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Engineering Supervisor

Date: 06-Apr-2021

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 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.

An opportunity now exists for and Engineering Supervisor to join our Integrated Engineering Services (IES) division in Edinburgh, SA


Working alongside world-leading defence scientists our Integrated Engineering Services division offers multi-disciplinary professional engineering services supported by in-house manufacturing capabilities, to solve challenging engineering problems for our Defence Science and Technology clients.


The Engineering Supervisor will support the Electrical/ Electronic Team lead and supervise the Design Team who are responsible for the electronic aspects of the design, development, testing, and documentation at QinetiQ IES team located in Edinburgh.

  • Support the relevant Team Lead by supervising members of the Design Team.
  • Support the Team Lead in overall Design Team capability management, including professional development of staff, training requirements and development of staff towards awarding of Engineering Authorities.
  • Deliver technical projects within the limits of own delegation.
  • Design of electronic systems as per the requirements and safety regulations
  • Development of the system requirements and specifications
  • Development of documentation for design validation and qualification
  • Project technical management of multiple design projects
  • Working in conjunction with other technical disciplines to ensure overall system requirements are achieved
  • Working in conjunction with other departments to meet operational requirements
  • Creating and/or assisting with cost estimates for new products and services
  • Review and/or approval of basic drawings, electronics schematics and other technical documents
  • Additional tasks as assigned by superior


To be successful in the role Engineering Supervisor the ideal applicant will require:

  • Relevant bachelor degree in (e.g., Embedded Systems, Computer Systems, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics)
  • 10+ years experience in electronics, software and ideally firmware product development, sub-systems, and system integration, from concept development to customer delivery.
  • Skilled in microcontroller technology, communication protocols, best design practices and relevant standards (EMC) for embedded hardware and software, including schematic capture, pcb design.
  • Application development for PC, Android and iOS would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering processes such as, requirements development, definition of interface control documents, test cases, test execution and documentation.
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++ and experience in RTOS operating systems.
  • Computer proficiency (Document Management Software, MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)


Additional desirable assets would include:

  • Experience with CAD software packages
  • Altium, Electra experience or simular software packages
  • Technical writing
  • Conduct minor electronic fabrication ( fault finding to component level)


You MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance


Life at QinetiQ


Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance.

QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.

We look after our people are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Annual professional development allocation and study leave
  • Flexible working options that suit you
  • Leave purchase scheme to balance what’s important to you
  • Loyalty leave,  earn extra days of annual leave up to an additional 10 days per year
  • Performance bonus awards for individual and company success
  • Salary continuance Insurance, protecting you financially during times of ill health
  • Cultural or Religious day of significance leave to observe days of significance to you
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum qualifying period
  • Dress for your day, no formal dress code just wear what feels good and suits your day
  • Give back with an annual volunteering day
  • Save money with our travel club and discounted health insurance options
  • Be supported with employee assistance services and family violence leave


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 Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.