Associate Instrumentation Engineer

Date: 12 Sep 2023

Location: Gosport, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Associate Instrumentation Engineer

Location: Haslar, Gosport

Company: QinetiQ


About the role:

QinetiQ have a requirement for an Instrumentation Engineer to work within the Controls, Systems and Instrumentation Group at QinetiQ. The role would be primarily based at QinetiQ Haslar, Gosport. There also may be opportunities for work across other QinetiQ sites during certain projects.


You will be part of a small team responsible for the delivery of work packages for the Hydrodynamic, Maritime Life Support and Commercial groups within QinetiQ. This will involve instrumenting large scale model boats and submarines.


This role provides an exciting opportunity to work in a challenging area. Very few positions such as this exist where you can be exposed to such a wide range of technologies in a relatively brief time. QinetiQ as a company provides many benefits, including very good training programmes with coaching and mentoring support. We are looking for somebody who would appreciate working in such an environment, is keen on new technology and can help support and grow our business. 


What I will be doing:

  • Provide Instrumentation support to the the Production, Design and Life Support IDT and Haslar facilities.
  • Leading instrumentation tasks and activities
  • Assembling and maintaining instrumentation setups for use in scale model trials (e.g. scale models of surface ships), which includes calibrations and maintenance of a variety of different transducers, installation of DC electrical systems, setup of AC Power Drive Systems, setup of both software for specific transducers and software for use in trials themselves (e.g. acquisition and control software).
  • Setup and maintenance of certain facility related control and instrumentation hardware.
  • Calibration of data acquisition and sensors
  • Maintenance of electrical + electronic equipment, and Portable Appliance Testing
  • Liaising with other parts of the delivery team to ensure the timely delivery of instrumentation support for trials
  • Assist in providing and delivering the strategy for developing and maintaining the instrumentation and software used within the model instrumentation capability (includes research and development)
  • Design, Build and testing of bespoke instrumentation equipment


What do I need?

  • Educated to minimum of HND level in Electrical/Electronic engineering or equivalent experience.


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 an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

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 a 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, adaptive and 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.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that 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 that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.