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Principal Microwave Engineer

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Ref. 2808


Closing Date: 30/04/2019


Job Description

Leonardo is an international leader in the development of cutting edge sensor products deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms for our Aerospace and Defence customers. Pushing the boundaries of technology, accuracy, and safety in engineering globally - our technology defines the capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon; our products help to return service men and women safely home; our surveillance radars help coastguards save lives at sea; our thermal cameras are used in BBC's winter and autumn watch; and our perimeter security was used at the Commonwealth Games. Due to an increasing workload across a number of key Production projects, Leonardo in Edinburgh is currently recruiting for a Principal Hardware Engineer into our Radar business. As Principal Hardware engineer within the team you will be involved in design and delivery of production RF Transmit Receive Modules across the wide range of projects currently being delivered for current and future radar products

You will be working within a vibrant capital city, with excellent transport links and walking distance to various key destinations. In the UK, Leonardo is the largest inward investor in the defence sector, the largest Italian inward investor in the country overall, and one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the MOD. We are hugely successful at what we do, and not only does that help defend national security, it gives you job security too.

An organisation that places great emphasis on personal development, you will receive on the job training with the opportunity to be upskilled to develop your skill set. There is also opportunity to receive additional training through taught courses, subject to business needs. Joining Leonardo offers fantastic benefits including;

· Supportive relocation package to make your move to Edinburgh even more attractive
· Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays
· Free parking
· Award-winning pension scheme, including an attractive employer contribution
· Flexible working and additional flex-leave schemes to give you the time and flexibility you need to enjoy a balanced life
· Salary sacrifice schemes – including a childcare voucher scheme
· Onsite Occupational Health Service to look after your physical and mental wellbeing, and keep you safe at work
· Restaurant facilities, including a coffee shop and restaurant
· Employee discount schemes for you and your family, including retail, cinema, hotel bookings and vehicle benefits
· Maternity leave with very flexible working arrangements and a positive Maternity Policy
· Paternity, parental, adoption and dependent leave
· Career breaks – where appropriate, we support you to pursue other interests outside the workplace
· Positive support for the Reserve Forces, including additional time off for Reservists



Key Responsibility Areas

Working closely with Test, Manufacture & Supply Chain, and Electronics Engineering you will be solving real manufacturing problems on complex systems. As Principal Hardware Engineer within the team you will be involved in design and delivery of production RF Transmit Receive Modules across the wide range of projects currently being delivered for current and future radar products. Working for the Lead Technical Engineer you will be responsible for: collating and tracking product key performance indicators across all products; investigate design, process and test defects and pattern faults and help resolve manufacturing and supply chain issues; manage and control drawing set configurations; support test equipment performance and requirements; support design updates to reduce cost, deal with component obsolescence and improve manufacturing processes. You will have opportunity to influence the future path of hardware development within the organisation.



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

In order to be considered for this role you will have previous experience working within a similar electronics role and level and will have, or be working towards, qualifications in in Electronic Engineering (HND, BSc, BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD, EngD) or a related science. Ideally you will have experience in electronics Development and Production delivery. You will have a basic understanding of an electronics stage design process and you will be a motivated and driven individual, able to work under supervision or on your own, with a willingness to take responsibility for activities and use your initiative to deliver solutions to problems. It would also be an advantage to have already gained experience in; hermetic RF Hybrid design, manufacture and test; fault investigation and root cause identification processes; data handling and analysis (particularly RF parameters); drawing set configuration control; collaboration with suppliers. Operating within a fast paced environment, you will be able to work to tight deadlines to ensure business objectives are successfully achieved. Note that due to the nature of the tasks involved, you will have to achieve full SC security clearance.





Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team

Email: leonardo.gb@mailhr.info

Phone: 0333 999 3379