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4 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: $35 - $40 per hour
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Contract
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Natalie Dalkin
Sector: Military & Defence
Category: Engineers Jobs
Line Up Aviation is a specialist aviation and aerospace recruitment company that has been operating all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry's best-known companies and pride ourselves with working to the highest standard of service supported by an ingrained culture of honesty and integrity.


Role: Radio Frequency Test & Validation engineer

Pay: £40/hr Ltd Company

Contract: Monday- Friday, 37 hours a week, 6 months contract

Location:  Portsmouth


Main activities of role: -


I am looking for a Radio Frequency Test & Validation engineer to be to manage all aspects of Payload testing and performance verification in accordance with the customer technical and schedule requirements using the most cost-effective methods.

The role is to apply a “systems” approach to the testing to make sure all Hardware, Software, requirements, design, interfaces, resources and planning between different disciplines on the project is consistent and managed.

Responsibilities: -

  • Responsible for the analysis of customer requirements & definition of appropriate verification methods (Test, Analysis, Review of Design, Inspection)
  • Responsible for Project requirement traceability through the generation of a Design, Verification Document (DVM)
  • Responsible for ensuring that all activities identified in Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) are successfully conducted
  • Responsible for definition of the Communications Module Test Strategy in line with requirements through Customer & Project liaison & negotiation
  • Responsible for managing repeater performance validation via test – equipment and repeater level
  • Definition of standard company validation approach for new payload architectures
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Interface between customer representatives, payload project team and AIT team
  • Provision of data to other AIT discipline (Payload Configurations, Test Matrices, Test Requirements)
  • Payload project team representative to AIT team CM Test preparation meetings
  • Focal point for payload project team for all payload test/build related activities pre-CM delivery to the Satellite Integration Facility
  • Prepare payload project team input to reviews & attend reviews
  • PDR, CDR, TRRs, TRBs, NRBs, etc

  • Communications system design and analysis
  • Knowledge of Validation and Verification processes
  • Knowledge of RF Test techniques
  • Teamwork with good communication skills

  • Knowledge of Telecom Payloads
  • Payload system design and analysis
  • Leadership attributes
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Visual Basic (Excel Macros)
  • Knowledge of RF Test Systems and RF instruments. (Network analysers, Spectrum Analysers, AWG; Power Meters; RF Amplifiers, Oscilloscopes; etc.)
  • Analysis skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigations
  • Understanding of the functionality of communication satellites and practical knowledge of complex test campaigns
  • Availability to work abroad as well as shift, ‘on-call’ and weekend working as required
Qualifications and/or Skills

  • Engineering degree with a specialisation in RF / Electronics / Aerospace
The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Natalie Dalkin at Line Up Aviation

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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