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    Job Description
    TitleAntenna Engineer
    Job codeGTL-2017-12-101
    Job posted on07/12/2017 (modified on 21/12/2017)
    LocationHarwell, Oxfordshire
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Our Space Client based in Harwell develops novel deployable spacecraft structures that are lighter, less complex and lower cost than those in current commercial demand. Their vision is to become a recognised, leading supplier of highly competitive deployable structures for the global satellite industry. By working with leading academic & commercial collaborators, they are developing genuinely innovative scalable boom, panel and antenna solutions for the world’s leading satellite builders. Based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus - the UK's Space Cluster - they enjoy access to the world-class facilities & expertise of RAL Space, together with support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Innovate UK and the Satellite Applications Catapult.


    The role will start in early 2018 and both permanent and contract (at least 6mo – 1 year) are available.


    Main duties

    • Responsible for full life cycle of RF aspects on projects; Design and analysis through to Test and delivery of Reflector, Filar and Linear Patch Array Antenna including feeds and BALUN / matching network design against requirements

    • Negotiate technical issues/requirements/design solutions with customers

    • Generation of documentation for Design definition, Analysis, Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test Support

    • Provide technical support to manufacture and assembly activities using detailed procedures through interaction with MAI teams

    • Responsible for organising and attending all RF testing/verification activities and writing of test reports

    • Support business development team in preparing technical proposals for customers


    Essential Skills and Experience

    • Strong Bachelor’s or Master’s degree-level in Physics, Electronics/Electrical Engineering related subject

    • High level of understanding of RF and Antenna design theory including PIM and Multipactor effects

    • Experience of using RF software packages; CST Microwave, HFSS, GRASP, CHAMP.

    • Innovative thinking – the ability to be given technical requirements and to create robust design solutions using own initiative and the ability to critique own ideas

    • A good appreciation of mechanical and thermal properties of engineering materials and their practical implementation

    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software

    • Demonstrate a common sense/pragmatic and logical approach to problem solving –ability to find simple solutions to complex problems and ability to communicate those solutions to non RF audience

    • Experience of working within a regulated industry would be an advantage – Aerospace, Nuclear, Medical

     • Familiarity with ECSS would be an advantage

    • The ability to quickly understand new technical concepts is essential



    • Good interpersonal skills

    • Excellent technical English written/verbal communication and presentation skills

    • Self-motivated to meet objectives

    • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task

    • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones

    • Ability to work on several projects at any one time

    • Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas

    • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team

    • Ability to gain SC clearance. (Be resident in the UK for at least 5 years) 

    Contact information
    CompanyGrafton Technology Limited
    Contact nameMaksuda Kadirbekova
    Address41 Commercial Road
    not applicable
    United Kingdom
    BH14 0HU
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