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Communications Consultant

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Recruiter: QinetiQ
Listed on: 24th February
Location: Malvern
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 01/04/2020

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Communications Consultant

Malvern - Competitve - SC clearance

QinetiQ's Secure Comms and Network Group are renowned for providing high quality, independent technical advice to the MOD, Commercial and other government departments in support of many of their major procurement programmes.

A vacancy exists for an enthusiastic person to work in the Communications Information systems area, the ideal person will have completed a communications module at BTEC or degree level. The candidate will have gained some knowledge of Radio Frequencies (one or more of UHF, VHF, SHF, HF) and propagation effects and will have some practical electronics experience. The candidate should be familiar with using general electronic test equipment and ideally be able to take RF measurements and evaluate radio link performance..

The candidate will be able to work as part of a team or as an individual to complete tasks as directed.

Typical activities may include;

  • Drafting test specifications and schedules.
  • Conduct radio link testing in a laboratory environment.
  • Support off-site trials, this may include deployment of system as part of a team.
  • Supporting system integration into military platforms.
  • Trouble-shooting communications system issues
  • To collate data, conduct analysis and provide an effective presentation of test results
  • Providing reports - Test results, progress reports to a project manager or senior test engineer.
  •  Providing a presentation to a small group.

Essential Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements

  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to work collaboratively within teams
  • Aptitude for practical, hands-on work, e.g. integration and test activities
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to follow processes and procedures, and able to work responsibly in safety-critical environments, e.g. in and around military platforms.


  • On occasions, willing to travel within the UK and potentially overseas.


  • QinetiQ offer a range of rewards and benefits as part of the employment package.
  • Candidate should be a British national and be willing to undergo appropriate security checks.

The successful candidate has the potential to gain knowledge and experience across a number of domains and skills, typically;

  • Consultancy skills - interaction with various stakeholders.
  • System Engineering - engineering lifecycle from requirements capture through acceptance, design, manufacture and introduction into Service.
  • Security - Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC), Communications Security.
  • Technical research - in voice, data, networking and multimedia technologies and services.
  • Design, development and integration of applications into complex deployed communications systems.

Position Requirements:

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?