Mission Systems Senior Engineer

Various UK Locations
Closing date
18 Sep 2020
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Mission Systems Senior Engineer

Location: Various

Full Time - Permanent

Ref: 11911

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

A Senior Engineer in Aerospace Engineering is responsible for the efficient, safe and effective conduct of specific evaluation, test and / or trial activities. In the main, this will typically encompass Air platform Certification, Qualification, Performance and Operability domains, where Senior Engineers will provide specialist scientific or technical advice and consultation. These tasks require solution definition effort and will be delivered in an Integrated Capture (Bidding) and / or Delivery Team in accordance with the associate Project Delivery Plan.

Within the Mission Systems domain these activities will typically be conducted on a wide variety of operational systems, such as Complex Electronic Hardware, Communications, Navigation & Identification, Displays, Controls and Mission Systems, as well as Sensor systems and their integration into the air platform etc. The role will include allow the opportunity to work on different aircraft platforms, ranging from Combat aircraft, Helicopters, Large Transport / Reconnaissance to Unmanned air platforms.

The roles being advertised are specifically looking for experience on the Typhoon platform Mission Systems, but other Mission System platform experience will be considered if it is appropriate to the Knowledge, Skills and Experience detailed below.

The individual will influence decisions through advice, counsel or facilitating services to others in their area of specialisation, such that the work and performance of all teams within the area will be positively affected by the individual’s performance.

Knowledge, skills and Personal Qualities Required

Demonstrable evidence of having worked in and having knowledge of Aircraft / Air Platform Certification, Qualification, preferably covering Evaluation, Assessment, Test and Analysis Methods and Techniques.

Demonstrable evidence of having worked in and having knowledge of Aircraft / Air Platform Regulatory & Legal Compliance, and Safety Regulations & Standards.

Working knowledge of Safety techniques, processes, methods and tools and how to apply them in relation the previous domain(s).

Preferably these should have been demonstrated through working in the Military domain, although experience in similar civil aviation activities will also be considered.

Essential Qualifications

1. A first degree in Science or Engineering in a related subject, preferably Aeronautical and / or Mechanical Engineering;

2. CEng. or equivalent, and

3. 6 - 8 years relevant experience in Aerospace engineering

OR an equivalent, nationally recognised, professional qualification [HNC or HND], with typically over 12 years of further on the job experience and growth of key skills, working in the Aerospace Engineering domain and backed up with a demonstrable track record of achievement.

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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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