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Communications Integration Engineer

Date: 14-Mar-2023

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ



Maritime Network & Comms Integration Engineer


Key responsibility

Supporting the technical delivery of secure end to end radio solutions in a multi-bearer, mobile environment from high level design to delivery and transition to service. 


Technical Responsibilities

  • Design reviews, by taking existing design documents and reading across to system requirements in order to validate the design and produce appropriate test documentation. 
  • Independently create and run test plans and schedules.  Contribute to test strategy decisions
  • Working with other parts of QinetiQ and customer or subcontractors to integrate technology into wider systems.
  • Able to ensure documentation produced is clear and concise and appropriate to the project and/or the recipient.
  • Able to identify and resolve technical issues by using own knowledge and seek others knowledge to solve problems in a timely manner.


Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant STEM subject with suitable experience in Communications  (or able to provide evidence of equivalent experience in industry or the Armed Forces)
  • Knowledge of systems including VLF, HF, UHF and satcom
  • Knowledge of military comms systems including VLF, Bowman, Falcon and/or Skynet5/6 or legacy Maritime comms
  • Awareness of future comms systems or future RN platforms.
  • Engineering background understanding requirements capture, integrations planning and testing.
  • Be familiar with the operation and integration of equipment in the Communications, Development & Integration Facility (CDIF).



  • Should have an understanding of the military and MoD environment, generally with a focus on on maritime but not limited to .  This will include a technical understanding of the systems that are deployed and the types of information being passed over the networks.
  • Deliver demonstrations and presentation on technical subject at a level appropriate to the audience.
  • Able to articulate conclusions and recommendations in a manner suitable for the varying levels of customer
  • Experience of working with MOD and potentially other Government agencies.
  • To liaise with the customer representatives unescorted.



  • Work with PM and technical lead to deliver specific aspects of project work across the team as required.  Provide necessary resourcing information to Resource Managers. 



  • Able to work collaboratively within teams to ensure own aspect of solution is integrated successfully and documented and delivered into service following established governance process.
  • Technically lead small projects and be accountable for their technical success. 
  • Able to lead one or two junior members of staff.
  • Able to propose solutions and influence senior members of staff in own discipline.
  • Stand up as Lead Integration Engineer. 


Personal Skills

  • Self-motivated, articulate, with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to convey complex information to non-specialist audiences.
  • Be organised and have good time and personal management.
  • Tenacity and drive to ensure own work is successfully delivered and be accountable for their own delivery.



  • SC Clearance and willingness to undergo further clearances.
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and potentially overseas.


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.