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Principal Engineer - RF Transmission


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 Principal Engineer - RF Transmission
Location:                 Bristol, UK – Hybrid Working
Compensation:       Competitive + benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                  SF48910

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Engineer – RF Transmission at our Bristol site.


The role


As a Principal Engineer – RF Transmission you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The Principal Engineer - RF Transmission role is based within our Mission Systems business area. Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


Day to day, you’ll use your expertise to support on RF and HF queries, supporting in the creation of optimally compliant solutions in response to customer requirements, from concepts through to in-life support. You’ll participate in the creating of technical evolution plans and contribute to Research & Development activities. You’ll support in areas including:

  • Transmitter architecture & design 
  • RF Propagation and path performance analysis
  • Antenna and transmission line tuning & matching 
  • Antenna design & assessment
  • Radio site survey, selection & design


Essential experience of the Principal Engineer – RF Transmission,


We’re looking for an individual who wants to be stretched and who is willing to learn how to develop big ideas and solve complex problems with simple and elegant solutions. If you can navigate change easily, are curious about what the future holds and want to learn new skills, you will thrive in this role.


You’ll have the following experience/attributes: 

  • Demonstrable engineering experience within the communications domain.
  • Experience within the RF domain, ideally within military communications. 
  • A desire to learn and wish to develop their technical skills in a vital area.
  • Ideally, experience of systems engineering. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides Hybrid working with travel to our customers’ sites across the UK.


Qualifications for the Principal Engineer – RF Transmission,


  • Degree in telecommunications or electrical engineering, or equivalent experience.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC/DV security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits


  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


For the full extensive Benefits package please visit our Careers pages


Babcock International 


Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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