Antenna Design Engineer

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  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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  1. Design and develop RF and microwave antennas which will be used in missile seekers
  2. Interact with internal customers and suppliers to understand antenna design requirements, volume constraints and environmental specifications so that the final design is compliant with the overall requirements
  3. Provide technical advice and assistance in pursuance of existing and new business, particularly in the fields of RF & Microwave Engineering and ensure the effectiveness and competitiveness of the proposed technical solutions


  • RF/Microwave Antenna Design (Narrowband and Wideband)
  • RF/Microwave Antenna Array Design
  • Design, simulation & layout using HFSS (understanding limitations of different solvers)
  • Design and optimisation of array feed networks
  • Complex Antenna Array simulations/optimisation using HPC/cluster
  • Antenna test and trials in an anechoic chamber
  • Diagnose Antenna issues using various methods; e.g. visual inspection, data analysis in design
  • 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-materials 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
  • (CST/ADS/FEKO is also desirable but not essential)
  • 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

Additional Security Information

Due to the sensitive nature of the product, all applicants must be capable of obtaining UK MoD SC clearance