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Antenna Designer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
26 Jun 2021

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Discipline
Electrical
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Full time and part time working considered

Salary up to £60k DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Antenna Designer to design and develop the Antenna technical solutions for MBDA’s high quality, precision product range.  As part of the Electronic Engineering function of MBDA, you will be defining future strategies and roadmaps for Antenna design solutions based on research and development activities in which you will also be actively involved.

Your role will be to create, analyse and prototype designs that meet challenging customer requirement within the constraints of limited physical space and harsh operating environments.

You will be managing all technical elements of the antenna sub-systems, collaborating with other design disciplines and working alongside the Engineering Project Manager to ensure the ‘On Time, On Cost, On Quality’ delivery of the technical solution.

What we’re looking for

Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification) with a Radio Frequencies or Antenna design bias having obtained substantial experience in the following areas:
  • A proven track record of practical antenna production.
  • EM theory and expertise with EM simulation tools such as CST or HFSS.
  • Transmission line theory, matching circuits, active and passive RF circuit design.
  • Understanding of the designs and characteristics of various antenna types, with a proven track record of practical antenna production.
  • Hands-on experience of S-parameter measurements and antenna pattern measurements, with the ability to instruct external test houses where appropriate.
Whilst not essential, it would also beneficial if you could demonstrate some knowledge of practical RF design for UHF (and/or frequencies in excess of X-band) as well as Embedded and Miniaturised Antenna Design. Experience of EM propagation in multipath environments and channel modes would also be advantageous.

What’s in it for you?

This role provides you with a unique opportunity to apply your skills within multi-disciplined team of people including RF Engineers, Systems Engineers, Firmware & Software developers and Digital Electronics Design Engineers. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other areas of the business, giving you a fantastic opportunity to develop both your knowledge and your professional network.
You will gain exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products, which will provide you with stimulating and interesting experience; and – since you will be working with other highly talented and motivated engineers – you will find yourself working in a friendly and supportive environment that encourages career progression and allows you to experience a real feeling of success.

Our benefits  

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *great bonus scheme*annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

Join a great team!

We are an extremely competent and highly committed team of people. We work on technologies that we’re both interested in and passionate about, which makes us the best at what we do.
Of course, we all need a steer sometimes; a little guidance and advice. No business does this better than MBDA. You will get the support of a mentor network, a people management community (who offer leadership support through focus groups & internationally renowned experts in leadership), peers and the team around you. We work better as a team and when you join us, you will be made to feel very welcome.
If you are great at what you do, we also want you to share your knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to help us improve where we need to.
When properly supported, we can – and do! - do extraordinary things.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.


We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. 

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

Follow MBDA on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers) and Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK).

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

Company

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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