Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, England, GB
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time / Permanent role
Role ID: SF15852
Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Chief Engineer within Science & Technology (S&T) at our Farnborough site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.
As a Chief Engineer – Laser and Electronics, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary providing strategic and technical leadership to the Science & Technology (S&T) business within UK Defence in order to meet business objectives and deliver growth safely and securely.
A core part of the role will be to develop and deliver the strategy for maturation and productionalisation of laser directed energy technologies.
Strategy: Set the technical/capability/solution strategy for the S&T areas and deliver against challenging objectives in line with the Strategic Business Plan. Establish product development and production strategies and roadmaps for laser directed energy.
Strategic relationships: Build and retain strong relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues at senior management levels to support the growth agenda.
Leadership: Form and lead a team of experts from across the company to deliver on the S&T technical strategies. Success will depend on your ability to forge strong intra and inter-company collaborative working relationships to develop mature production solutions for new and existing customers.
This is a full time role, 37-hours hours per week, based at Cody Technology Park, Farnborough.
Essential experience of the Chief Engineer – Laser and Electronics
- Experience of laser directed energy and/or opto-electronics or electronics is essential.
- Strong systems engineering skills with a record of application to a variety of projects applicable to a S&T business.
- Experience of engineering design, spiral development and qualification of high value, low volume defence products.
- Experience of developing high reliability products from prototype to production.
Qualifications for the Chief Engineer – Laser and Electronics
A first degree in Science or Engineering, or an equivalent, nationally recognised, professional qualification, with typically over 15 years of further on the job experience and growth of key skills, working in the laser and opto-electronics domain and backed up with a tangible track record of product achievement.
Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.
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- Adaptive and flexible working
- Generous holiday allowance
- Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
- Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
- Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
- Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
- We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
- Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.
Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We are committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone is free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there has never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.
You will 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 a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.
As a company of thousands of 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.
Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.