Principle Electromagnetics Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Northamptonshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principle Electromagnetics Engineer

Location: Towcester

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £46,000+ (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

All aspects of the Microwave Materials business. In addition, the incumbent will play a key role in supporting the development of new technologies and opportunities, to help grow the business in line with ambitious growth plans.

  • Form part of a team that maintains and builds upon the Electromagnetic test & measurement capability within the Microwave Materials business, in line with strategic requirements.
  • Work with other ATS specialists to provide expertise and support to key programmes.
  • Build direct customer and stakeholder relationships to assist in ensuring effective project delivery and identifying new business opportunities in line with the ATS business strategy.
  • Have specific responsibility for development projects that require the design and manufacture of LO solutions and conformal antennas.

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific / engineering discipline with proven experience.
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of Microwave Electronics or electromagnetic theory and principles.
  • Electromagnetic simulation experience is desirable including antenna design.
  • Familiar with recognised industry standards and techniques for Microwave measurement including wave guide and free space.


  • Familiarity with radar cross section theory and/or measurements would be desirable.
  • Knowledge or experience of Python and/or C# programming.
  • Knowledge or experience of Product development and the product development lifecycle.

Engineers at all levels should possess an academic qualification in Engineering or other related STEM subjects as well as specific (either academic or professional) qualifications and become recognised as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers through an appropriate recognised professional institution. Engineers are encouraged, and will be supported, to achieve the relevant accreditation if these are not held already. Preference will be given to candidates who are already professionally registered.


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Electromagnetics Team:

The EM team are a central function of Microwave Materials business. Involved from concept (modelling), materials characterisation, generating designs and undertaking release testing for product through to driving continuous improvement and development across the full product lifecycle.

Within this role, you will engage with the R&D and Product Development teams in a growing business. You will have the opportunity to expand your skillsets in modelling and design, as well as a chance to be creative in improving the business processes.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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