Maritime Engineer

  • Job Reference: 15989
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2024
  • Employer: QinetiQ
  • Website: https://www.qinetiq.com/
  • Location: Dorchester, Dorset
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Additional Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Electronic Engineer
Location: Winfrith with flexible working arrangements
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time / Permanent or Fixed Term Contract
Role ID: SF15989

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Electronic Engineer at our Winfrith site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry's most brilliant minds.

The role

As an Electronic Technician, you'll have a role that is out of the ordinary, developing your electronic and electrical skills, working with bespoke electronic systems for maritime platforms. You'll have opportunities to get your teeth stuck into maritime projects, with deployment opportunities, involvement in tests, trials and prepared work within marine environments working on-board Royal Navy (RN) platforms.

Day-to-day, you'll:

  • You will provide out-and-out operation, maintenance and repair of electronic systems at the home site.
  • You'll be responsible for safely carrying out fault finding on electrical and electronic equipment.
  • You will support in the diagnostics, repair and resolution of problems with innovative thinking and drawing on your practical knowledge.
  • You'll have the opportunity to work across a range of bespoke electronic systems, developing your existing skills and experiences to incorporate analogue and digital data acquisition systems.
  • You'll provide technician support to systems associated with noise analysis for maritime systems.
  • You'll also be responsible for reporting any defects or resource issues that may affect equipment availability.


This is a full - time, permanent opportunity based at our Winfrith site, with flexibility in working hours.

Essential experience of the Electronic Engineer:

We value difference and we don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

  • You'll need fault finding experience to maintain and repair electronic equipment.
    You'll also need experience working with electronic equipment and systems.
  • You will require an awareness of relevant health & safety and environmental legislation
  • Highly desirable criteria would include experience of acoustics, maritime engineering, awareness or experience of Royal Navy platforms and or their Electronic equipment and systems.
  • Other highly desirable criteria may include Sea Survival Training or experience working in Rigid Inflatable Boat's (however, training will be provided for these areas and is not a requirement for the opportunity).


Qualifications for the Electronic Engineer:

  • You'll need a relevant STEM related academic background in Electrical or Electronic Engineering; such as a HND, HNC, NVQ, apprenticeship and or relevant working experience
  • You'll also need a full clean UK driving licence

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days' additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As 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 is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You'll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you'll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an= diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.