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Salisbury, Wiltshire Qinetiq Group

Job Title: Aircraft Data Systems - Instrumentation and Data Processing Avionics Engineer

Location: Boscombe Down, Salisbury + Adaptive Working Arrangements

Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF16648

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Instrumentation and Data Processing Avionics Engineer at our Boscombe Down 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 an Instrumentation and Data Processing Avionics Engineer, you'll have a role that is out of the ordinary, which is essential in supporting human performance and protection services for aerospace and avionics operators.

Day-to-day, you'll provide data processing and instrumentation support, monitoring and recording data from aircraft using accident data systems.

  • You'll support in all aspects of Aircraft Data Analysis (ADS) for both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft
  • You'll provide Instrument data processing (IDP) using Accident Recording Systems (ARS)
  • You'll use Accident Data Recorder Systems (ADRS) to recover and present aircraft and audio information to assess the behaviour of aircraft during accidents an incidents
  • You'll have a vital role in providing key information regarding aircraft to provide expert assistance on the assessment of aircraft behaviour during an accident or incident
  • You'll use recovered data and process the recordings via the receiving station
  • You'll present data visually or provide further information to relevant teams as well as processing & analysing data received on many types of recorded media or as files from QinetiQ and contractor tests

This is a full-time permanent position based at our Boscombe Down site in Salisbury with flexible and home working arrangements available.

We value difference and we don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking talented individuals who have experience/are passionate about avionics and the analysing, acquisition and recording of data to join our established team. We are able to offer training and mentorship within this post.


Essential experience of the Instrumentation and Data Processing Avionics Engineer

  • Awareness or experience using data reporting or recording systems or devices, data analysing, instrumentation data, power or recordable data and data extraction
  • Knowledge and understanding of principals of aircraft systems
  • Knowledge of aviation data buses or recording methodologies e.g. data sets or data types
  • Experience working with any relevant fixed or rotary-wing platforms; especially MoD Fleet Aircraft
  • Highly desirable criteria would include: Experience using professional video and audio editing software or audio manipulation software; data recording and recovery from MoD accidents; or knowledge of radio and telephony aircraft radio systems are highly desirable criteria
  • OR Experience of Aircraft Data Analysis (ADA), Instrumentation Data Processing (IDP), Accident Data Recorder Systems (ADRS) and Telemetry, instrumentation data processing, replay and data management

Qualifications for the Instrumentation and Data Processing Avionics Engineer

  • An aircraft engineering background with good working knowledge of aircraft systems and flight dynamics for different aircraft types (fixed and rotary) and mandated procedures for handling aircraft equipment
  • OR a relevant aerospace engineering degree with strong understand or interests in electronics and avionics
  • Experience of relevant software including Vegas Pro or similar audio or video software/systems
  • Highly desirable criteria includes: Experience of working knowledge of minimum operating performance specification and regulatory requirements for ADR systems
  • Working knowledge of airworthiness principles and requirements including Def Stan 00-970 and UK Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum. Please visit the 'UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: Guidance for Applicants (url removed) Webpage'.

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: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days' additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community

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