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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 manage and modernise the UK MOD satellite network, Skynet. As part of this programme, we are looking for an experienced 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


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • 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 10-days 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
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology. 
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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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