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RF Systems Engineer - Telecom Payload

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    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Contact phone:

    0161 707 1516

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Job Role:

The Telecom Payload System Engineering team is responsible for providing engineering support to the Telecom business line for payload projects; payload R&D activities; proposals and for the development of advanced payload products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The role has a strong focus on RF System performance analysis, but also includes Electrical Systems and EMC.
  • Understand or interpret customer requirements.
  • Assist in the design processes for a telecom payload (for the initial phase of the project / if applicable).
  • Support the production of detailed equipment specifications; working hand-in-hand with Payload Equipment Specialist and Equipment Technical Authority.
  • Analysis of payload system architecture.
  • As part of a project team, perform RF analyses of payload performances.
  • Take part to the preparation of analysis data with relevant analysis tools.
  • Compile written reports or analysis documentation.
  • Review inputs prepared by the RF System team for the reviews with the customer.
  • Presentation of analysis data to the customer (in the context of customers' gate reviews: PDR; BDR; CDR; etc.).
  • Support the test campaigns and the analysis of test results, working hand-in-hand with the Assembly, Integration and Test operations team (working in clean room environment).
  • Lead investigation of technical issues or problems.
  • Provide support to other groups such as the Mechanical Design Office, Purchasing, equipment suppliers and Assembly and Integration Test teams.
  • Support customer and supplier design/test review meetings (in support of the 'Justify design and build' process).

Experience and Skills Required:

  • RF communication engineering
  • RF Instruments; Test Equipment and Test technique
  • Working within an environment controlled strictly through an established Quality system

Technical Knowledge:

  • Microwave / high frequency RF engineering
  • Knowledge of Satellite Communications systems
  • An understanding of equipment fitted to the Satellite payload such as receivers, converters, amplifiers, waveguides and antennas
  • Previous experience of tools used for the model of RF systems or Telecom systems would be a plus (Matlab; Octave; SystemVue; etc.)
  • Modulation and coding schemes
  • Engineering life cycles and equipment/system/payload or environmental testing
  • Quality standards
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel