RF Systems Engineer

Location Liskeard
Discipline: IT and Technical
Job type: Permanent: Full Time
Salary: up to £25,000 + perks
Contact name: Sky Randall

Contact email: careers@sarahwest.co.uk
Job ref: VR/003767
Published: about 1 month ago

​We are actively seeking an experienced RF Systems Engineer to join a company who pride themselves on their quality of service which has led to great success. The purpose of the role is to lead the network design and build, supporting the deployment and leading trials. It's an exciting time to join as the company are on track for significant growth and are delivering a fantastic service tackling digital exclusion attributed to poor connectivity and infrastructure.

Joining a small team, you’ll be developing low-latency, high-capacity wireless networks - particularly focusing on remote areas. You’ll be provided with a company vehicle and will be spending between 25% - 50% of your time travelling as part of the role, so it's essential you're someone who is willing and happy to do so.

Your role in a nutshell will include:

  • Designing, implementing and optimising a wide range of wireless networks for trials and new projects, and helping to evaluate and select new systems

  • Identifying and qualifying potential sites and paths for the networks

  • Use of RF and network test equipment to measure and evaluate system performance

  • Working with other teams within the company in the the build and deployment of solutions - providing ongoing support and troubleshooting RF issues that arise

  • Conducting and documenting wireless network surveys

  • WAN design and network capacity planning

  • Putting together quotes and bills of materials

  • Working with frequency coordinators to reserve and license frequencies in regulated bands

  • Creating standard processes and procedures

  • Providing training and support to other members of the team as required

The skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Experience in a similar engineering role: someone with a technical based qualification (ONC, HNC, NVQ) or 2 years’ experience in telecommunications

  • Detailed knowledge of RF systems including point to point and point to multi-point microwave systems (experience with low-latency systems is a plus)

  • Experience designing microwave paths and developing RF link budgets

  • Someone who has used RF and network test instruments and tools such as spectrum analysers and power meters

  • A good understanding of Ofcom and other applicable regulatory requirements in the UK

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

  • Flexibility and multitasking skills

  • Someone with initiative, drive and determination

  • Networking certificates would be great, but not essential (CCNA or similar)

In return you’ll receive some great perks and ongoing investment in your training and development.

Get in touch with Sky for more information or an informal chat. The company are ready to hire immediately.