Senior Systems Engineer (CIT)

Employer
QinetiQ
Location
Malvern, Worcestershire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
13 Nov 2019
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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification ****Please note that we have positions available in our Bristol and Malvern sites at various grades depending on experience*****

QinetiQ’s Cyber Information & Training (CIT) business helps our customers to respond to ever evolving threats, based on our expertise in secured navigation, training, secure communication platforms, intelligence, surveillance and cyber security. We deliver Mission Winning Innovation into global defence, security, and critical national infrastructure markets.

QinetiQ's Systems Engineers are renowned for providing high quality, independent technical advice to a wide range of customers, in support of their major acquisition programmes, and for developing our own range of world-leading products. We are looking for people to join our growing team of Systems Engineers who are interested in applying and developing their technical expertise, across a number of domains, both military and commercial.

Opportunities to work in the following Domains and Activities:
• Communications & Information Systems (particularly in the military land environment)
• Cyber and Security
• Electronic Warfare
• Research & Innovation
• Secured Navigation (particularly Global Navigation Satellite Systems – GNSS, PCB design and electronic engineering)
• Application of Systems Engineering principles across the lifecycle
• Consultancy and Business Analysis
• Product Development (full lifecycle)
• Leading engagement with customers and developing new propositions
• Service Delivery
Opportunities exist to work on and develop projects for Defence, other Government Departments, in the Commercial Sector and Internationally.

Key accountabilities (the balance between these will be project-dependent):
• Working flexibly, either as part of a team, singly or as a technical team leader, on projects and tasks to deliver Systems and Requirements Engineering projects, supporting internal product development and external customers.
• Technically driving the planning and management of acquisition, research or product development activity.
• Identifying, engaging and managing diverse internal and external stakeholder communities.
• Providing Systems Engineering advice to all sizes of project.
• Undertaking technical design and decision making as an SME.
• Collaborating with other members of project teams in support of project goals
• Planning verification and validation activities to ensure that evidence can be gathered in a cost-effective way to support solution acceptance.
• Anticipating and identifying potential issues such as delivery problems, lack of input information etc.
• Mentoring colleagues
• Information management
• Identifying and developing customer business opportunities

Particular skills/experience required:
A mix of some or all of:
• Understanding and applying the Systems Engineering approach across the lifecycle (‘strength in breadth’)
• Application of appropriate lifecycles to projects (including Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agile)
• Model Based Systems Engineering.
• Architectural Framework (e.g. MODAF, TOGAF) experience.
• Flexibility to travel as required to support project activities.
• Identifying and responding to customer needs
• Developing Architectures
• Product design and development
• Through-life Design & Management
• Business analysis and consultancy
• Flexibility of approach, ability to innovate
• Planning for trials, test and/or acceptance
• Developing outputs for customers (reports, products, services)
• Potentially working on several tasks simultaneously
• Creating and managing own work and task delivery schedules
• Managing change

Essential Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements:
• Able to technically lead groups of scientists and engineers in a collaborative and collegiate way, enabling a high-performing culture.
• Has analytical and logical thinking skills.
• Able to work and produce consistent results with minimal supervision.
• Good questioning, listening, influencing and general interpersonal skills.
• Well-developed oral, written communication and   presentation skills.
• Can adapt and work flexibly.
• Content to work on several projects simultaneously.
• Content to lead some tasks and be a team member on others.

Challenges:
• Applying the emotional intelligence necessary to work successfully with diverse stakeholder groups.
• Identifying and delivering propositions, and solutions to customers’ real, unstated needs as well as those directly expressed.
• Moving at times from high uncertainty towards a clear problem definition.
• Differentiating problem definition from solution design.
• Rapidly assimilating information and gaining a good understanding of the problems and issues associated with new tasks.
• Thriving in a varied, complex, and frequently changing work environment, often with demanding timescales.

Experience and qualification:
• Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering or technical discipline, or proven experience working in an equivalent engineering role. (Typ. Aerospace / Mechanical / Electronics / Systems Engineering, Physics).
• Professional qualification, or working towards one.

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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