Antenna Test and Facilities Engineer [HSE ATF 001]

  • Date Added: July 24th, 2020

An RF Antenna Test and Facilities Engineer is required to take a key role in the product development of Phased Array SatCom antennas. Providing system development, integration and testing for RF antennas with a focus on hands-on RF test facility operation and field testing. The role provides opportunities to develop technical expertise in antenna systems and associated RF test facilities and methods.

The ideal candidate will feel comfortable owning and operating various test facilities and field-testing activities. Collaborating with other engineering teams to provide guidance on testing processes and feedback of results will be key.

The small and dynamic nature of the engineering team allows for this role to span multiple aspects of the product development lifecycle, providing excellent development opportunities in a fast paced, agile, environment.

Technical Responsibilities: 

  • Perform RF testing and Antenna system verification and validation as a key member of the Systems Engineering team 
  • Take ownership of RF test facilities, continuously improving the design, test methods and quality
  • Manage the lab test facility operations to maximise availability of testing to the wider engineering team, including the operation and maintenance of RF test equipment
  • Support the field testing of antenna systems for internal engineering activities and customer demonstration activities
  • Support the wider technical deliverables required for successful system testing such as planning, procurement support and data analysis

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Work with the engineering teams across multiple disciplines to integrate technology requirements into the systems, software, electrical and RF design
  • Take responsibility for own projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports
  • The role will be primarily based at the company’s London office, but periodic travel to an offsite testing facility in Essex will be required

Qualifications & Skills:


  • A good first or Upper 2nd Class degree (BEng/MEng) in Engineering or equivalent work-based qualifications
  • 3-5+ years in RF and antenna product testing
  • Experience of system and mechanical integration of RF products (GHz range), with the integration of equipment for testing
  • Competent practical experience in the use of test equipment such as scopes, spectrum analysers, PNAs, VNAs, signal generators, power meters


  • Design and analysis of complex electro-mechanical systems
  • Electronic PCB and mechanical integration
  • Product development of SatComs antennas (Preferably Ku and/or Ka band)
  • Software development using MATLAB, Python, C++ and Visual Basic

Our Office:

Hanwha Systems Europe’s UK Technology Centre is based in modern, open plan offices with great views, in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, London.  

For transport we have excellent connections, with Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras over ground stations within walking distance, and Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a 5-minute walk.

There are showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site.

A number of networking and social events run throughout the year.

We are within easy walking distance of the City, Covent Garden and Embankment – there’s plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.

Leather Lane food market is right on our doorstep with a range of diverse food on offer. The usual chains are also close by, so we really are spoilt for choice.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Flexible working 
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme