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Satellite Communications Engineer


Swindon, GB, SN13 9NR Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Bordon, GB, GU35 9JA

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Satellite Communications Engineer
Location:              Either Bordon, Corsham or Bristol +  Hybrid Working
Compensation:    Highly Competitive + Attractive Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF54732


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 Satellite Communications Engineer within our Mission Systems business, at either of our Bordon or Corsham sites.


The role

As a Satellite Communications Engineer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock have been awarded the contract to run and modernise the UK MOD satellite network, Skynet. As part of this programme, we are looking for an experience Satellite Communications Systems Engineer to lead the upgrade of Radio Frequency (RF) and Intermediate Frequency (IF) Systems.


Day to day, you’ll be responsible for the design of Radio and Intermediate Frequency systems architecture as well as; 


  • Specification of system elements
  • Overseeing the purchase and installation of equipment
  • System Test and Commissioning
  • Support to the new service design process
  • Specifying, purchasing and testing of VSAT terminals, to support the delivery of new services


This role is on a full time (37 hours), permanent basis and can be based at either our Bordon or Corsham locations, with a hybrid working arrangement of two days working on site.


Essential experience of the Satellite Communications Engineer

  • Previous experience with a satellite network operator
  • Current knowledge of RF and IF architecture and best design practice
  • Experience in the specification and delivery of large (9m) satellite terminals
  • Satellite network system design experience


Qualifications for the Satellite Communications Engineer

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering Discipline

Please note that this position is subject to national security vetting. The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements (this may include obtaining SC, NNPPI or Developed Vetting (DV) level of security clearances). 


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most 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


Babcock International 

For over a century 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 are 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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