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Shock Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Rosyth, UK
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Job Title: Shock Test Engineer

Location: Rosyth, Fife

Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type: Full-time / Permanent
Role ID: SF16989

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Shock Test Engineer at our Rosyth site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.

The Role

As a Shock Test Engineer, you’ll have a role that is out of the ordinary, leading in analysis, stakeholder engagement, and providing management and hands-on support for shock lab operations.

Day-to-day, you’ll:

  • Liaise with customers to understand test requirements and generate bids
  • Lead the technical delivery of shock test programmes
  • Analyse and interpret test results, ensuring compliance with customer requirements
  • Operate and maintain the shock facility, directing day-to-day operations

This role is a full-time position based at our Rosyth site 5 days a week.

Essential experience of the Shock Test Engineer:

  • Strong background in customer-facing roles, adept at stakeholder engagement
  • Hands-on experience in testing or technical fields, particularly in shock testing
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications for shock testing and data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, and analyse shock test programs
  • Familiarity with instrumentation, electronic/mechanical testing, and test improvement methodologies

Essential Qualifications for the Shock Test Engineer:

  • HND as a minimum requirement or equivalent experience

Desirable Qualifications for the Shock Test Engineer:

  • IOSH certification
  • First Degree in relevant field
  • Professional registration

Please note that all applicants must hold, or be able to achieve for Security Clearance as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our Benefits

  • 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
  • Holiday Trading
  • Support for the Armed Forces community
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering

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.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s 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’ll 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.

About QinetiQ

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.

Application Guidance
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’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.