Grafton Technology

Graduate RF Engineer

Job Reference : GTL-2021-03-112

Location: Guildford, United Kingdom

To undertake the production and test of RF Communications systems and associated test hardware, including but not limited to Transmitters, Receivers and Antennas.


Tasks:

Primary role will be the production and test of RF communication systems working :
  • Evaluation of mission requirements and top-level RF system design
  • Budget and schedule responsibility for RF system production
  • Component selection and circuit level design and simulation where required
  • Management of RF modules through production & test
  • RF module test and fault-find at bench level, environmental level (EMC and thermal vacuum testing) and spacecraft level
  • Management of test engineers performing RF module test activities
  • Authoring of technical documents (including assembly & test procedures, reports and technical descriptions)
  • Regular reporting to mission Project Manager regarding budget and schedule changes and management of active risks still open on the RF system
  • Teaching technology transfer students about RF design solutions for space missions
  • Managing engineering updates to heritage designs
  • Interaction with customers and presentations at milestone reviews


 


In addition to the primary role, other responsibilities could include:




  • Development of RF circuits for future missions


  • Providing input into bids for future contracts


  • Assisting GNSS engineers in delivery and test of GNSS products


Skills and Experience:

  • Theoretical and practical experience in RF/Microwave electronics discipline is required, work experience in RF electronics is advantageous
  • Hands-on design and fault finding during test is an advantage
  • Presentation and discussion of technical material to/with a technical audience is essential
  • Experience in theory/design/test up to 30GHz would be an advantage
  • Experience in the following areas would also be highly advantageous; Amplifier design, Antenna design, Software Radio design, EMC, EM simulations
  • HND/Bachelors degree in Electronics with RF/Microwave electronics
  • Excellent understanding of RF communications systems
  • Knowledge of software and simulation tools advantageous
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Results orientated, can-do approach
  • Pro-active and able to take initiative
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills - both written and oral communications; ability to interface with customers and technical representatives
  • Highly organized with clear communication skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of projects
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to deliver solutions under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Able to demonstrate company mindsets; accountability, one team, customers and projects rule and audacity