Senior Combat Systems Engineer

Portsmouth, United Kingdom (UK), QinetiQ [11331]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?


  1. Undertakes integration, test and acceptance activities within a systems engineering context
  2. Engaging with customers, other stakeholders, and suppliers on specific integration, test, and acceptance matters
  3. Leading a technical team in support of project objectives
  4. Performing one or more of key integration, test and acceptance engineering process
  5. Directs technical documentation in support of work carried out
  6. Delivers work and reports on progress to project leads and customers
  7. Anticipates and escalates major problems with appropriate business and professional discipline staff
  8. Plans and structures own work
  9. Understands and applies relevant regulatory, safety and technical standards to work and supports compliance determination
  10. Responsible for managing the output of assigned junior integration, test and acceptance engineers


  1. Degree Level qualification or equivalent
  2. CEng or equivalent
  3. 4 – 7 years plus relevant experience in engineering or systems engineering


Particular skills/experience required:

  1. Knowledge on RN naval mine countermeasures operations
  2. Knowledge of RN naval MCM combat system equipment, especially command systems such as NAUTIS and/or ORCA
  3. Able to determine or devise integration, test, and acceptance engineering techniques appropriate to systems engineering problems
  4. Understands critical system and management considerations e.g. safety, security, cost, schedule
  5. Understands implications of legislation, requirements, specifications and constraints
  6. Able to conduct trials including at sea
  7. Knowledge of combat system equipment integration procedures
  8. Understanding of combat system equipment simulation and stimulation


Expected projects:

NCSISS funded work


Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the security clearance and roles that you can perform within QinetiQ.

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