PCB Designer / PCB Layout Engineer


Portsmouth, Hampshire


Description of the job :

Are you a passionate, knowledge sharing PCB Designer / PCB Layout Engineer? Looking to join an established team that work on a range of telecoms satellites? Looking to learn / expand your knowledge in Radio Frequency (RF), high speed digital and mixed signal physical design – Then we’d like to speak to you!

A vacancy has arisen for a PCB Layout Engineer within the Communication Products Group to be based in either Stevenage or Portsmouth. We are currently expanding to meet increasing demand for more advanced technologies both on national programmes and for customers globally. No space experience is required!

The Communication Products group is responsible for the development of RF Equipment and Digital Processors for use in telecommunication Satellites. The RF equipments include beam-forming networks, clock and reference oscillators, frequency conversion products, and low noise and high power amplifiers. The processor functionality ranges from high capacity channelisers, supporting inter-satellite optical data links, to implementing cryptographic algorithms to protect the spacecraft.

In this rewarding role you will be developing some of the highest performing digital communication payload equipment available anywhere in the world, and be part of the rapidly expanding UK space sector. You will be joining a team of 10-15 and be part of a bigger department.

The availability of advanced Payload Equipment is the driving force behind the digital telecommunication satellite industry, and the team is a proven world leader in this field.

We are committed to offering continuous training and career development. We understand that our success is based on our people and we strive to offer all our employees an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Main activities of the role

Layout Printed circuit boards from approved schematics.

Work within the framework of company standards, procedures, and processes and maintain design files for all work undertaken.

Manage your time in accordance with the overall product schedule.

Skills Required for the Job


Extensive experience in the use of Mentor Graphics CAD tools for PCB Design


Experience of Mentor Graphics Expedition PCB layout including DxDesigner and CES

Knowledge of radio-frequency, high speed digital and mixed signal physical design

Experience with Multi-layer, with microvias, flexi-rigid, surface mount, through-hole, blind and buried vias

Familiarity with Autorouting tools

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to participate fully in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK SC Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share, an ever-growing list of company benefits including: enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, blended working including onsite and offsite working and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth

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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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