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Systems Engineer

Date: 24-Mar-2023

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Systems Engineer

Location: Bristol, Farnborough, Portsmouth, Malvern, Dorset or West Scotland


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


The Maritime Training, Tactics, Test & Evaluation Transformation Integrated Delivery Team (MTET IDT) has a requirement for a Systems Engineer to work as a part of a small team to assist in the delivery phase of our Electromagnetic and Digital programme.


The project aims to design and implement a single coil system designed to offset Earth’s field for the determination of a platform’s induced vertical magnetic signature (IVMS). The platform will be installed into an existing maritime range facility.


The systems engineers will work with the Technical Lead (Engineering Delivery Manager) to deliver a complex and high profile project within the MTET IDT portfolio.


What will I be doing?


  • The Systems Engineer will be ensuring that the technical lead and project manager are fully informed of technical progress and issues.
  • You will ensure that appropriate engineering plans (SEMP, Configuration Control, ITEA Plans, etc) are created, fully populated and maintained to an appropriate standard.
  • The Systems Engineer will be liaising with suppliers and the wider QQ team members to ensure that the team are fully informed of progress and issues.
  • You will be creating technical progress reports, in the form most appropriate for the activity.
  • The Systems Engineer will be ensuring that the technical tasks are conducted according to the plan.
  • You will be assisting in planning and conduct of acceptance trials.


What do I need?


  • You should have an awareness of Systems Engineering Principles.
  • The Systems Engineer should have a background in Electronics or Software Engineering.


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.



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

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