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Environmental Trials Technician

Date: 11-May-2021

Location: Shoeburyness, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Environmental Trials Technician


This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing team of multi-disciplinary engineers delivering critical test & evaluation of defence munitions through the application of vibration, shock, climatic & radiography test programs.

You will be an integral part of the team at the Environmental Test Centre at MOD Shoeburyness.

You will work alongside with the Trials Team Leaders, and help them deliver complex testing of high value assets.  We are looking for candidates with practical, hands on experience of mechanical assembly or fitting to support the set up and rigging of Environmental Trials.


Assessing asset performance within the demanding environments that the systems will be subjected to throughout their operational life, simulating some of the most challenging environments in the world to ensure that the systems are ultimately safe and suitable for service.

This will be done at the Environmental Test Centre (ETC) in Shoeburyness. ETC is an expanding area of QinetiQ and a world class test facility. The facility is accredited by UKAS against BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and consequently seeks to maintain and improve its technical competences. The company maintains accreditation against ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 50001. 



  • You will support the set-up and conduct of trials under the supervision of the suitably qualified environmental engineers in accordance with the customer specifications & working procedures ensuring a compliance with all safety legislation associated with the activities.
  • Undertake duties assigned by the team leader & environmental trials engineers.
  • Ensure safe systems of work are adhered to at all times during environmental testing;
  • Report progress of individual tasks
  • Awareness as to how to stimulate test assets with vibration, shock, climatic and temperature profiles as well as the inspection and radiography of the equipment throughout the test regime.
  • Pro-actively support and contribute to QinetiQ safety culture and undertake assigned activities to maintain and uphold safety standards.
  • Undertake interdepartmental movements of test items.
  • Undertake further theoretical education and courses as required to develop your knowledge and experience.

Capabilities and Knowledge

  • Drive and determination to achieve goals and progress your experience and knowledge to work towards engineering status and beyond.
  • You must be able to work well as part of a team and responsibly challenge poor behaviours
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Proactive & self motivated
  • Methodical and Logical approach, conscientious.
  • Be flexible and adaptable delivering additional volumes and working hours able to respond to the many and varied challenges faced by this role
  • Safety conscious in all activities;
  • Have the potential to become proficient in Environmental Testing.


  • Knowledge and practical experience within Mechanical Engineering
  • Must have driving license and access to vehicle full time
  • Must hold or be eligible to hold SC.


  • Formal Apprenticeship or equivalent
  • Track record of mechanical assembly, fitting, manufacturing etc.
  • Knowledge of environmental engineering highly desirable
  • Electrical/instrumentation experience
  • IT competence
  • Experience of handling hazardous materials


About QinetiQ?


As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals 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 with QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation and courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges. Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting-edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests. We offer an opportunity to work across a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.


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If you feel you meet the criteria for this position and would like to be considered, please apply with your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the position and we will be in contact.




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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.