Principal Engineer - RF Transmission

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Engineer - RF Transmission

Location: Bristol, UK - Hybrid Working

Compensation: Competitive + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48910

Amplify your impact

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Engineer - RF Transmission at our Bristol site

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility

Mission Systems

The Principal Engineer - RF Transmission role is based within our Mission Systems business area.

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers' needs.

The role

The difference our Principal Engineer - RF Transmission will make

This role represents a fantastic and rare opportunity to learn from our existing experts and develop your own expertise in the vital area of VLF, LF and HF transmission technology. You will have unique access to tailored training and development as well as mentoring from the UK's experts in the field of RF transmission technology.

Day to day, you'll use your expertise to support on RF and HF queries, supporting in the creation of optimally compliant solutions in response to customer requirements, from concepts through to in-life support. You'll participate in the creating of technical evolution plans and contribute to Research & Development activities. You'll support in areas including:

  • Transmitter architecture & design
  • RF Propagation and path performance analysis
  • Antenna and transmission line tuning & matching
  • Antenna design & assessment
  • Radio site survey, selection & design

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides Hybrid working with travel to our customers' sites across the UK.

Essential experience

We're looking for an individual who wants to be stretched and who is willing to learn how to develop big ideas and solve complex problems with simple and elegant solutions. If you can navigate change easily, are curious about what the future holds and want to learn new skills, you will thrive in this role.

You'll have the following experience/attributes:

  • Demonstrable engineering experience within the communications domain.
  • Degree in telecommunications or electrical engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience within the RF domain, ideally within military communications.
  • A desire to learn and wish to develop their technical skills in a vital area.
  • Ideally, experience of systems engineering.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
  • Employee Share Plan
  • Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
  • STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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