Maintenance Engineer - Communications and Command Systems

Date: 5 Jul 2024

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Maintenance Engineer – Communications and Command Systems
Location:        Portsmouth, Hampshire
Package:        Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package  

Role Type:      Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:          SF16097

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Maintenance Engineer, where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Shore Integration Facility (SIF) and National Maritime Systems Centre (NMSC) at our Portsmouth site.


The Role
As a Maintenance Engineer, you will be responsible for the maintenance of all designated GFX Equipment to Naval Harbour Acceptance Trial (HAT) Standard, including, maintenance IAW Unit Maintenance Management System (UMMS) and Non-UMMS maintenance.


Day-to-day, you’ll:

  • Configure GFX equipment and Infrastructure IAW RFMS in order to meet the requirements of the Trials Programme.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of all assigned GFX equipment IAW UMMS, BRs, JSPs, and OEM Handouts.
  • Ensure GFX is safe, maintained, available and configured for daily trials booked on RFMS.
  • Work collaboratively with Combat Systems Engineers, Teams and Customers to provide support. SME advice and Maintainer presence to all trials that require assistance including in situ support. This will include fault-finding, defect rectification, reconfiguration of equipment and supporting monthly System Operator Checks as designated by the Operations Team.
  • Ensure GFX defects are managed and investigated IAW the relevant documentation, registering defects on RFMS, updating defects on a regular basis and keeping the Operations Team informed.


Essential experience of the Maintenance Engineer:

  • You must have experience working a Maintenance role specifically on Communication Systems.


Qualifications for the Maintenance Engineer:
We value difference and we do not have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

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Our Benefits

  • 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 five 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 a 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.