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Systems Engineer (Electrical)

Date: 30-Mar-2023

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, 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.


We are currently looking for a Systems Engineer (Electrical) to join our R&D Delivery Team, based in Melbourne.  The R&D team works with internal and external research and innovation partners to progress the technology readiness level of new technologies supporting the continued development of Defence capability and enabling new products to be brought to market.


Reporting directly to the R&D Program Manager the Systems Engineer (Electrical) will be required to work independently on complex technical engineering tasks but will be able to receive guidance where required. The role will require significant knowledge in systems engineering processes, requirements definition, requirements verification and general hardware design principles applied in accordance with QinetiQ and Defence policies and procedures.


As a Systems Engineer (Electrical), your responsibilities will include, but not limited to;

  • Lead requirements definition of complex electrical/electronics hardware engineering projects, R&D and or product development projects
  • Requirements verification planning (e.g. functional, performance and environmental)
  • Lead project scoping and technical planning activities IAW QinetiQ/customer requirements
  • Coordination of project bid/proposal creation
  • Support safety analysis and creation of safety artefacts
  • Participate in electro-mechanical hardware development activities and discussions
  • Working with suppliers of COTS and bespoke components.
  • Coordination of verification testing such as environmental testing to MIL-STDs.
  • Documentation of design justification, procedures, test reports, etc.
  • Contribute to electrical design activities and discussions.
  • With scope for individual accomplishment and coordination of more difficult assignments, deals with problems for which it is necessary to modify established guides and devise new approaches.


 To be successful in the role as Systems Engineer (Electrical), you will need to bring with you;

  • Degree in Electrical or related dicipline 
  • Significant experience in an electronics/electrical hardware development environment
  • Experience of power distribution systems, portable power platforms and control systems (considered advantageous)
  • Experience with wiring design, schematics and drawings (considered advantageous)
  • Significant experience applying Systems Engineering methods per the SEBoK
  • Experience managing requirements across the full system design lifecycle using tools like DOORs or similar
  • High technical documentation writing skills
  • Strong inter personal skills and an ability to communicate with a diverse range of senior Defence stakeholders
  • Strong team working skills within a multidisciplinary environment


Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.



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.


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 allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program & 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 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.