Aviation Trials Management Officer - Typhoon

Date: 30 Jun 2024

Location: Coningsby, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:       Aviation Trials Management Officer - Typhoon
Location:       Coningsby, Lincoln
Package:       Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:     Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF15849


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Aviation Trials Management Officer - Typhoon at RAF Coningsby where you will play a crucial role in managing all Typhoon trial activities and supporting industry personnel in the wider Typhoon Development Programme. You'll have the chance to operate in dynamic environments crucial to defence with a key role in supporting on-going trials through to completion. 

The Role
As an Aviation Trials Management Officer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary, working alongside MoD Typhoon fast jets, delivering all aspects of trails for a  range of industry partners. 


Day-to-day, you'll:

  • Provide high-level stakeholder engagement, including MoD and industry partners in the Typhoon programme, to deliver successful test outcomes.
  • Provide leadership and a technical interface between subject matter experts to facilitate the safe, effective and efficient delivery of Typhoon trials.
  • Manage the design, planning, execution and reporting of Typhoon flight and ground trials. Identifying opportunities to broaden the provision of trials data, including through synthetic Test & Evaluation.


This role is full-time 37-hours per week, based onsite at RAF Coningsby, Lincoln. Occasional travel required to other QinetiQ, MoD and stakeholder sites within the UK. Some opportunities may arise for travel overseas.


Essential Experience of the Aviation Trials Management Officer:

  • A genuine interest in aviation, reflected in previous experience throughout your career.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Typhoon, weapon and avionics systems as well as trials processes. 
  • Experience in the conduct of aviation test and evaluation as well as technical evaluations. 

Qualifications of the Aviation Trials Management Officer:

  • A relevant degree (such as aerospace or systems engineering).


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

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.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 honoring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local communities.


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.