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RF Engineer - Microwave Filters


Airbus Engineering
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a Europeanleader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of theworld's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

We are looking for an RF Microwave Filter Engineer to join Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. You will join our Payload Equipment Expertise and Customisation group as an Equipment Specialist, integrated within our Space Engineering group and supporting the Telecom Business Line.

This is an exciting and challenging role focused on passive RF communication equipment and especially filters. You will have a 'hands on' end-to-end technical responsibility in cutting edge technology within the space environment.

You will be responsible for overseeing Payload Equipment activities across active projects, starting with equipment specification, engineering support to procurement activities, engineering support to reviews within Airbus and also with external suppliers and customers, problem resolution and validation in support to Assembly Integration and Test and concluding with support to in-orbit delivery and long term support to in-orbit operations. The role also encompasses forward looking aspects such as support to the Telecom proposal team, support to R&D, new products introduction and continuous improvement of the tools and processes.

You will work closely with multiple engineering teams: internally with the payload design team, technical authorities and experts in various engineering disciplines (EMC, Radiation, Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems, etc), the supply chain engineers; but also externally with frequent interactions with suppliers and Airbus’ customers.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance

Roles and Responsibilities



Design trade-offs and support to make or buy decision



Generation of standard and project-specific specifications



Provide technical support and recommendations into the bid proposal, consultation and supplier selection process



Take responsibility with suppliers for equipment development and qualification aspects, including running major reviews with supplier and customer, technical performance, cost and risk.



Act as technical focal point with equipment suppliers with a view to creating development plans, resolving technical problems and ensuring design to cost and schedule.



Prepare and deliver technical presentations in front of the end customer as required



Lead equipment reviews with suppliers and customers (such as EQSR, PDR, and CDR)



Attend and present at project design reviews, as necessary.



Attend supplier evaluation reviews and make recommendations in terms of design, performance, risk, product policy and design to cost requirements.



Ensuring validation of equipment at satellite level once assembled.



Maintaining a database of all relevant product information.



Ensure closure on all technical problems and non-conformance



Contribute to the lessons learned process and make sure second closures are implemented across all on-going and future projects.



Devise and implement metrics associated with improvements.

The role requires occasional travel overseas.

Required Skills and Experience



Demonstrated competence and knowledge of relevant RF Equipment gained in a design, development or production environment



Experience of working directly with customers /suppliers and with strong ability to present ideas and concepts to the customer/supplier with authority



Ability to interact with various technical and non-technical disciplines and work on multiple parallel activities



Strong analytical skills and ability to generate innovative solutions

What we can offer you

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and d parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.#LI-AS1

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.
RF Engineer - Microwave Filters

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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a Europeanleader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of theworld's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

We are looking for an RF Microwave Filter Engineer to join Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. You will join our Payload Equipment Expertise and Customisation group as an Equipment Specialist, integrated within our Space Engineering group and supporting the Telecom Business Line.

This is an exciting and challenging role focused on passive RF communication equipment and especially filters. You will have a 'hands on' end-to-end technical responsibility in cutting edge technology within the space environment.

You will be responsible for overseeing Payload Equipment activities across active projects, starting with equipment specification, engineering support to procurement activities, engineering support to reviews within Airbus and also with external suppliers and customers, problem resolution and validation in support to Assembly Integration and Test and concluding with support to in-orbit delivery and long term support to in-orbit operations. The role also encompasses forward looking aspects such as support to the Telecom proposal team, support to R&D, new products introduction and continuous improvement of the tools and processes.

You will work closely with multiple engineering teams: internally with the payload design team, technical authorities and experts in various engineering disciplines (EMC, Radiation, Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems, etc), the supply chain engineers; but also externally with frequent interactions with suppliers and Airbus’ customers.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance

Roles and Responsibilities



Design trade-offs and support to make or buy decision



Generation of standard and project-specific specifications



Provide technical support and recommendations into the bid proposal, consultation and supplier selection process



Take responsibility with suppliers for equipment development and qualification aspects, including running major reviews with supplier and customer, technical performance, cost and risk.



Act as technical focal point with equipment suppliers with a view to creating development plans, resolving technical problems and ensuring design to cost and schedule.



Prepare and deliver technical presentations in front of the end customer as required



Lead equipment reviews with suppliers and customers (such as EQSR, PDR, and CDR)



Attend and present at project design reviews, as necessary.



Attend supplier evaluation reviews and make recommendations in terms of design, performance, risk, product policy and design to cost requirements.



Ensuring validation of equipment at satellite level once assembled.



Maintaining a database of all relevant product information.



Ensure closure on all technical problems and non-conformance



Contribute to the lessons learned process and make sure second closures are implemented across all on-going and future projects.



Devise and implement metrics associated with improvements.

The role requires occasional travel overseas.

Required Skills and Experience



Demonstrated competence and knowledge of relevant RF Equipment gained in a design, development or production environment



Experience of working directly with customers /suppliers and with strong ability to present ideas and concepts to the customer/supplier with authority



Ability to interact with various technical and non-technical disciplines and work on multiple parallel activities



Strong analytical skills and ability to generate innovative solutions

What we can offer you

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and d parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.#LI-AS1

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.
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