Senior System Engineer

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Systems Engineer

Location: Bristol, Farnborough, Malvern, Portsmouth or Dorset


The full benefits package includes – Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts, etc.


About the role


QinetiQ are looking for talented and ambitious Senior System Engineers to join a high performing team to develop and integrate noise ranging and tracking capabilities for the British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC).


The role would suit systems engineers who are curious, enthusiastic and passionate about systems engineering with experience in one or more of the following areas:


  • Defence Systems
  • Systems engineering best practice in line with ISO 15288
  • Requirements engineering
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • System architecture and design
  • Underwater systems and technologies


What will I be doing?


We work in an evolving Agile way, so you will be involved in; daily stand-ups, planning sessions, demonstrations and retrospectives, and you will be expected to have a say in the direction of the work in upcoming sprints as well as helping to assess the quality of the work delivered by others. There will also be opportunities to visit the range and work hands on with test rigs with the wider teams.


Typically our systems engineers are involved in a wide range of activities. We operate a matrix structure within QinetiQ, where our engineers join a functional team which is responsible for their day to day pastoral care, personal development and progression, and are then part of a project team responsible for delivering technical solutions to our customers.


This allows Systems Engineers to get involved in activities outside of their projects should they wish, for example getting involved in working groups for particular topics, guiding their own training and development (supported by a personal development fund) or networking across the organisation.


QinetiQ operates an adaptive working policy which facilitates a mix of home and office working tailored to the needs of both the employee and the project. In a typical week an employee may choose to spend some time in the office networking, be invited in for a meeting or workshop and spend some focused time working at home with fewer interruptions.


What do I need?


We are seeking skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Lifecycle management
  • System Architecture
  • Requirements management
  • Testing and Integration, particularly in military environments
  • Agile methodologies
  • Model based systems engineering and application of architecture frameworks (UAF/NAF/MODAF or Archimate/SysML/UML)


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, 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.


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 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, 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.