Antenna Design Engineer

Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions, smart city technology, advanced robotic systems or sensors for autonomous drones? What about mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy land- or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds joining our diverse teams to deliver them.

Our work is largely driven by technical development and innovation. One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated person who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.

THE ROLE

Plextek’s established antenna design capability is well regarded within the community and thanks to strong demand we need to expand our team. Supported by state-of-the-art electromagnetic simulation software and sophisticated test and measurement equipment, you will be designing a wide range of unique and bespoke antenna solutions for our UK and international clients. In recent years, industry has pushed the boundaries of the operating frequencies for radio systems in order to satisfy greater bandwidth requirements. Consequently, you will be involved with the development of cutting edge RF systems (including communications and radar) to achieve high performance operation in microwave and millimetre wave bands. Depending on the application, your work could require the design of large scanning arrays, highly efficient fixed beam antennas or even low-profile wideband elements. You will be involved in projects from the initial concept, participating in client meetings and setting out requirements, through to design for manufacture.

Knowledge of a wide range of antenna techniques, array theory and experience of electromagnetic simulation are essential. An understanding of microwave circuit and system design is also desirable to enable seamless integration. You must be comfortable participating in sales and project meetings with clients and able to generate technical responses to bids and tenders. You should have a good technical degree or an equivalent qualification and you should have genuine enthusiasm for problem solving.

 

THE REWARDS

In return we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. We provide all the training, professional development and support that you need to complete your projects. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security and automotive.

We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.

Job Details

Job Reference Number: ADE01

Position: Full time

Placement: Permanent

Benefits:
Company Pension Scheme
Permanent Health Insurance
Private Medical Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Life Assurance
25 Days Annual Leave
Flexible Working Hours
Free On-site Parking
Cycle to work scheme
Sick Pay
Free Tea, Coffee and Fresh Fruit
Regular Social Events

Antenna Design Engineer

Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions, smart city technology, advanced robotic systems or sensors for autonomous drones? What about mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy land- or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds joining our diverse teams to deliver them.

Our work is largely driven by technical development and innovation. One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated person who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.

THE ROLE

Plextek’s established antenna design capability is well regarded within the community and thanks to strong demand we need to expand our team. Supported by state-of-the-art electromagnetic simulation software and sophisticated test and measurement equipment, you will be designing a wide range of unique and bespoke antenna solutions for our UK and international clients. In recent years, industry has pushed the boundaries of the operating frequencies for radio systems in order to satisfy greater bandwidth requirements. Consequently you will be involved with the development of cutting edge RF systems (including communications and radar) to achieve high performance operation in microwave and millimetre wave bands. Depending on the application, your work could require the design of large scanning arrays, highly efficient fixed beam antennas or even low-profile wideband elements. You will be involved in projects from the initial concept, participating in client meetings and setting out requirements, through to design for manufacture.

Knowledge of a wide range of antenna techniques, array theory and experience of electromagnetic simulation are essential. An understanding of microwave circuit and system design is also desirable to enable seamless integration. You must be comfortable participating in sales and project meetings with clients and able to generate technical responses to bids and tenders. You should have a good technical degree or an equivalent qualification and you should have genuine enthusiasm for problem solving.

 

THE REWARDS

In return we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. We provide all the training, professional development and support that you need to complete your projects. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security and automotive.

We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.

A collaborative and professional outlook will help you build relationships based on trust and delivery. You will be comfortable presenting in an engaging style to a range of audiences, leading meetings and will have excellent written communication skills.

You will be self-motivated, structuring your own schedule to prioritise activities that maximise your contribution. You will be a flexible learner who can rapidly understand new technical areas or develop domain knowledge in niche areas. You will be comfortable thinking strategically. You will derive your job satisfaction from helping to grow our business in this sector and seeing a job well done by the Plextek team.

THE REWARDS

In return, we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. We provide all the training, professional development and support that you need to complete your projects. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security and automotive.

We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.

Job Details

Job Reference Number: ADE01

Position: Full time

Placement: Permanent

Benefits:
Company Pension Scheme
Permanent Health Insurance
Private Medical Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Life Assurance
25 Days Annual Leave
Flexible Working Hours
Free On-site Parking
Cycle to work scheme
Sick Pay
Free Tea, Coffee and Fresh Fruit
Regular Social Events

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