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Electromagnetics Design Specialist

Requisition ID:  119621
Business Unit:  E&E Shepshed Group (1120)

Stevenage, HRT, United Kingdom, SG1 2DH

We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Joining our team means, you are helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products, and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.


Parker Meggitt has an exciting opportunity for an Electromagnetics Design Specialist to join the team based in our Stevenage, Hertfordshire plant. The facility is a long-established global centre of excellence for airborne radome design and certification and has an excellent high power computing capability, running Ansys HFSS and CST Microwave Studio. As a subject matter expert in electromagnetics, you will be involved in the entire product lifecycle, from capability development and opportunity identification, through component development and qualification, leading into full production. You will be accountable for identifying relevant emerging technologies and directing associated research activity; for new product specification development and assessment with customers; for product RF design and analysis; and full-scale RF test of new designs using our e suite of test ranges that can accommodate mechanically scanned, electronically scanned and fixed antenna systems. Close team working is required with mechanical design, quality assurance and production personnel to ensure the requirements of the complete product life cycle are met.

Core Responsibilities

  • EM technology scanning and opportunity development, including research identification and management.
  • Provide technical support to win new business opportunities.
  • Derive system and RF requirements from high-level requirements.
  • Simulate, design and test radomes in conjunction with their associated system antennas.
  • Support to legacy products in response to customer queries.
  • Act as lead engineer when allocated to do so on selected new product designs.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external customers as required.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Degree (preferably higher degree) in electrical/electronic/antenna engineering or physics.
  • 3 to 5 years post qualification experience RF and antenna product design.
  • Experienced in the design of antennas and/or radome products (esp. aerospace and defence).
  • Breadth of Radio Frequency design experience (typical frequency range 2 to 40 GHz).
  • Practical and demonstrable experience in the use of full wave simulation packages e.g. CST Microwave Studio or Ansys HFSS (preferred).
  • Experienced in MATLAB programming.
  • Possess a ‘hands on’ approach in order to perform qualification and product acceptance testing as required.
  • A team player with good communication skills and an enthusiastic and positive approach.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within agreed timescales.
  • Talented candidates will have opportunity for career advancement to higher-level engineering positions.

What We Offer

Parker Meggitt is proud to offer a competitive total rewards framework designed with our colleagues' health, wealth and well-being in mind to help our employees balance a successful career.  Our competitive offer package will include:

  • Early finish on Fridays.
  • Pension Scheme up to 10% company contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing.
  • Employee Perkz – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services.
  • Income Protection.
  • Employee Resource Groups.
  • Volunteering day off.

Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential. Due to the nature of the programmes that this role will be engaged upon, UK security clearance will be required. If you are not currently security cleared, you will need to be a British National and Citizen, with the last 5 years resident in the UK and be capable of gaining ‘SC’ level security clearance. You can read more about UK clearance and vetting requirements here:

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