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Antenna Design Engineer

Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Job Details

Join us as an Antenna Design Engineer! We have a great opportunity to work on an exciting and challenging antenna development program within MBDA.

Job Title: Requirements Engineer

Salary: Circa £50,000 depending on experience

Location: Stevenage (We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 3 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may 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.

The opportunity:

Join our Seeker and Datalink Systems team as an Antenna Design Engineer! You'll engage in computer modelling, prototype build and test, and collaborate with suppliers, presenting results to project stakeholders. This role offers a chance to work on cutting-edge antenna technology for the next generation of MBDA products. Our team focuses on intricate designs with tight deadlines, ensuring customer satisfaction. From fresh graduates to seasoned experts, diverse skills and experiences enrich our work environment. Exciting opportunities await in this fast-paced and innovative industry.

Your role will involve:
  • Detailed design of novel antennas for multi-mode seekers based on wideband active and passive sensors, exploiting the latest development in additive layer manufacturing.
  • Developing solutions to support higher level product developments considering constraints such as limited space and harsh operating environments
  • Electromagnetic modelling in Ansys HFSS, complex simulations of antenna structures and post-processing data using MATLAB
  • Overseeing the transition of development hardware into production
  • Working cross-functionally with RF Engineers, Seeker Systems teams, EO & IR Sensors teams among others

Seeking a skilled Antenna Design Engineer with expertise in development for manufacture. Proficiency in computer modeling using 3D electromagnetic simulators like Ansys HFSS or CST Microwave is essential. Additional experience in RCS test and measurement is advantageous. Strong coding abilities in MATLAB are also a plus

What we're looking for from you:
  • Antenna design experience
  • Electromagnetic simulation experience (using tools like HFSS or CST Studio)
  • Knowledge of microwave frequencies (ideally UHF and frequencies in excess of X-band)
  • Degree or higher level qualification
  • Excellent communication skills
  • While not essential, it would be beneficial if you had hands on experience in the lab environment, using test equipment and the use of an anechoic chamber

Interested? Click Apply Now!

Our company:

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.

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime
  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days
  • 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.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more...
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

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 (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.


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.



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