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Team Leader BUTEC III

Date: 24-Mar-2023

Location: Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ



Team Lead – BUTEC


The role

Our team based at the British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC), Kyle of Lochalsh requires a Team Lead. The successful candidate will be responsible for the line, development & performance management for a team of mechanical and electronic engineers at the Kyle of Lochalsh and Applecross sites. It is expected that in this role, you will be operating as a line manager, while working for the majority of your time as a key engineer in integrated delivery teams and carrying out Technical Leadership duties for Project Work which arises.

What will you be doing?

  • This role is responsible for the line, development & performance management for a team of circa six-eight mechanical and electronic engineers ranging from apprentices through to senior engineers. It is expected that this will be approximately 20% of the role.
  • The role will develop the competency of their team in line with business requirements, team needs & individual developments. The individual performing this role is also expected to assist the PMO with bids etc., as defined by the business.
  • Carry out Technical Leadership duties for Project Work, which arises
  • The role will also be responsible for working as part of a wider team to identify improvements in productivity across the Group ensuring that colleagues are exposed to the best opportunities and that the Business is utilising their skills effectively.
  • Responsible for the operation and repair of electronic and electrical or mechanical systems
  • Maintain personal record of competence against an agreed framework.
  • Adhere to local multi-skill arrangements including sea-going work
  • Coaching and mentoring more junior staff in your team
  • Taking on other duties (e.g. TTA, CO, Acq Engineer etc.) during trials in order to ensure sufficient people available for trial operations,

What do you need?

  • HNC/HND in Electronic/Mechanical Engineering or with requisite equivalent knowledge (e.g. Instrumentation and Control systems / similar), or 6 or more years’ experience with appropriate work to demonstrate this level. 
  • Knowledge of electronic or mechanical equipment/systems including communications and DGPS.
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical and remote operation equipment and systems.
  • Awareness of health, safety and environmental legislation.
  • Team player and excellent communication skills
  • Eligible for DV security clearance.
  • Clean, full UK driving licence.

Desirable Qualifications:
• IOSH Managing Safely.


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

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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.