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Project Engineer

Date: 06-Sep-2022

Location: Shoeburyness, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose

An exciting opportunity to join an agile and high performing team of multi-disciplinary engineers as a Project Engineer within a United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) test facility delivering mission critical test and evaluation of defence related products.  As part of this team you will develop the necessary skills to simulate some of the most challenging environments in the world to ensure that the systems are ultimately safe and suitable for service.


The successful candidate will work within the planning team at the Environmental Test Centre (ETC) at MoD Shoeburyness.  This role requires pulling all the elements of the planning activities together and ensuring critical milestones are met.


Key Accountabilities


  • Support the Project manager and Technical Lead creating schedules for new programmes of work
  • Support the Technical Lead taking all trials through the Hazardous Activity Management (HAM) process including the creation of safety paperwork such as Hazardous activity risk assessments, safety briefs, handling and transport plans.
  • Produce the trials safety certificate ensuring it is authorised by the required people prior to testing  
  • Manage the design and manufacture of any rigs required for the programme of work, ensuring rigs are delivered before testing is due to start.
  • All customer owned assets and equipment must be managed in accordance with the relevant corporate instruction
  • Manage and host customer visits. This includes requesting and reviewing the relevant Risk Assessments, Method Statements (RAMS) and competencies before attending site.
  • Produce a Trials Instruction detailing the tests required in accordance with customer requirements
  • Manage any trial deviations or occurrence in accordance with ETC quality procedures
  • Produce a trials report on completion of a test activity
  • Working with the delivery engineers to resolve day to day trial issues to ensure projects are delivered on time with any issues escalated to the Technical lead
  • Daily updating of the range control page to managing ammunition safety distances across ETC
  • Ensuring ammunition is moved around site safely and is delivered in time for testing to commence



Key Capabilities


  • Understand Customer requirements and technical solutions
  • Work with detailed project plans
  • Excellent Communication and presentation skills
  • High level of IT competence
  • Good understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 and 9001
  • Subject to security clearance
  • Must have drivers licence and own car
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels, both internal and external to QinetiQ, including customers, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Committed to achievement



Experience & Qualifications


  • HNC/HND or higher or an equivalent level gained through experience
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent risk based qualification
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Project software

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

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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.