication Systems Branch, Explosive Materiel Branch (EMB), Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch (ISREW), Aerospace Surveillance and Response Branch (ASR), Air Training and Aviation Common System Program Office (ATACSPO), Land Services Division (LSD).


Candidates will need hold or have held NV1 Australian Government Security Clearance.


Life at QinetiQ


Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do.  


QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.


We look after our people and have an attractive compensation package which supports all our employees through different stages of their careers, some of these include:

  • Individual Professional Development Allocation
  • Flexible Working
  • Salary Continuance (Income Protection)
  • Loyalty Leave
  • Leave Purchase
  • Up to 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Study Leave (Up to 5 days paid leave per year)
  • Performance based rewards
  • Salary Sacrifice and Novated Leasing
  • Referral bonuses
  • Dress for your day


A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here 

*eligibility requirements apply.   


As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.