Antenna Engineer

Oxford Space Systems

Direct Entry Job Permanent Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK

Uploaded 27 Jun 2019

Job Description

Main duties 

  • Responsible for full life cycle of RF aspects on OSS projects; Design and analysis through to Test and delivery of Reflector, Filar and Linear Patch Array Antenna including feeds and BALUN / matching network design against requirements 
  • Negotiate technical issues/requirements/design solutions with customers 
  • Generation of documentation for Design definition, Analysis, Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test Support 
  • Provide technical support to manufacture and assembly activities using detailed procedures through interaction with MAI teams 
  • Responsible for organising and attending all RF testing/verification activities and writing of test reports 
  • Support business development team in preparing technical proposals for customers

Person Specification

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Strong Bachelor’s or Master’s degree-level in Physics, Electronics/Electrical Engineering related subject 
  • High level of understanding of RF and Antenna design theory including PIM and Multipactor effects 
  • Experience of using RF software packages; CST Microwave, HFSS, GRASP, CHAMP. 
  • Innovative thinking – the ability to be given technical requirements and to create robust design solutions using own initiative and the ability to critique own ideas 
  • A good appreciation of mechanical and thermal properties of engineering materials and their practical implementation 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software 
  • Demonstrate a common sense/pragmatic and logical approach to problem solving – ability to find simple solutions to complex problems and ability to communicate those solutions to non RF audience 
  • Experience of working within a regulated industry would be an advantage – Aerospace, Nuclear, Medical
  • Familiarity with ECSS would be an advantage 
  • The ability to quickly understand new technical concepts is essential 


  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent technical English written/verbal communication and presentation skills 
  • Self-motivated to meet objectives 
  • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task 
  • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones 
  • Ability to work on several projects at any one time 
  • Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas 
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team
  • Ability to gain SC clearance. (Be resident in the UK for at least 5 years)