‘QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and critical infrastructure markets. We offer our customers world-class expertise through our services and innovative technology-based products. Our people proactively understand our customers’ current and future needs and create and enable solutions at greater pace to meet current, adjacent and emergent threats. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?’
What we do
QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 people dedicated to being on the side of their customers.
In the Aerospace Engineering discipline we are looking for graduates wanting a career in aircraft test and evaluation to join our team of over 120 experts. You will develop the skills needed to contribute to the delivery of a wide range of programmes for military, government and commercial customers which will include providing advice on the safety and fitness for purpose of manned and unmanned air vehicles.
As a Flight Physicist you will assess and report on the performance and flying qualities of aircraft using data from modelling, simulation, wind tunnel testing and flight testing. You will build up a good understanding of aircraft performance and flying qualities for a range of different platform types.
Duties & Responsibilities
You could be responsible for:
Conducting evidence based desktop data analysis and making judgements on the safety and fitness for purpose of air platforms in the field of aircraft performance and flying qualities.
Developing substantiated recommendations and writing reports
Understanding the role of various types of aircraft and working closely with Test Pilots and military customers and colleagues
Supporting flight test activities within QinetiQ or with an aircraft manufacturer as part of a Combined Test Team either in the UK or internationally.
Leading flight test activities with QinetiQ either in the UK or internationally.
Joining QinetiQ you would:
Work in multidisciplinary teams delivering projects to a wide range of military, government and commercial customers
Determine the best way for our customers to deliver military or civil capability
Be part of a two year graduate programme allowing you to develop your technical expertise whilst getting the opportunity to experience a wider range of experience as well.
Get access to training to develop your technical and leadership skills
Get the opportunity to support community projects, for example acting as a STEM ambassador to local schools.
To apply for the role you MUST meet the following criteria:
Have attained, or are about to attain a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related degree
Have a keen interest in and understanding of aviation
Be willing to learn, and have demonstrated an aptitude for learning at pace
Be good at working with a range of people and be a good communicator
Have a keen interest in technology and engineering
Hold full British Citizenship.
Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the roles in which you can perform within QinetiQ.
As well as the opportunity to work in a company at the forefront of the technology sector you will also receive:
Flexible Employee Benefits
Annual Salary Review
Recognition Scheme, volunteering - helping charities & local communities
Up to 50% discount on meals across a wide range of restaurants
Up to 15% off high street stores and 40% off cinema tickets
Buy annual leave, flexible working, social events, employee assistance 24/7