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Systems Engineer - Resilient Position Navigation & Timing (PNT)

Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Location: Flexible (Malvern, Farnborough, Portsmouth, Lincoln)

QinetiQ supports the delivery of secured navigation which can be depended on when accurate navigation, positioning/ timing is mission critical. Our specialist teams provide our clients with consultancy support, research and the development of services & security capabilities for resilient positioning and navigation systems including Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Receivers.

*We are expanding our team and have a number of positions available at varying levels and locations, the core team are based from Malvern and you will be required to attend the Malvern site on a regular basis.*

Key Accountabilities:  

- Lead/contribute to all stages in the delivery of customer focused research, development, consultancy and product support activities in the field of resilient Position Navigation and Timing (PNT)
- Provide technical expertise and advice on PNT aspects;
- Interact with and lead Subject Matter Experts working in multidisciplinary teams;
- Communicate ideas with multiple stakeholders and customers, at all levels, technical, non-technical and management;
- Able to identify, capture and drive forward innovative PNT solutions;
- Leading and contributing to projects, work packages and bids;
- Capture & Analysis of customer requirements, interpreting these to define clear road maps;
- System Design, Development & Testing of PNT products;
- Working across a broad spread of technical, project and security domains with the ability to work at both the ‘big picture’ and technical detail levels.;

The Fit:

We are interested with speaking with Senior System Engineers with experience across Navigational Systems, ideally including GNSS receiver products and knowledge in one or more of the following subjects:

- Navigation system specification;
- Navigation signal processing;
- Multi-sensor navigation;
- Robust navigation techniques (anti-jam, anti-spoof)
- Real Time Kinematic satellite navigation;
- GNSS security;
- Alternative PNT approaches and techniques;
- Emerging PNT technologies and threats.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Requirements:  

- Degree qualified in a science, engineering or maths subject or applicable experience;
- Knowledge and experience of PNT and/or GNSS technology;
- Ability to interpret customer requirements and support with the development of innovative solutions;
- Able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, along with subcontractors and SME’s, understanding and  incorporating their input into broader technical solutions;
- Experience of requirements capture, design and implementation;
- Proven experience of working in a complex security domain;
- Proven ability to work across a broad spread of technical and project domains, understanding and shaping both the “big picture” and technical details;
- Willing to travel to other QinetiQ/customer sites where required (expected up to 10% travel time)
- British National, able and willing to attain MOD Security clearance.

Why join us?   

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals 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 with QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation and courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges. Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting-edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests. We offer an opportunity to work across a broad range of  interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.

Apply Today

If you feel you meet the criteria for this position and would like to be considered, please apply with your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the position and we will be in contact.


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.