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Electromagnetic Signature Analyst

United Kingdom
Closing date
16 Aug 2021
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QinetiQ is the UK’s largest research and technology organisation, developing cutting-edge solutions for defence, aerospace, security and other markets. Our Maritime Group employs nearly 500 of the world’s best scientific and technical minds and partners with domestic and international clients in the assurance, design, test, evaluation and integration of maritime platforms and systems.

Overview of the role

We have a number of vacancies at our Rosyth, Helensburgh, Gosport or Plymouth sites. Your role in this developing business will be a multi-disciplinary one, involving the conduct of electromagnetic signature measurement trials. A combination of office based and fieldwork, the role will focus on both ships and submarines, with particular emphasis on setting up and fault‑finding of vessels’ degaussing systems and analysis of data measured from our magnetic ranges. Typical activities will comprise, measurement trials, analysis of data, technical report production, pre-ranging system grooms and assisting vessel staff in fault rectification.


Qualified to at least degree level in physics, engineering or computer science, HNC level in engineering with an interest in physics and computer science, and have at least 5 years post-apprenticeship experience in an engineering field. Familiarity with maritime platforms/systems can be advantageous but not essential as training will be given where appropriate. We are looking for a strong communicator and team player who is capable of remaining calm under pressure.  You will need to be self-motivated and have the flexibility to work at a variety of different locations (UK and abroad) and the physical ability to manage boat transfers and ladders. You must hold a UK passport and a full, clean UK driving licence.


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.


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QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers’ needs. This enables us to use our depth of experience, and our unique science and engineering expertise, to equip customers with powerful solutions to their most pressing challenges.

Why work for us
We understand that people want diversity from a career, so we’ve created a flexible working environment, where we offer opportunities to work on different projects and give people the freedom to innovate and try new things. Our peoples’ depth of expertise and their passion for defence and security makes the critical difference for our customers. We constantly encourage staff to think and do things differently, to always look for enterprising, agile ways to create real benefit. Collaborating with and learning from our world-renowned experts makes QinetiQ an exceptionally rewarding place to work; where no two days are the same.

Training and development
We encourage our people to challenge themselves, realize their full potential and to be proud to deliver outstanding performance for our customers. The QinetiQ Academy provides opportunities for further growth, and everyone are encouraged to develop technical skills and complete professional training.

Graduate schemes
Our two-year Graduate Development Programme gives graduates access to more than 250 rotational placements, unique facilities and a strong support network to help develop their career.

What we are looking for
We’re looking for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decision makers, influencers and excellent communicators. Working at QinetiQ is more than just a job – we’re making a difference in addressing some of society’s biggest technical challenges. Our purpose is to “save lives, protect sovereign interests, deliver where others can’t”. This is why we exist and the reason why we all get out of bed in the morning.


Number of employees

Positions recently recruited for
Physicists, optical scientists, systems engineers, software engineers, combat systems engineers, mission systems engineers, business analysts, project managers, data scientists, big data, dev ops, network, communications, training, synthetic environments and simulation engineers, cyber intelligence, cryptosecurity

Desired degree disciplines/class
Science degree or equivalent

Eligible to work in the UK

How to apply

Closing date
All year round


Find Us
+44 (0)1252 392000
Cody Technology Park
Ively Road
GU14 0LX
United Kingdom
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