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Systems Engineer – UHF/RF Communications

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

In this customer facing role, you will be an integral member of the team, responsible for the delivery of technical ‘systems’ support for contracts relating to UHF Fleet SATCOM Maritime and Multi Media (MMM) equipment, installed on Royal Naval/RFA ships, submarines and shore establishments.

The System Engineer will have mechanical and electrical skills and be a technical authority / SME (Subject Matter Expert) in their field and provide a high level of technical support.

You will be a part of a highly capable team of field based ‘Systems / Field Service Engineers’ with the responsibility for providing specialist technical support to maritime platforms and defence establishments, within the UK and abroad.


  • Provide off-site engineering support; fault finding and maintaining the equipment in support of the Project Manager to meet the short and long term customer work programmes.
  • Deploy nationally and globally when required, inclusive of Contractors on Deployed Operations areas, in order to fulfil contractual and operational requirements.
  • Contribute, as an active team member, towards ’24/7 Help Desk’ operations, when required. Providing technical support and being prepared at times to fulfil a short notice deployment in support of defect rectification and support for the customer, when required.
  • Liaise and communicate with ‘system’ maintainers.
  • Provide training to ships’ staff and sub-contractors.
  • Test equipment, spares and systems in house.
  • Take responsibility for quality of work carried out and ensure that the Health and Safety policy is adhered to.
  • Review, update and improve internal processes and user technical documents and write reports.
  • To carry out and lead system installations on platforms around the UK/World.


  • Experience of working with Maritime communications and Multi Media systems to include basic networking and computer skills.
  • Ideally qualified to HNC / HND in a related discipline or in lieu of academics, or possess considerable equivilant experience.
  • Experience of working with UHF SATCOM systems (Maritime /land/Air) with knowledge of waveforms and systems utilised within the Naval Maritime sphere.
  • Have a good working knowledge of RF theory and application, including the use of equipment involved in problem solving of RF systems. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, Power Meter, TDR, Frequency Counter, Spectrum Analyser, Cable loss measurements.
  • Customer facing, field based ‘technical support’ experience.

Additional Information

  • SECURITY – All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC/DV level – Additional restrictions may apply on certain defence programmes.
  • There will be a competitive salary on offer for this position which is based on skills and experience.

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