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Rf Test System Development Engineer

Salary: £45

Location: Portsmouth

Job type: Contract

Category: Portsmouth

Job Title: RF Test System Development Engineer Vacancy Ref No: (phone number removed) Location: Portsmouth Date Required: ASAP Security Clearance: SC Required Contract Duration: 6 Months Contractor Hourly Rates: Circa £45.20 Umbrella Circa £34.17 PAYE Circa £40.00 Deemed Limited Basic Hours: 37 Job Summary Reporting to Head of AIT Test Systems and working within a team of test system specialists to develop and deliver RF test systems used during telecom satellite test phases. After delivery, the systems require support in the UK (Portsmouth) and potentially in France (Toulouse). This may include test investigations, reporting evidence, attending customer meetings and working closely with other engineering teams within AIT and the Telecoms Payload business, supporting technical aspects of Engineering and Test The role requires the person to be self-motivated to work and manage their time efficiently to meet the project schedule dates. Reporting To Direct Reports Internal Relationships External Relationships Job Profile Developing RF measurements from customer requirements Developing RF test hardware and integration into existing test systems Producing product documentation, technical and status reports Skills/Experience Required Essential - Experience making RF measurements using Network Analysers, Spectrum Analysers, Power Meters, Signal Generators and Arbitrary Waveform Generators with modulation techniques Desirable - Knowledge of satellite architecture and current RF test methods used within the satellite industry, including NPR, EVM and BER measurements. Knowledge of test instrumentation control (SCPI) Have a working knowledge of other software tools and languages(XML, Subversion (SVN), MATLAB ) Target Industries - Space Aerospace Communications Motorsport High Tech Manufacturing Automotive Education & Training Essential - Desirable - Working Pattern Monday to Friday days Monday to Friday days - expectation of working extra hours mid-week & weekends Monday to Friday days - regular opportunity for extra hours mid-week & weekends Monday to Friday days - ad hoc opportunity for extra hours mid-week & weekends Monday to Friday - fortnightly rotating double day shifts - expectation of working extra hours mid-week & weekends Monday to Friday - fortnightly rotating double day shifts - regular opportunity for extra hours mid-week & weekends Monday to Friday - fortnightly rotating double day shifts - ad hoc opportunity for extra hours mid-week & weekends Out of hours cover and a call-out rota apply to this role Travel None Occasional travel to other UK sites Regular travel to other UK sites Occasional travel to other UK and overseas sites Regular travel to other UK and overseas sites Regular work at other UK and overseas sites for extended periods Extension Probable extension after initial contract duration Possible extension after initial contract duration Base of Work This role will be working on site full time - free parking is provided for this role Following a familiarisation period on site this role will be working from home then working on site once COVID restrictions are lifted by the client - candidates must be able to work on site full time when required Reason for vacancy Maternity/Paternity cover Workload Interview Process One stage interview - telephone One stage interview - virtual One stage interview - on site (work clothes and safety footwear required for a skills test) Two stage interview - telephone Two stage interview - virtual Clearance The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a basic disclosure certificate prior to commencement of the contract. Applications are via - https://(url removed)/request-copy-criminal-record - at a fee of £23 which will need to be paid by card in full at the end of the application process. The cost of the application is only recoverable from the client once the contractor has started and that recovery of costs is via the expense process. The successful candidate will be required to pass BPSS security clearance before confirmation of contract offer. The successful candidate will also be required to have a current SC clearance that is transferred before commencement of the contract. The successful candidate will also be required to apply for and have been granted an SC clearance before commencement of the contract. The successful candidate will also be required to apply for an SC clearance on commencement of the contract. IR35 regulations A CEST assessment has been carried out for this role and it has been deemed Inside Scope of IR35 A further CEST assessment taking in to account individual contract details will be carried out should a successful candidate choose to operate as Deemed LTD. Guidant Global (Jobscience) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy

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