Trials Engineer

Date: 15 Sep 2023

Location: Greater Adelaide, South Australia, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

Due to exciting growth of the business, we are currently recruiting a Trials Engineer for our Integrated Engineering Services Division.


Reporting to our Engineering Support Services Team Lead, you will be responsible for supporting customer trials.


As Trials Engineer you will be accountable for:

  • Supporting assigned trials as a test engineer before, during and after trial conduct
  • Designing and developing solutions for new or existing (modified) testing capability for assigned trials
  • Reviewing current trial equipment and procedures to ensure it is safe and suitable for service
  • Producing required engineering documentation and technical risk assessments in support of assigned tasks
  • Reviewing engineering documentation and technical risk assessments in support of other engineering tasks where suitable
  • Supporting the commissioning, acceptance and service release requirements for new and existing testing capabilities
  • Updating and maintaining engineering documentation to support ongoing configuration management of testing capabilities


To be successful in the role of Trials Engineer you will need to bring with you:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering, electrical, electronic or mechatronic preferred
  • Previous Defence experience in trials, preferably in an explosive ordnance environment
  • Be willing to travel to Port Wakefield regularly (approximately 1 week per month)
  • Experience in planning and scheduling
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to lead and motivate
  • Good interpersonal skills including teamwork, time management and flexibility


Applicants MUST hold a Baseline Australian Government Security Clearance which will be upgraded to an NV1.


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Roz Byrne, Talent Acquisition Specialist via email:


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career. You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual professional development fund
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program and loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


 A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here:






As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people. 

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.