Principal Shock Test Engineer

  • Job Reference: 16989
  • Date Posted: 2 May 2024
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Rosyth, Fife
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Additional Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Shock Test Engineer

Location: Rosyth, Fife + Adaptive Working Arrangement

Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type: Full Time / Permanent

Role ID: 16989

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Principal Shock Test Engineer at our Rosyth 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 a Principal Shock Test Engineer, you'll have a role that is out of the ordinary, leading in analysis, stakeholder engagement, and providing management and hands-on support for shock lab operations.

Day-to-day, you'll:

  • Liaise with customers to understand test requirements and generate bids
  • Lead the technical delivery of shock test programmes
  • Analyze and interpret test results, ensuring compliance with customer requirements
  • Operate and maintain the shock facility, directing day-to-day operations

This role is full-time onsite

Essential experience of the Principal Shock Test Engineer

  • Strong background in customer-facing roles, adept at stakeholder engagement
  • Hands-on experience in testing or technical fields, particularly in shock testing
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications for shock testing and data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, and analyze shock test programs
  • Familiarity with instrumentation, electronic/mechanical testing, and test improvement methodologies

Qualifications for the Principal Shock Test Engineer

  • HNC as a minimum essential

Desirable qualifications for the Principal Shock Test Engineer

  • IOSH certification
  • First Degree in relevant field
  • Professional registration

Please note that all applicants must hold, or be able to achieve for Security Clearance.

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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
  • Holiday Trading
  • Support for the Armed Forces community
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering