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Electromagnetics Design Specialist

Requisition ID:  106999
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Shepshed Group (1120)

Stevenage, HRT, United Kingdom, SG1 2DH

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”.

These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

We’ll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we’re working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Enable your extraordinary. Join us and be part of our diverse Meggitt team.



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 a world-class high power computing centre on site, 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 the new product specification development and assessment with customers; for product RF design and analysis; and full-scale RF test of new designs using our extensive suite of mechanically scanned, electronically scanned and fixed antenna test ranges. 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, Experience and Abilities

  • Degree (preferably higher degree) in electrical/electronic/antenna engineering or physics or computational electromagnetics
  • 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), including domain decomposition (DDM) techniques and applications to electrically large structures
  • Knowledge of high power computing (HPC) desirable
  • 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

What We Offer

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 package will include:

  • Flexible working policies or the ability to accrue time off in lieu
  • Career development opportunities
  • 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. #LI-IB1



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