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Maintenance Technicians/Engineers

Date: 19-Mar-2023

Location: Shoeburyness, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

It’s an exciting time to be part of QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join us as we continue to grow into new markets around the world. We currently have many opportunities and would love to hear from candidates who are interested in joining us now or in the future.

If there is alignment between your skills and the opportunities currently available, we will be contact.  Should there not be anything suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.

QinetiQ Maintenance Engineering Opportunities in Shoeburyness


QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down. This is an exciting phase in our history. We are constantly on the lookout for talented individuals to join us at our Environmental Test Centre (ETC) at MoD Shoeburyness.


We currently have Engineer & Technician positions available. If you’re interested in joining us, now or in the future, we’d love to hear from you!


If your skills fit one of our opportunities, we’ll be in contact. If we don’t have a role that’s right for you at the moment, we’ll keep your CV on file for possible opportunities in the future.


What we do?


QinetiQ operates the Shoeburyness Range on behalf of the MoD. It was first used by the military in 1848 when the British School of Gunnery was opened. The area's geographical features make it the ideal location for the MOD's critical military Test and Evaluation requirements and training activities.


The Environmental Test Centre (ETC) based at the Range, is one the UK’s largest test facilities for munitions. We use a variety of test equipment including vibration, shock & climatic to simulate some of the challenging environments that the munitions will need to withstand, ensuring that the systems are safe and suitable for service.


The roles involve fixing and maintaining a wide range of equipment, machinery and systems and the positions are therefore challenging, exciting and important.


New to Engineering?

In your first role or have some experience in Maintenance Engineering? Your talents may be a good match for our team. We recruit Technicians & Engineers at all levels and have an on-boarding process that will provide you with the essential training you need. We invest in our employees and will support you to complete professional qualifications which align with your current and future career aspirations.


Opportunities for mid-career professionals

If you’re a mid-career professional working in industry or the armed forces, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your expertise. You can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance. This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.


Opportunities for highly experienced professionals

As a Senior Technician/Engineer or Manager for example, you can expect targeted training and mentoring to develop specific skills to help you progress. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. You will also have the opportunity to mentor, coach and develop others in the organisation and we will support your development as a leader in our business. 


Our offering to you 


  • You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and integrity and our purpose to protect the safety, security, values and interest of our nation.


  • You’ll also be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in the Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021 study.


  • QinetiQ offers varied, rewarding and interesting careers across a range of locations in the UK and overseas.


  • We have a 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, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.


  • We explore multiple domains of application - Air, Space, Land and Maritime throughout the life cycle - from concept through development and operation to disposal.


  • Excel, and your potential will be spotted. Our continuing professional development covers all career stages and levels of seniority.


Why we’re different


Our people. Our employees make the critical difference to customers by providing unique answers which combine technical expertise, deep domain knowledge and rigorous independent thinking.

Our independence. QinetiQ is not a manufacturer, and we stand apart from the supply chain. It’s our rigorous independent thinking that helps our customers achieve their goals.

Our breadth of capability. Our customers face challenges that define the modern world. They know we are uniquely placed to understand these issues and work with them to ensure the success of their mission or reach their objectives.

Our relationships with customers. Our prized possession is trust. Customers around the world rely on the drive and dedication of our people to help them meet their goals – often in environments where there is no second chance for failure.

Our partnerships. We use partnerships and alliances to accelerate compelling business development strategies and sustainable earnings growth. By licensing our intellectual property we reduce implementation and sales risk, and speed up time-to-market by using third party sales channels.


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


Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions so candidate should be prepared to go through the Government Vetting process.  For further information, please review: United Kingdom Security Vetting - GOV.UK (’


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 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 a 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, adaptive and 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 many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that 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 that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.