Associate Combat Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: 5598
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2021
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Combat Systems Engineer

Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Service (NCSISS)

About the Team

The Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Service (NCSISS) delivers the necessary integration, test, evaluation, and acceptance activities across all phases of the equipment lifecycle to support the development and delivery of operationally effective Combat System (CS) capability. It enables MOD and industry to make informed decisions based on objective, credible evidence that is generated by experts in an environment free from supply chain conflict of interest.

QinetiQ delivers NCSISS collaboratively with its partner BAE Systems, NCSISS capability is based at QinetiQ's Portsdown Technology Park (PTP). PTP hosts various facilities that are representative of key Royal Navy (RN) Combat Systems to allow defect resolution, design support, integration, test and evaluation, acceptance and interoperability activities to be undertaken.

About the Role

As a Combat System Engineer, you will operate within a team of engineers to deliver the NCSISS contract. You will be required to conduct integration and testing as directed by the team's Senior Combat System Engineers, working in partnership with the NCSISS Project Manager, to ensure a consistent approach to the design, delivery and support of our service and advice in accordance with the Technical Delivery Plan. You'll have responsibility for delivering specific, delegated project tasks, and will support customer engagement to understand their requirements with respect to capability and programme constraints. You will then develop a test plan, conduct integration and produce supporting evidence for customer use.

You will predominantly work at Portsdown Technology Park in a combined military and civilian team, and also have the opportunity to travel to other locations in the UK and abroad to support external supplier testing and trials, including opportunities to support sea trials on board Royal Navy ships.

Skills / Experience Required

  • Proven experience on Naval Combat Systems or expertise in specific technology e.g. radar/sonar/C2/weapons etc.
  • Experience in Test & Evaluation or Integration.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering, Physics or similar subject, HNC/D Level qualification (or equivalent) may be accepted if accompanied with appropriate experience;
  • IEng (or equivalent) is desirable;
  • 4 years+ relevant experience in engineering;
  • MOD SC Clearance will be required for this position, existing or previous clearance will be beneficial.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals 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 with QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation and courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges. Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting-edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests. We offer an opportunity to work across a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.

Apply Today

If you feel you meet the criteria for this position and would like to be considered, please apply with your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the position and we will be in contact.