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Electronics Engineer QinetiQ

Location: BUTEC
Employment Type: Full Time - Permanent
Job ID: 9459

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?

Job description/Person specification

ELECTRONICS ENGINEER based at BUTEC (Kyle of Lochalsh)

Our team based at the QinetiQ BUTEC requires an Electronics Engineer. The successful candidate will be required to support the engineers at the Scotland sites including the Island of Rona (accommodation and transport by helicopter is provided to the island of Rona).You will work as part of the Engineering Team and be responsible to the Team Leader (BUTEC 1).

You will be part of a small team responsible for the maintenance and operation of electronic equipment. You will be responsible for the operation and repair (sometimes to component level) of electronic systems used for the tracking and measurement of radiated noise from underwater vehicles. You will also be required to adhere to local multi-skill arrangements including sea-going work and Trials activities.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Ensure all maintenance activities are conducted safely and with adequate resources.
• Support the repair, maintenance and operation of a range of electronic equipment and systems associated with noise analysis, including the Range Tracking System, GPS, Radar and marine radios.
• Report any defect or resource issue that affects equipment availability, in good time.
• Maintain personal record of competence against an agreed framework.
• Only conduct work within the constraints of personal competency unless under direct supervision.

Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities Required:

• Diagnose and repair electronic equipment.
• Knowledge of electronic equipment/systems including communications, DGPS, and Radar.
• Awareness of health, safety and environmental legislation.
• Knowledge of acoustics is desirable, but not essential.
• Team player and excellent communication skills.
• Sea Survival Training (Training provided).
• Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (Training provided).
• Submarine Escape Training (Training provided).
• Working in RIBs (Training provided)
• Eligible for full security clearance.


• Working with and maintaining bespoke electronic systems incorporating analogue and digital subsystems.
• Seagoing activities, surface vessels and submarines.
• Potential harsh working environment during winter.
• Helicopter travel occasionally to Rona and Applecross from Kyle of Lochalsh.
• Prepared to work in the marine environment and on-board RN platforms.

Key Accountabilities:

• Team Leader (BUTEC 1) in delivering a high quality service.
• Optimise range support equipment availability with well-planned, timely maintenance and repair routines.

Behavioural Requirements:

• Team player and excellent communication skills.
• Flexibility to support short notice trials and long working hours.
• Drive and determination to resolve problems with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work equally well alone or as part of a team.
• Engage in local multi-skill working practices.
• Good communication skills with internal/external stakeholders.
• Able to take on responsibility and hold themselves and others accountable for their actions.
Essential Qualifications:
• Minimum of HND or equivalent in electronics/electrical Engineering
• Clean, full UK driving licence.