Installation and Maintenance Electrician

Date: 18 Nov 2023

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role:            Installation and Maintenance Electrician
Location:     Portsmouth, Hampshire
Package:     Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:   Full time / Permanent
Role ID:       SF15237


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Installation and Maintenance Electrician at Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth  where you will play a crucial role in supporting the maritime industry by working on installing and maintaining equipment to support the naval trials programme.


The SIF ‘Shore Integration Facility and NMSC ‘National Maritime Systems Centre’ allows our customers to run ships equipment to carry out trials and evaluations. You will be working with the team to install that equipment in compliance with current (BS 7671) and JSP regulations. The electrical installations often differ from the usual; this is very interesting and unique work!


The Role
As a Installation and Maintenance Electrician you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Day-to-day, you will work with a team of electrical Installation fitters and maintainers on electrical Installations, Maintenance, Trials support. 


You will;

  • Provide Electrical support to the SIF and NMSC, reporting to the Electrical Team Leader.
  • Carry out Electrical, Fibre and Data infrastructure installation work to the highest possible standard. Carry out planned and reactive Electrical maintenance on all systems in the SIF and NMSC and provide documentary evidence.
  • Have a Health and Safety mind-set and take your own and other peoples safety as a key priority.
  • Support customer trials.
  • Fault finding and diagnosis of electrical systems and carry out fibre optic installation and testing
  • Preparation & maintenance of documentation for electrical systems.


This is a full-time role with an adaptive working arrangement.


Essential experience of the Installation and Maintenance Electrician

  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of Industrial Electrical plant equipment; its operation and maintenance
  • Be able to follow safe systems of work and standing instructions
  • Have a good understanding of Electrical drawings and other technical documents as well as being able to work and operate with the minimum of supervision
  • Familiar with a computerised testing software – fastest, Easycert Etc.
  • An understanding of differing Voltages and Frequencies and their applications.

Qualifications for the Installation and Maintenance Electrician

  • Have Completed a recognised Apprenticeship, Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Installation Buildings & Structures) (or equivalent) or higher. Or, suitable experience (evidence required).
  • Be ideally qualified to BS 7671 18th edition, or be 17th edition qualified training to upgrade to 18th. Training will be provided and is compulsory.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum. UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.


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. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.


About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of 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 who 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, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.



Application Guidance

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.