At QinetiQ, we’re dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives, and securing the vital interests of our customers. We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.
We’re expanding our systems engineering team based from Farnborough across breadth of our programme portfolio. This is an opportunity for (1) professional systems engineers who are able to operate across domains, thrive on variety and are able to mentor and develop others professionally, and (2) systems engineers with a strong baseline skills and a focussed experience in one or more of the following areas: -
Prototype / Bespoke hardware development
Virtualisation / simulation / synthetic environment training system development
Autonomous / Unmanned system developments and experimentation
IT / Network / information / data based systems
Sensor / Control and Software Intensive systems
You will have experience of operating though the engineering lifecycle from requirements capture or analysis through to certification of the outcome. You may specialise in specific elements, such as Requirements, Architecture, Solution Design, Integration and Verification, Acceptance. You will have an eye to tools and developments in systems engineering approaches, and be able to tailor and select routes forwards, working closely with engineering governance and project stakeholders.
You may work full time or with some flexibility, and be able to travel according to project needs.
Application of systems engineering approach and execution of key systems engineering activities on significant projects
Engaging with stakeholders, project managers and senior technical staff to ensure customer and business needs are satisfied appropriately and problems are mitigated
Leading or working within a technical team in support of project objectives, including planning and structuring technical work and reviewing output
Eliciting/critiquing requirements and addressing their satisfaction throughout project lifecycle
Performing one or more of key systems engineering (e.g. requirements, architecture, design, integration, verification, acceptance) and/or systems engineering management processes
Deliver technical systems engineering
Deliver work and report on progress to project leads, stakeholders and customers
Anticipate and escalate technical delivery challenges with appropriate business and professional discipline stakeholders
Plan and structure own work
Understand and applies relevant regulatory, safety and technical standards to work and supports compliance
Key Capabilities / Knowledge
Sound understanding of systems engineering, its applicability, lifecycle processes, and systems considerations together with sound understanding of wider engineering and engineering management considerations
Able to determine suitable system engineering approaches in context of the broader enterprise
Understanding of engineering management, technical leadership and project management
Able to select and apply relevant systems engineering techniques, tailoring accordingly.
Able to determine and deliver required systems engineering outputs such as engineering and management plans, product descriptions, test result reports etc.
Good understanding of role fulfilled by stakeholder/user requirements, system requirements, system specifications, system design descriptions etc.
Good negotiation and presentation skills
Experience & Qualifications
Professional Engineering Qualification (e.g. CEng / MSc / BSc) or HND plus experience
Membership of appropriate/relevant professional body, e.g. INCOSE / IMechE / IET
>7 years relevant engineering delivery experience
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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.
Software Engineers in QinetiQ cover a wide variety of locations, disciplines and areas of research. We have Software Engineers on almost all of our sites around the UK.
Are you keen to kick start a career with gaining experience across a powerful organisation?
As an apprentice you will be enrolled into QinetiQ’s Early Careers Apprenticeship Programme. This has been designed to give you key exposure to the company as well as all the necessary training for your selected role. You will be assigned to a Skill Group based on your expertise and experience. Once situated, you will be given access to world class technology, unique facilities and a strong support network to help develop your career path.