Senior Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: 10844
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description


Job title: Senior Systems Engineer Location: Warton, Salisbury or Bristol

The full benefits package includes - Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts, etc.

About the role

You will be a Senior Systems 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. This Senior Systems Engineer role will 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 Military Aerospace Mission Systems, but other Mission System platform experience will be considered if it is appropriate to the Knowledge, Skills and Experience detailed below

What do I need?

  • The Senior Systems Engineer will preferably be from a Defence background though a high level of civilian aviation work would also be considered.
  • You must experience of working through the full Systems Engineering Lifecycle.

What will I be doing?

  • You will be completing Certification, Evaluation and Testing, Design and Modification, and giving customers feedback.
  • The Senior Engineer will be having consultations with senior stakeholders and other companies and MOD.
  • You will be working with other QQ domains on projects to ensure exacting results for the customer.

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, 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.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You'll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what's happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 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.