Antenna Design Engineer

Entech Technical Solutions Limited
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We require an experienced and self-motivated individual to work within the engineering department of this fast moving and agile business. Working within a small multi-disciplined engineering department, they will be responsible for the electrical design of microwave antennas predominately between 1 and 20 GHz. Experience of antenna measurements using a spherical near field test chamber would be an advantage.


- Design and development of microwave antennas primarily in the 1 - 20GHz range from concept through to production, to defined specifications, within short timescales and to fixed budgets, including:

- oRF design using of CST Microwave Studio.

- oLiaison with the Mechanical and Production Engineering teams in the development of final product.

- oBuilding of prototypes and pre-production units

- oAntenna measurements using the near field spherical test chamber.

- Planning project work to:

- oensure that adequate time is given to source all necessary components and meet required deliveries.

- oprovide regular progress updates and adequate warnings of likely delays.

- Develop new antenna design concepts to support cost reduction and performance enhancements for existing and future products.

- Provide technical support to other departments and customers

- Ensure that internal procedures are adhered to, in line with Quality Standards and Health and Safety requirements.

- Experience and Personal Qualities:

- Essential:

- 3 years + experience of working in an antenna design/manufacturing environment.

- Experience in microstrip based antenna design within the frequency range 1 - 20GHz

- Experience of computational modelling using CST Microwave Studio

- Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.

- Ability to work within a fast moving environment, undertaking multiple small projects concurrently and operating to relatively short timescales

- Must have a meticulous, thorough and positive approach to work

- Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written

- Must have good team and collaborative inter team working skills.

- Desirable:

- Knowledge and experience of alternative antenna technologies and experience at VHF/UHF or higher frequencies.

- Good practical skills

- Experience of other computational modelling tools (e.g. HFSS, Concerto, FEKO)

- Experience of dealing with customers

- Experience of SolidWorks and AutoCad.

- Experience of Visual Basic for Applications.


Minimum of BEng 2:1 or equivalent in an engineering discipline although experience will be taken into account.


Dependent on qualifications and experience.

Reports to:Engineering

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