Senior System Engineer

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Portsmouth


The full benefits package includes – Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts, etc.


About the role


Leading in the application of autonomous and robotic systems for defence and security, QinetiQ actively develop solutions and provide services to support work in the maritime, land and air domains. We test and design naval mission systems for the likes of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and external customers, who come to us for a battle-winning edge. We’re at the forefront of the ever-changing naval landscape, thanks to our extensive network of research partners and our constant testing, assessment and optimisation of systems and components for safety and efficiency.


The successful Senior Systems Engineer will work within (and lead where appropriate) a highly capable team with an enviable track record of delivery to the MOD customer.  Scope includes support to research, operational experimentation and providing advice that sets the context for future acquisition programmes.  Whether developing new ways of solving customer problems through technology or enabling operational experimentation to explore those solutions, the Future Systems team are at the cutting edge of system of system engineering in a 21st century maritime and littoral battlespace.


What will I be doing?


  • You will be responsible for Systems Engineering leadership within a dynamic team.
  • You will support to developing novel solutions, integrating communications, hosting and applications at system of systems level to deliver military effect.
  • The Senior Systems Engineer will provide technical leadership and systems expertise for planning and executing delivery of complex trials and engineering tasks.
  • You will liaise regularly with project management teams/customer progress reviews, ensuring technical delivery to time, cost and performance whilst managing risk.
  • The Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for the provision of technical support and advice to customers on system requirements, design solutions, testing and performance;
  • You will oversee the production of high quality technical bids and documentation to support the needs of the customer.


What do I need?


  • You should have strong Systems Engineering leadership experience.
  • The Senior Systems Engineer should ideally have good working knowledge and experience of platform and system safety and certification issues preferably in at least one of the following domains: Air, Sea, Surface and Underwater.


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.


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.



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