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Engineers & Scientists Opportunities

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire or Dstl Portsdown West, Fareham, Hampshire
Salary is dependent on experience and skills
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

Job Details

Are you passionate about Engineering, Communications and protecting your country? Then we have some amazing roles for you!

The Electronic Warfare & Communications Group is the lead for specialist Communications and Electronic Warfare aspects of Dstl’s Counter Terrorism and Security capability.

We provide science and engineering support for military and security operations and conduct research and development in areas including Electronic countermeasures (historically focused on countering improvised explosive devices); cellular and mobile protocols; wireless communications and electronic surveillance; electromagnetic compatibility; and radio-frequency directed energy weapons for the purpose of Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism Systems of the UK.
The Group’s purpose is to provide Users with state of the art technological developments that confers operational advantage and freedom of action. The Group is one of the largest and most technically diverse groups within Dstl, and we have opportunities for a number of experienced Engineers & Scientists to join our growing capability.

We are looking for various roles between levels 3 - 6 including:

  • Electronic Systems Engineer Lvl 4/5
  • Electronics Engineer Lvl 3 / 4
  • Software Engineer Lvl 4/5/6
  • RF Test & Measurement Engineer Lvl 4/5/6
  • Research Scientist / Engineer Lvl 4/5/6
  • Senior RF Engineer Lvl 5
  • Principal, Senior & Electronics Engineers Lvl 4/5/6

Salary is dependent on experience and skills: Dstl Level 3 £20,639 - £23,491, Dstl Level 4 £25,052 - £29,228, Dstl Level 5 £32,626 - £38,066 & Dstl Level 6 £40,514 - £47,007

For more information on these roles, experience required, group and to apply please click on the Apply Now button.


About us

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the science inside UK defence and security. A proven national asset, Dstl is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) providing world class expertise and delivering cutting-edge science and technology for the benefit of the nation and allies.

Who we are

Dstl is one of the principal government organisations dedicated to science and technology in the defence and security field.

Dstl supplies specialist services to MOD and wider government, working collaboratively with external partners in industry and academia worldwide, providing expert research, specialist advice and invaluable operational support.

We are innovative, collaborative and impactful.

Our responsibilities

Our responsibilities include:

  • supplying sensitive and specialist science and technology services for MOD and wider government
  • providing and facilitating expert advice, analysis and assurance on defence procurement
  • leading on the MOD’s science and technology programme
  • understanding risks and opportunities through horizon-scanning
  • acting as a trusted interface between MOD, wider government, the private sector and academia to provide science and technology support to military operations by the UK and her allies
  • championing and developing science and technology skills across MOD

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