Associate Network Engineer

Date: 19 Nov 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:       Associate Network Engineer
Location:       Farnborough, Hampshire
Package:       Competitive Salary + Benefits 
Role Type:     Full time / Permanent or Fixed Term Contract 
Role ID:         SF15603

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Associate Network Engineer at our Farnborough site where you will be responsible for delivering a range of large complex technical tasks to support communications and networks projects


The Role
As an Associate Network Engineer you will work with project managers and technical leads to provide in-depth knowledge to deliver technical outputs, helping to design, implement and deliver new systems and solutions


Day to day you will be responsible for:

  • Delivery: Responsible for delivering quality technical outputs to time and budget for programme, project and bidding activities. Responsible for identifying problems and providing pragmatic solutions.
  • Undertake tasks of increasing complexity through the derivation of solutions using existing practises
  • Provide new perspectives and challenge existing solutions for new tasks.
  • Contribute to process improvements
  • Supporting technical aspects of proposals
  • Provide estimation of effort required for medium/large tasks


This is a full-time post, 37-hours per week, based onsite at Farnborough.


Essential experience of the Associate Network Engineer

  • Experience of working with a broad and comprehensive range of concepts and principles within the areas of communications, IT, networking and cloud computing
  • Experience of working on a range of engineering projects
  • Proven interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in own domain.
  • Good motivation and drive to see issues addressed.
  • Ability to stimulate creative ideas and help integrate your contributions into attractive, deliverable solutions.


Qualifications for the Associate Network Engineer

  • A degree in engineering or relevant experience working on IT architecture.
  • Desirable Certification:– CCNA, JNCIA, CompTIA A+/N+/S+

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum. 

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


Our Benefits

  • 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


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.