Engineering Lead - RF Communications

  • Job Reference: SF57774
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus + Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Engineering Lead - RF Communications
Location: Bristol, Corsham, Harrogate or Devonport + Hybrid Working
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time and Permanent
Role ID: SF57774

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Engineering Lead - RF Communications at our sites in Bristol, Corsham, Harrogate or Devonport.

The role
As an Engineering Lead - RF Communications, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to work within a multi-discipline design team, working on new and exciting international projects as part of a rapidly expanding organisation. This role is quite unique in the fact you'll be able to see the output of the work you have completed come to fruition.

Day-to-day, you'll provide in depth technical expertise and system design ownership, collaborating with other Subject Matter Experts (SME) and have oversight of a small team of engineers producing detailed specifications, designs and other technical deliverables as well as:

  • Managing engineering change to systems, deconflicting priorities as necessary
  • Leading engineering and system design delivery, collaborating with other SME's and participating in requirements management, justification and decomposition
  • Generating detailed specifications, designs and other technical deliverables whilst working closely with peers to aid engineering change to systems applying control via adherence to process and decomposition of interfaces and studies between systems, sub systems and functions
  • Leading operational engineering teams with in-service systems, troubleshooting technical faults and problem management
  • Participating in validation, verification, test and acceptance activities

This role is full time, thirty-seven hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with four days in the office/onsite and one day working from home.

Essential experience of the Engineering Lead - RF Communications

  • Knowledge of voice and data traffic handling and switching systems, VCCS (Voice Communications Control System) and ICCS (Integrated Communications Control System)
  • Voice and data comms technologies and protocols such as SIP/RTP, ED-137, serial, IP and TDM
  • Demonstrable system and solution architecture design and delivery experience

Qualifications for the Engineering Lead - RF Communications

  • We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC clearance to start, and achieve and maintain Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International

For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.