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Antenna / RF Design Engineer – £50k – Swindon or Chelmsford

Antenna / RF Design Engineer – £50k – Swindon or Chelmsford

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  • Permanent - Onsite
  • Swindon or Chelmsford
  • 50000 £ / Year
  • This position has been filled.

Elite People Partners Ltd

Antenna / RF Design Engineer – £50k – Swindon or Chelmsford

My client is a leader in advanced millimetre wave technology. They operate in the communications, satellite, aerospace, and defence markets with innovative monolithic microwave integrated circuits (mimics), packaged modules, sub-systems, and complete high-definition radars and satellite transceivers.

They are looking to recruit an Antenna / RF Design Engineer to work for there Innovative Space-focused business based near Swindon or Chelmsford. You will be responsible for designing and developing RF and microwave antennas which will be used in various New Space applications.

Antenna / RF Design Engineer – Responsibilities

  • Design and develop RF and microwave antennas which will be used in Space
  • To perform RF EM simulations using the latest techniques and tools such as HFSS, CST or ADS to ensure the designs meet the required specifications.
  • Work closely with our hardware and systems test engineers to ensure good integration of designs, including PCB layout and antenna modules.
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation on product development, design specifications, test procedures and test results.
  • Support both internal and external customers with the design of PCB filters, matching networks, baluns etc.
  • Ensure customer requirements can be met, or advise of alternative methods to meet volume and environmental compliance.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance in pursuance of existing and new business, particularly in the fields of Antenna Design Capabilities, RF & Microwave Engineering and ensure the effectiveness and competitiveness of the proposed technical solutions
  • Diagnose Antenna issues using various methods; e.g. visual inspection, data analysis in design
  • Design, simulation & layout using HFSS or CST

Antenna / RF Design Engineer – Essential Skills

  • RF/Microwave Antenna Design (Narrowband and Wideband)
  • RF/Microwave Antenna Array Design
  • Experience with Antenna test and trials in an anechoic chamber
  • Manufacturing techniques, capabilities and constraints
  • Use of vector network analysers and other test equipment
  • Assessment of installed RCS performance of an Antenna
  • Awareness of meta-material technologies
  • Appreciation of mechanical design & module packaging
  • Appreciation of mixed-signal board techniques
  • Appreciation of active Microwave, RF and Analogue Design
  • Clear understanding of engineering tools, processes and procedures
  • Be conversant with RF/Microwave design tools including HFSS and MATLAB
  • Process complex array data using MATLAB
  • Take early prototype designs into serial production
  • Be able to write high quality test requirements and test reports
  • Generate plan of activities and manage own work
  • Consistent ability to deliver required output within agreed timescales
  • Be able to work of your own initiative whilst being a team player

Antenna / RF Design Engineer – Desirable Skills

  • CST/ADS/FEKO Experience


  • Competitive base salary (£30 – £50k)
  • 25 days holiday + 8 days Bank Holiday per year.
  • Private health care
  • Share participation

My client can offer a 2-stage process consisting of a 1st stage Video Call and a 2nd Stage  will be on onsite Technical interview. This process can be completed within 1 week (based on availability)

Job Overview
Offered Salary
£50000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Swindon or Chelmsford
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460