Lead Antenna Engineer

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Applied Intelligence Laboratories (AI Labs) is the research and technology arm of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence business. In partnership with the other businesses and educational establishments with whom we work, we innovate and develop to transform aspiration and vision into engineered reality.

We provide research & development, consultancy, specialist manufacturing and technical services for Applied Intelligence and other BAE Systems businesses. Additionally, our expertise helps the UK MoD, US Department of Defence, European Defence Agency, UK Sport, universities and other leading innovation organisations to achieve their goals.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hard-working and professional engineer into the Antennas and Electromagnetics group at AI Labs based in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex.

The Antenna and Electromagnetics group undertakes research and development across the EW spectrum from near and far-field ranges for antenna characterisation from a few hundred MHz to millimetre wave frequencies. Our research includes the in the following areas;

  • Novel antenna concepts
  • Installed antenna performance
  • Low Observable (LO) antenna design,
  • Design of microwave devices,
  • Analysis and consideration of antennas as part of systems
  • Evaluation of Electromagnetic Compatibility and Hazard (EMC/EMH) problems.
  • Prediction and measurement of the Radar Cross Section of civil and military vehicles and structures is undertaken, particularly in relation to LO antenna design.

The candidate does not need to have experience in all these areas but have the basic knowledge in the area to be able to be involved in any of these areas (and other across the business) if needed.

The Engineer role will involve leading the delivery of innovative research projects to quality, time and budget while working with teams of scientific and engineering staff. Candidates will be expected to provide both technical input into programmes and support bidding activities and be willing to take an active role in finding and securing future work. For motivated candidates there will be future opportunities for project and people management.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Work with a team of multi-disciplined scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers. A large proportion of the projects undertaken will results in practical demonstrations at TRL 2 to 5 and operational system up to TRL 9
  • Have the skills to lead a team of scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers
  • Develop new business opportunities and timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk
  • Provide inputs into technical strategy in line with the wider AI Labs strategy
  • Identification and delivery of PV funded work that builds capability for exploitation in line with the AI Labs strategy
  • Develop & maintain key business relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and external institutions to support new business and awareness of the state-of-the-art
  • Promote the technical excellence of AI Labs through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press
  • Ensure that all projects are undertaken in line with AI Labs process & governance.
  • Assist with the development of new business opportunities and participate in the timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk
  • Identification and delivery of internally funded work that builds capability for exploitation in line with the AI Labs strategy
  • Engage with customers and AI Labs management on a daily basis
  • Develop & maintain key business relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and external institutions to support new business and awareness of the state-of-the-art
  • Promote the technical excellence of AI Labs through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press
  • Ensure that all projects are undertaken in line with AI Labs process & governance

Qualifications / skills:

  • A 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Physics; Mathematics; Computer Science; Electronic/Electrical Engineering; or a related discipline)
  • A background in physics, electrical engineering or a related discipline is highly desirable, whist prior experience in electromagnetic prediction, although beneficial, is not essential.
  • Familiarity with general microwave test equipment such as Vector Network Analysers would be an advantage.
  • Some knowledge or an interest in technical computing, a programming language, scientific computing packages or CAD manipulation would be of benefit.
  • Good communication, presentation and report writing skills are essential
  • A higher degree in a relevant area would be advantageous
  • Solid grounding in engineering with typically >10 years’ experience in an engineering or technology based environment, working on complex, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Member of a relevant professional body, preferably a Charter Engineer or equivalent, would be advantageous.
  • Ability to assess and understand the impact of emerging technologies and how these can be applied
  • Highly motivated with the ability to quickly digest and apply new concepts and develop novel solutions to challenging problems
  • Able to understand, influence and talk with credibility (in terms of engineering principles) about areas of technology outside of own area of specific expertise
  • Good communication skills, able to present effectively to customers and at conferences if appropriate
  • Ability to work with customers or other stakeholders to capture requirements and highlight the risks and opportunities in a plan
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, to lead or be part of a team and respect the opinions of others
  • Continually build and maintain friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships with networks of people who may be able to assist in business winning and delivery
  • Familiarity with general purpose IT systems
  • Must be able to obtain a full SC clearance

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Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

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