Project Engineer

Date: 29 May 2023

Location: Shoeburyness, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title: Project Engineer

Location: Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea

Company: QinetiQ


About the role:

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


You would join our Planning Department, reporting to the Operations Team Lead. This role involves both the planning and engineering activities required for delivering environmental testing projects.


We can also provide the opportunity to obtain further qualifications such as IOSH safety certification and many more to support your continued learning and development.


What will I be doing?

Once fully trained you will:


  • Prepare, schedule and co-ordinate technical projects.
  • Develop project specific risk assessments, safety briefs and transport plans.
  • Interpret customer requirements and ensure adherence to them by creating a technical instruction for a team of engineers to deliver against.
  • Manage the design and manufacture of rigs required for the project of work.
  • Identifying potential problems with assigned projects, leading a team into developing solutions and ensuring they’re implemented.
  • Take responsibility for the tasking of a team of engineers, informing them of their daily activities.


What do I need?

  • Experience of working within an Engineering environment.
  • HNC or equivalent qualification is desirable but we can consider an equivalent level gained through experience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels, both internal and external to QinetiQ, including customers, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • IT competent
  • Committed, driven and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Must have drivers licence and own vehicle


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.