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Systems Engineer

QinetiQ is growing – and it’s a great time to be here. As we enter new markets around the world, we need talented Systems Engineers to join us in the UK. You’ll be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021 study.

Systems Engineering is a key technical discipline within QinetiQ. In fact, many of the chief engineers and other technical leads supporting areas of our business are Systems Engineers. Their expertise covers everything from the use of different lifecycle models and development methods (e.g., agile and model-based Systems Engineering), to the use of specific tools and notations. Day to day, they conduct requirements engineering, architecting, design, integration and test, evaluation and acceptance and through-life support.

2 aircraft engineers working on an aircraft

Join us, and you could specialise in a key skill or particular domain, or work on Systems Engineering across the organisation. With increasing demand for Systems Engineers across our international business, overseas opportunities may be available with our subsidiaries in Australia, the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

In your first role or have some experience in Systems Engineering?

We recruit Systems Engineers with specific skillsets and areas of application, such as Systems Architects, Combat Systems Engineers and Secured Navigation Systems Engineers.

Opportunities for mid-career Systems Engineers

If you’re a mid-career professional working in industry or the armed forces, you’ll have the chance to make your expertise count right from day one. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development, including expert training and mentoring, with an emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.

Opportunities for highly experienced Systems Engineers

As a senior Systems Engineer, you can expect specialist training (which may include conference attendance and paper presentation, for example), and targeted mentoring to develop specific technical skills. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. Our Fellowship scheme recognises and develops professionals with high-level, specialist technical expertise. However, to progress to more senior roles, you’ll need to be an active member of an appropriate professional body.