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Instrumentation Electronics Engineer

Date: 11-May-2021

Location: Gosport, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ




At QinetiQ, we’re dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives, and securing the vital interests of our customers.

We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve, and advance their vital interests.

We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. Working across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges; our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.

The full benefits package includes – Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts, etc.


We are a world-leading security and technology service provider who have invested billions of pounds in their services working with the most high profile clients on the most cutting edge projects. This role is available as the company is expanding.


Ever seen our new Aircraft Carriers manoeuvring through the Solent, or perhaps seen other ships and submarines under way? Did you wonder how they would have understood the performance characteristics of the vessel?

At QinetiQ Haslar that is one of our core offerings, we help customers to understand how their vessel will perform and can be used; creating a safe performance envelope for them as well as evaluating efficiency. We have among the world's best facilities for hydrodynamic testing at model scale; as well as commercial work QinetiQ have strategic capability agreements with the Ministry of Defence to ensure we're innovating and delivering UK Test and Evaluation for them.

 In order to achieve this we have extensive in house capability for development of the vessels and hardware within them, for rapid prototyping and manufacture. We build and instrument complete scale models of these vessels in house within our facilities and then perform testing, much like a Formula One car would be tested in a wind tunnel, but in the water.

 It's an exciting time as we're progressively upgrading our capabilities over the coming years, so you will have opportunity as Electronics Engineer to input to the design of new instrumentation and control setups for these boats and our facilities. There's also scope to learn other controls based skills (e.g. Rockwell PLCs) as we have facilities here which need to stay online during trials and we can't always wait for outside help to arrive.

 You will unlikely get the chance to deal with this plethora of hardware elsewhere as well as inputting to future development of it; it will be a great opportunity for you to work with some great people and technology.


You will provide Instrumentation support to the Haslar facilities, reporting to the Controls Systems South Team Leader.

The Electronics Engineer will manage and Lead instrumentation tasks and activities

You will be responsible for the setup and maintenance of certain facility related control and instrumentation hardware.

The Electronics Engineer will be responsible for the maintenance of electrical + electronic equipment, and Portable Appliance Testing.


The Electronics Engineer should have experience of DC circuits e.g. such as those used in small vehicles, in particular boats and other electric vehicle experience would be good.

You should have a strong and demonstrated ability to work 'hands-on' from first principles to safely diagnose electrical and electronic issues (to board level only) and implement prompt, effective and safe repair schemes.

The Electronics Engineer should have the ability to draw Electronic and Electrical drawings.


We look for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decision-makers, influencers, and excellent communicators. Join us today.



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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.