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Antenna Design Engineer

  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, SG1 2DA
  • Salary: £54.60 - £65.00 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 11 days ago

Antenna Design Engineer

Stevenage (required on site) - 6 month duration - Pay rate £48.72 Per Hour PAYE (£54.60 p/h including holiday pay) or £65 p/h Umbrella Company

We are looking to recruit an Antenna Design Engineer to work for our defence client based in Stevenage, you shall be responsible for designing and developing RF and microwave antennas which will be used in Datalinks.


  • Design and develop RF and microwave antennas which will be used in Datalinks.
  • 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
  • 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 (understanding limitations of different solvers)
  • Design and optimisation of array feed networks
  • Complex Antenna Array simulations/optimisation using HPC/cluster

Skillset required:

  • RF/Microwave Antenna Design (Narrowband and Wideband)
  • RF/Microwave Antenna Array Design
  • 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-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 information:

Please note, due to the sensitive nature of the tasks involved all candidates must be capable of gaining a UK MOD Security Clearance to SC level.

This role has been deemed Inside IR35.