Associate Electro-Magnetic Analyst

Date: 24 Nov 2023

Location: Gosport, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:       Associate Electro-Magnetic Analyst
Location:       Gosport, Hampshire (Potential to be based in Plymouth if required)
Package:      Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:    Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:        SF14143


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Associate Electro-Magnetic Analyst within our Electro-Signature Services team, where you will have the opportunity to work with with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We are currently looking for Analysts to help us measure, interpret, analyse and report on electromagnetic signatures at our ranges across the UK.


QinetiQ operates and manages a variety of measurement facilities (sea ranges) throughout the UK and internationally, for the test and evaluation of naval stealth signatures within the electromagnetic spectrum, for both ships and submarines. Signature data is analysed and evaluated by our experts to provide information to customers to enable them to fully understand the risks to their platforms from the various weapon systems, which exploit the electromagnetic spectrum. The Electro-Signature Services team falls within QinetiQ’s Long-Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) with the Ministry of Defence.

The Role
As an Associate Electro-Magnetic Analyst, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. You'll specialise in signature stealth for a range of platforms, based at our Gosport site for analysis of operations and platforms.  You'll provide key analysis from trial days across acoustics, signature analysis and underwater analysis. Supporting you in this hands-on role, you’ll provide support of a range of sea trials for naval based platforms, as well as have the opportunity to operate form niche trials environments across the UK with potential to be involved with customer-based oversea trials.


With hands-on learning, you will be responsible for:

  • Participating in various electromagnetic projects
  • Ranging involvement in a variety of capacities for both on-board relevant platforms and shore side.
  • Working as part of the analysis team, you’ll be involved with providing a range of customer requirements (both the Royal Navy and MoD), delivering key data analysis and scientific customer-based report writing
  • Ensuring compliance with all Health and Safety and Environmental requirements and trials planning documentation.


This role is full-time, 37 hours per week, and based at Haslar Marine Technology Park site in Gosport (potential to be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth). Flexible working will be available, dependent on the requirements of the business.

Essential experience of the Associate Electro-Magnetic Analyst

  • A background in a scientific or engineering discipline is desirable.
  • IT literate to a good degree of competency across a range of packages
  • Experience of producing high quality reports. qualified in analysis, interpretation and reporting of analytical data types in electromagnetics or a related discipline
  • A methodical approach to, analysis and experience of report writing
  • Must have UK Driving Licence to ensure the ability to change working patterns and locations for a range of exciting trials and customer opportunities
  • Physical ability to manage boat transfers and ladders.
  • Familiarity with naval platforms and their associated systems would be advantageous but not essential, as training will be given where appropriate.


Qualifications for the Associate Electro-Magnetic Analyst

  • An HND qualification, plus relevant industry experience (such as theoretical and practical electronic experience)


  • A relevant academic background such as degree or level 4-5 in study of appropriate areas (including physics, software, electro-magnetic engineering, electrical and electronics engineering).


  • Relevant practical understanding and experience of electronic engineering, electro-magnetic engineering and associated naval platforms obtained from Senior Commissioned or Non-Commissioned Royal Navy (RN) experience; having worked specifically with submarines and RN ships.

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

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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.


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.