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Senior Communications Engineer

Date: 27-Jul-2022

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

As the demand for QinetiQ’s services continue to grow, we are looking to grow our Maritime Network & Communications team by recruiting an experienced Senior Communications Engineer. In this varied and challenging role, you will provide subject matter expertise to support the technical delivery of secure end-to-end radio solutions in a multi-bearer, mobile environment from design to delivery and transition to service.  As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for successfully applying current knowledge to the development of legacy and current military-specific telecommunication technologies in support of planned and future military communication installations to the MOD


Responsibilities will include:


•    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 in-depth knowledge communication principles.
•    Provide mentorship to team members to share knowledge on latest technical developments and design. 


The Fit:


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant commercial experience in the Communications Industry, including In depth knowledge of commercial telecommunications technology i.e. microwave, Wifi, 4G LTE. You will have an understanding of the military and MoD environment, including a technical understanding of the systems deployed and the types of information being transferred over the networks.


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

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Additional skills you will have include:


  • Knowledge of systems utilising the full frequency spectrum.
  • Experience of requirements capture, integrations planning and testing.
  • Understand the operation and integration of equipment in the Communications, Development & Integration Facility (CDIF).
  • Experience delivering demonstrations and presentation on technical subjects to senior MoD and Industry Partners.
  • Able to articulate conclusions and recommendations in a manner suitable for the varying levels of customer. 
  • An ability to leads teams & projects to ensure solutions are integrated successfully.


Due to the nature of the role, you will be eligible for high level security clearance.





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, 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 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, 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.