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Combat Systems Engineer

QinetiQ plays a major role in the development and sustainment of naval combat systems for both the Royal Navy and overseas navies. We act as a customer friend, third party assessor, system integrator and product supplier. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.

At the Bristol office, QinetiQ deliver a customer friend role in support of DE&S for RN platforms such as Type 26 and Type 31 Frigates and other platforms. It provides the necessary CS engineering advice and other services potentially covering the entire system life cycle from capability management and requirements engineering through to system in-service support and ultimately disposal.

Due to continued growth in this area, we are recruiting for a variety of roles with opportunities at a variety of levels.

Key accountabilities (Project and Individual Dependant)

Application of systems engineering approach and execution of key systems engineering activities on significant Naval CS projects;
Engaging with stakeholders, project managers and senior technical staff to ensure customer and business needs are satisfied appropriately and problems are mitigated;
Leading a technical team in support of project objectives, structuring work of others and reviewing output;
Determines overall systems engineering processes required to achieve technical and programmatic objectives applying broad knowledge of systems engineering;
Eliciting requirements, understanding them, and addressing their satisfaction;
Performing one or more of key systems engineering (e.g. requirements engineering, system design, and/or operation and support) and/or systems engineering management processes;
Directs technical documentation in support of work carried out;
Deliver work and reports on progress to project leads and customers;

Knowledge and Skills Required

Application of a systems engineering approach and execution of key systems engineering activities on significant projects to achieve required outputs;
Engaging with stakeholders, project managers and senior technical staff to ensure customer and business needs are satisfied appropriately and problems are mitigated;
Strong consultancy core skills (customer facing): communication, task shaping, delivery of written outputs, customer focus;
Knowledge of Type 23/26/31 combat systems and constituent equipment;
Experience of maritime combat systems’ specification, introduction into Service and support;
Knowledge and experience of the MOD acquisition process;
Understanding and application of relevant regulatory, safety and technical standards;
Engagement with equipment suppliers;
Identification and resolution of delivery and technical issues;

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.

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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

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