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Antenna Designer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Circa £60,000 DOE
Closing date
17 May 2024
Reference
R20285

Job Details

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £60,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work a minimum of 3 days per week on-site.

The Opportunity

We have a great 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, your role will be to create, analyse and prototype designs that meet challenging customer requirements within the constraints of limited physical space and harsh operating environments.

What we're looking for from you:

Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification) with a Radio Frequencies or Antenna design bias having obtained substantial experience in the following areas:
  • RF/Microwave Antenna Design in demanding environments
  • Design, simulation and layout using HFSS
  • 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
  • Appreciation of mechanical design and module packaging
  • Appreciation of mixed signal board techniques
  • Clear understanding of engineering tools, processes and procedures
  • Generate plan of activities and ability to manage own work
  • Consistent ability to deliver required output within agreed timescales

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 and Software developers and Digital Electronic 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.

Join a great team!

We are an extremely proficient 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 and 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.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more...

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDA_UK), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.
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Company

Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.

 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
01438754500
Location
6 Hills way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2DA
GB

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