Low Observability Technologist - Bristol

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 6405 Date Posted: Tuesday 06 Feb 2024

Location:             Bristol

Salary:                  Up to £55,000 P/A + benefits (plus Overtime, Flexi and Bonus)

Hours:                  37 hours per week

Do you want to join a business, who value inclusivity, a three-time gold investor in people award winner, an advocate of supporting women in engineering and developing their people to be the best they can be?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Low Observability Technologist to join an ambitious, highly regarded, scientific engineering / manufacturing business that are in a position of sustained growth.

As a Low Observability Technologist, you will ideally be from a technical or scientific background with an interest in Electromagnetics, Microwave Frequency Spectroscopy, Metamaterials, RF modelling and/or platform survivability who is looking to work in a high pace R&D environment. You would be joining a multidisciplinary team which engages across many areas of design in both research and mainstream project work, looking to find the next step-change idea, or develop existing ideas into a realised capability.

Day to day working within your role as a Low Observability Technologist would vary significantly. This role will typically require conducting modelling of electromagnetic or particle propagation, producing research studies on theories or concepts, defining test campaign validation approaches, conducting hands on measurement / experimentation and co-ordinating various areas of the wider business to manufacture test articles.

Benefits of working here:

  • State of the art technology & innovation
  • External learning and development encouraged
  • Light and airy university type campus
  • Friendly environment
  • Restaurant, On site Medical Centre, Parking / Easy Access to train station, Coffee Shops & Onsite Shop, Sports & Social Club and More

Skills Required:

  • A degree in physical sciences, electronics, or communications engineering, or similar; advantageous to have higher degree (masters / PhD) in the same area but not required
  • Ideally you will have prior experience in one or more of the following areas: RF design, familiarity with radar, antenna design, Metamaterials, Microwave Frequency Spectroscopy or Plasma characterisation; although we will consider anyone able to show an academic foundation that serves as a good basis for developing in these areas
  • You should have familiarity with at least one of the well-known computer simulation tools often used for electromagnetic modelling; for example, CST MWS, COMSOL, FEKO, Matlab; software coding experience may also be an advantage (e.g. Python)
  • Any hands-on practical / laboratory skills would be a bonus
  • A top top-level appreciation of how Survivability, Low Observability and RCS Design are interlinked
  • Proven delivery of technical work packages and projects with successful technical work delivered both individually and as part of a team
  • A commitment to continuing professional development would be a welcome attribute.
  • As a bonus, experience in leading or undertaking Systems Engineering studies would be advantageous

You will need to obtain UK Security Clearance for this role. This will require you to either be a UK Citizen or a UK Dual Citizen. Some restrictions may apply.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.

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