Mechanical Engineering and Systems Analysis – Advanced Products Engineering team
Farnborough, GB
6d ago

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

You will be working as an E&O engineer assigned to QinetiQ’s growing Advanced Services and Products (AS&P) area on a range of projects requiring Mechanical Engineering input and analysis e.

g. Land Autonomy (robotic vehicles), Hybrid Electric Propulsions and Drives (EPD) for military vehicles (E-X-Drive®, in-wheel Hub Drives) and Land Camouflage.

The work will be mainly Farnborough based and aims to solve the Customer’s mission critical problems. It will range from conduct of design studies to identify the best solution, through sub system design and analysis to the production and testing of full scale Technology Demonstrator prototypes.

Learning over time and with the support of team members you will expand the range of design and analysis that can be undertaken.

Responsibilities will include : -

Conduct of design and analysis work to enable sizing of components and features so they will meet the customer’s requirements.

Delivering concise and timely feedback to the design team and / or customer including (where appropriate) recommendations for modifications.

Production and communication of conceptual designs that will meet requirements.

Ensuring that design rationale and analysis assumptions made are recorded and then stored for future reference.

Provision of support to development of validation tests, test plans and conduct of tests as required.

Using trials results to validate the analytical models used and identify areas for improvement.

Challenges :

  • Identifying and applying the appropriate analysis method making assumptions as necessary.
  • Identifying and applying efficient solutions that will meet design requirements
  • Rapidly learning to broaden knowledge and the range of problems that can be solved.
  • Working to deadlines set by project milestones.
  • Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

  • Degree or higher degree in a related discipline, e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electro Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or similar.
  • An interest or experience in automotive, military vehicles and / or off-road driving would be beneficial.
  • An understanding of vehicle transmission systems would be beneficial.
  • An understanding of autonomous systems would be beneficial.
  • Ability to identify the approach, assumptions and mathematics required to solve an engineering problem.
  • Attention to detail and a concern for accuracy
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills with the ability to sustain a rational argument and present recommendations to a wide range of people.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Applications (e.g. Excel, Access, Word)
  • Ability to use CAD software (ideally Solid Works) to communicate and explore ideas and to interrogate designs and obtain required information such as dimensions of features.
  • Key accountabilities :

  • Conduct timely and accurate work to produce effective solutions with concise and valid recommendations.
  • As necessary, propose methods for validation trials, produce trials plans, support trials, analyse results, validate models used and identify areas for improvement.
  • Understand and work within a range of requirements and British / ISO standards applicable to the mechanical system being developed.
  • Undertake specific tasks or respond to actions from technical meetings as these arise.
  • Comply fully with QinetiQ / project specific compliance regimes and customer confidentiality requirements.
  • Be proactive in evolving solutions to problems with an emphasis on technical quality.
  • Act in accordance with QinetiQ Values
  • Other requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours would be beneficial.
  • Able to work individually and as part of a team.
  • British National due to security requirements
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