Communications Engineer - Airbus - Portsmouth - Wizbii

Communications Engineer

  • By Airbus
  • Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
  • Engineering / Production Management

Job description

Communications Engineer

Airbus Defence and Space Portsmouth (Skynet)

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a Communications Engineer has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. The successful applicant will join the Secure Communications group.

The main purpose of the role is to undertake design, test and implementation of satellite communications (satcom) terminal solutions in support of Military satcom requirements. Reporting to the Remote Terminals Engineering Manager, the Communications Engineer will be required to assess and analyse Customer requirements, define the satcom terminal solution, oversee the terminal build and undertake the test campaign to ensure the terminal requirements are achieved.

The successful applicant will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

Seeked profile

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

·  Interpreting Customer requirement specifications
·  Defining Satellite Communications system solutions
·  Writing design documents and test specifications
·  Compiling Test Reports

This role will involve travel UK-wide to support installations and investigate faults as the need arises. Some travel can be completed within a day but attending an installation will mean working away for approx. 1 week, with the need arising 2-4 time per year. As such you must be prepared and able to travel accordingly.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

RF and satellite communications system design experience with a proven experience in one or more of the following areas:

·  Communications system design and implementation
·  Engineering baseline management to include Bill of Material management and controlled engineering change processes.
·  RF system integration and implementation
·  Use of Modems in Satcom Systems including knowledge of modem modes in stress environments.
·  System Integration of Management Systems for Communications Networks

Job Requirements-Skills – Essential:

·  A degree in a relevant subject or demonstrable subject related experience.
·  Communications system design and implementation
·  Implementation of COTS equipment in satcom terminal design including modem solutions.
·  Environmental qualification of COTS equipment for use in military systems

Job Requirements-Skills – Desirable

·  IP knowledge and familiar with CISCO equipment.
·  Interfacing of Satcom Modems to Baseband IP networks including network synchronisation.
·  Use and specification of Fibre Optic systems.
·  Interfacing Modems with Element Manager and Terminal Management Applications
·  Knowledge of modulation techniques.
·  Integration of Secure modems using Hopping techniques in Stressed environments
·  Fault finding for Commercial and Bespoke modems in a System environment

Other skills

·  Team Player
·  Organised/Methodical approach.
·  Communicative and drive to achieve targets without continual supervision.
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About Airbus

Constructeur aéronautique, Airbus est aujourd’hui le leader mondial de la construction d’avions de ligne. Créé à la fin des années 1960 avec le projet A300, lancé à l’initiative de plusieurs pays européens, il fabrique des avions de 100 places (A318) à plus de 500 places (A380). Il appartient au groupe EADS, renommé « Airbus Group » en 2014, et présent sur 170 sites dans le monde. 6000 avions Airbus sont aujourd’hui en exploitation, avec une volonté du constructeur aéronautique de mettre l’accent sur la réduction de l’empreinte carbone (réduction de la quantité de CO2 produite par avion).

Airbus, dont le siège est situé près de Toulouse, compte 59 000 employés dans le monde et 15 sites principaux situés en France, Allemagne, Espagne et Royaume-Uni (ainsi que d’autres sites aux Etats-Unis, en Chine, au Moyen-Orient et au Japon).

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