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Mathematical Modeller

Date: 30-Mar-2023

Location: Winfrith, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title: Target Echo Strength Modeller             

Location: Winfrith

Company: QinetiQ


About the role:


You will be expected to undertake mathematical modelling of underwater acoustic scattering from structures, and other mathematical modelling activities as tasked to meet customer requirements.  In addition, you will help to develop and maintain the team’s acoustic modelling capability, including mathematical modelling tools and associated computing facilities.


You will require knowledge and experience of mathematical modelling techniques and the ability to apply these to physical problems to create realistic computer models.  You will need to debug, modify, enhance and test existing models and to develop and code new models (ensuring that the appropriate software controls are in place).


As a committed team player, you will have strong communication skills and be able to liaise with both customers and colleagues, helping to maximise business opportunities and the output from the team, whilst maintaining a safe working environment.


What will I be doing?


  • Delivering complex assignments with creative practical solutions to customer problems that challenge traditional methods
  • Providing management and adaptation of mathematical modelling software
  • Ability to undertake accurate measurements within a pressured environment (including configuring equipment) and analyse and report on the subsequent results and findings
  • Strong measurement, analysis and reporting skills
  • Participation in measurement, analysis and reporting of acoustic trials (specifically acoustic scattering (Target Echo Strength) and sonar performance measurements) and undertaking acoustic studies and other investigations


 What do I need?


  • A first degree in Mathematics or Physics, or an equivalent, nationally recognised, professional qualification
  • Some understanding of theory associated with acoustic scattering
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills, as well as evaluative judgement based on the analysis of factual and qualitative information in complicated or novel situations
  • Ability to shape, describe and deliver whole or parts of projects  on a variety of complex assignments
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication, team working and diplomacy skills to guide, influence and convince others


What we offer


QinetiQ offers an excellent salary and flexible benefits package commensurate with a large international company some of which are highlighted below:

  • Pension - up to 10.5% annual salary Company contributed. For every 1% pension salary sacrifice, QinetiQ matched with 1.5% (e.g. personal contribution 7%, QinetiQ contribution 10.5% - total pension contribution 17.5% of annual salary).
  • 50% off meals at selected restaurants, 40% off cinema tickets, 45% off RAC, 20% off EE, new car discounts and much more.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Modern and collaborative working environment.
  • Flexible Working, Social and family events.
  • Health Cash Plan, Health Screening, Employee Assistance 24/7.
  • Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance at additional cost.
  • Childcare or After School Club discounts.
  • Up to 5 days additional Annual Leave Purchase.
  • Discounted Personal Accident Insurance, Annual Travel Insurance.
  • Gym and sports facilities available at larger sites.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.


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.