Communications Systems Engineer

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    Portsmouth, Hampshire

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    Jack Williams

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    about 1 year ago

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Communications Systems Engineer - Portsmouth

About Us

Our team comprises of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job Description / Person specification

We have a requirement for a Communications Systems Engineer to undertake communications engineering design, development, system integration, and test and acceptance activities to support Maritime communication systems. You apply your current knowledge to the development of legacy and current military-specific communications technologies in support of planned and future military communication installations to the MOD.

This will include:

  • Support to developing communication architecture solutions across the frequency spectrum,
  • Installation and integration of equipment in a range of military and commercial platforms
  • Undertake test and evaluation of equipment and solutions in a lab environment
  • Produce technical documentation in support of work carried out

This role will require the holder to be able to obtain full security clearance. To gain clearance you will normally have had to be of British Nationality and born in the UK.

Specific Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities for which the post holder has a requirement to deliver will include input to design, development, setting to work and trials operation of communication systems across the communications spectrum. Including Line of Sight, Beyond Line of Sight and Mobile Technologies.

  • Plan/structure own work and report to Project Manager/ Lead Engineer on progress.
  • Engage with relevant customers and stakeholders undertaking design and test activities to ensure requirements are met.

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required:

  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an Engineering or Communications discipline or able to provide evidence of equivalent experience is essential.
  • Good understanding of procedures and concepts within own discipline and a basic knowledge of these elements in other disciplines.
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of teams and to also undertake tasks unsupervised/manage own workload.
  • An understanding of Systems Engineering principles and how own area integrates into others. Capable of innovative thinking.
  • Be able to make evaluative judgements on the analysis of factual information. Report/presentation writing skills
  • Sound and comprehensive communications skills are required in order to exchange complex information

Behavioural Requirements

  • Enthusiasm
  • Task and Team focused
  • Risk Aware
  • Motivation
  • Able to follow processes and procedures