Network Engineer

Job Title: Network Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: £37 - £45 per hour + Ltd Co D.O.E.
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1806-83_1531411332
Contact Name: David Gillard
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 12, 2018 17:02

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for a Network for our client within the Defence industry. This is a contract role for an estimated 6 months and will be based in Portsmouth. The max pay rate for this role is Circa £45.00 p/hr LTD Company.

Candidates must have worked in a secure environment, ideally MOD, in the last 12 months.
The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a Basic Disclosure certificate prior to commencement of the contract.

Description of the job

To undertake design, test and implementation of satellite communications (satcom) terminal solutions in support of Military satcom requirements. Reporting to the Remote Terminals Engineering Manager, the Communications Engineer will be required to assess and analyse Customer requirements, define the satcom terminal solution, oversee the terminal build and undertake the test campaign to ensure the terminal requirements are achieved.

Professional skills

RF and satellite communications system design experience with a proven experience in one or more of the following areas:

(1) Communications system design and implementation
(2) Engineering baseline management to include Bill of Material management and controlled engineering change processes.
(3) RF system integration and implementation
(4) Use of Modems in Satcom Systems including knowledge of modem modes in stress environments.
(5) System Integration of Management Systems for Communications Networks

Job Requirements-Skills - Essential

(1) Communications system design and implementation
(2) Implementation of COTS equipment in satcom terminal design including modem solutions.
(3) Environmental qualification of COTS equipment for use in military systems

Job Requirements-Skills - Desirable

(1) IP knowledge and familiar with CISCO equipment.
(2) Interfacing of Satcom Modems to Baseband IP networks including network synchronisation.
(3) Use and specification of Fibre Optic systems.
(4) Interfacing Modems with Element Manager and Terminal Management Applications
(5) Knowledge of modulation techniques.
(6) Integration of Secure modems using Hopping techniques in Stressed environments
(7) Fault finding for Commercial and Bespoke modems in a System environment

Other skills

(1) Interpreting Customer requirement specifications and ability to define Satellite Communications system solutions
(2) Documentation skills including writing design documents, test specifications to Company standards, daily log entries and Test Reports.
(3) Team Player
(4) Organised/Methodical approach.
(5) Communicative and drive to achieve targets without continual supervision.


A degree in a relevant subject or demonstrable subject related experience.

Location. Portsmouth.

Mobility. UK travel will be required. Engineer must be willing to relocate where appropriate.
Security. SC Clearance will be required

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.