Senior Communications Engineer

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Closing date
13 Nov 2019
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At QinetiQ, we encourage our people to think and do things differently. As one of the largest and most respected science and technology organisations in Europe, we are constantly breaking new ground in the application of cutting-edge technology in our core markets of defence and security. The Maritime Group is part of the Managed Services Group and has nearly 500 employees, based on 16 sites across the UK. We have a great team and excellent opportunities to develop both our business and our employees, and our vision is to be the partner of choice in the assurance, design, test, evaluation and integration of maritime platforms and systems for our UK and international clients.


Job description/Person specification

We have a requirement for a Senior Communications Engineer to undertake design, development, system integration, test and acceptance activities to support Maritime communication systems. As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for successfully applying current knowledge to the development of legacy and current military-specific communications technologies in support of planned and future military communication installations to the MOD, including VLF, Bowman, Falcon, Skynet5/6.

General responsibilities will include:

• Supporting to develop communication architecture solutions across the frequency spectrum
• Installation and integration of equipment in a range of military and commercial platforms
• Undertaking test and evaluation of equipment and solutions in a lab environment
• Producing technical documentation in support of work carried out
• Design, development, setting to work and trials operation of communication systems across the communications spectrum (Including Line of Sight, Beyond Line of Sight and Mobile Technologies)
• Engaging with relevant customers and stakeholders undertaking design and test activities to ensure requirements are met.

The successful candidate will either be degree qualified (Engineering / Communications) or be able to demonstrate relevant work experience.  You will have experience working with a variety of communication systems, able to demonstrate where you have effectively  contributed to the design & development of systems.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will join an experienced and dynamic group of individuals that work on exciting and challenging projects. This role will allow you to demonstrate your innovative thinking in the projects you manage, whilst supporting you in your own professional development for the future.  Your experience will enable you to lead tasks and manage the output of more junior engineers.


QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. We work in partnership with our customers to solve real-world problems through innovative solutions, delivering operational and competitive advantage.

Working at QinetiQ

Our customers face challenges that define the modern world, covering military, commercial and government institutions. As a company of scientists and engineers, we are committed to anticipating, understanding and responding to those challenges. We draw on our depth of experience, unique expertise and the ingenuity of our people to develop powerful solutions.

Working at QinetiQ is more than just a job - many of the projects you will work on are of national importance. Everything we do is focused on defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers.

As our company grows into new markets around the world, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ.

Our people

Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique, often unexpected approaches to problem solving. The diversity of our teams drives innovation across the company, helping to save lives, protect assets and critical infrastructure, and ensure competitive advantage for our customers.

Life at QinetiQ

We encourage our people to think and do things differently. Our matrix structure enables employees to work across different areas of the business, learning from some of the finest technical and scientific minds in the world.

We offer flexible working hours to promote a positive work-life balance and offer a wide range of rewards and benefits. We encourage teams to get involved in our volunteer programmes that help the local communities.

QinetiQ has a global footprint with offices located in the UK, Canada, America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.


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