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Associate Communications Engineer ( GG10 )

Date: 15-Nov-2021

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

We have a requirement for a Communications Systems Engineer to  undertake communications engineering  design, development, system integration, and test and acceptance activities to support Maritime communication systems.


You will be responsible for successfully applying current knowledge to development of legacy and current military-specific communications technologies in support of planned and future military communication installations to the MOD.


This will include:
*Support to developing communication architecture solutions across the frequency spectrum,
*Installation and integration of equipments in a range of military and commercial platforms
*Undertake test and evaluation of equipment and solutions in a lab environment
*Produce technical documentation in support of work carried out


To apply, please ensure you include a current CV and a letter of application explaining why you are applying and how you meet our requirements.

This role will require the holder to be able to obtain full security clearance. To gain clearance you will normally have had to be of British Nationality and born in the UK.


Specific Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities for which the post holder has a requirement to deliver will include input to design, development, setting to work and trials operation of communication systems across the communications spectrum. Including Line of Sight, Beyond Line of Sight and Mobile Technologies.
*Plan/structure own work and report to Project Manager/ Lead Engineer on progress.
*Engage with relevant customers and stakeholders undertaking design and test activities to ensure requirements are met.


Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

*Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an Engineering or Communciations dsiscipline or able to provide evidence of equivalent experience is essential.

*Good understanding of procedures and concepts within own discipline and a basic knowledge of these elements in other disciplines.
*Ability to work with a diverse range of teams and to also undertake tasks unsupervised/manage own workload.
*An understanding of Systems Engineering principles and how own area integrates into others. *Capable of innovative thinking.
*Be able to make evaluative judgements on the analysis of factual information. *Report/presentation writing skills
*Sound and comprehensive communications skills are required in order to exchange complex information
*Willingness to travel within the UK and potentially overseas.


*Rapid learning of current and future communication technologies
*Understanding the requirements in support of planned and future military and commercial communication programmes.
*Innovation in the application/integration of communications technologies to provide new and enhanced capabilities to our customers.
*Proactively anticipate potential problems
*Provide adaptability to solutions within a short timescale to meet customer requirements.


Behavioural Requirements:
*Task and Team focussed.
*Risk Aware
*Able to follow processes and procedures
*Present a good impression of a QinetiQ professional


At QinetiQ, we encourage our people to think and do things differently. As one of the largest and most respected science and technology organisations in Europe, we are constantly breaking new ground in the application of cutting-edge technology in our core markets of defence and security. The Maritime Group is part of the Managed Services Group and has nearly 500 employees, based on 16 sites across the UK. We have a great team and excellent opportunities to develop both our business and our employees, and our vision is to be the partner of choice in the assurance, design, test, evaluation and integration of maritime platforms and systems for our UK and international clients.

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.