Verification and Test Engineer Ref. 592

Engineering
Permanent
Full Time
£34,905 to £37,518 with an additional £1,500 annual skills allowance plus up to a £2,500 welcome package*

HMGCC has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Verification and Test Engineer to join our growing testing team. Here you will have the opportunity to be creative, working with the latest technology and test equipment.

What makes HMGCC different is that you'll have the opportunity to get involved in testing a diverse and exciting range of products. You will use your skill and experience to ensure these products perform safely, securely and that they meet their design specifications. You will enjoy thinking creatively to define and perform the most appropriate tests and measurements to achieve this. We'll give you the opportunity to take ownership of your work and use your own expertise to determine if products achieve the technical performance level required.

You will play an integral part in ensuring that our Government's communication systems in the UK and around the globe are reliable and totally secure. In return we will offer you a positive and creative environment to work in and give you all of the tools and training to develop and be the best that you can be.

Technical Skills

We would need you to already have:

• A degree, or HND with some design experience, in an engineering discipline such as communications/electronics, or relevant experience
• Experience of devising and performing laboratory tests and measurements or experience devising test strategies in at least one of the following areas:
  o RF systems and antennas
  o Acoustics
  o Communication systems (including telecoms, IP networking etc.)
  o Navigation systems
  o IT systems Imaging and Video
• A working knowledge of RF/audio laboratory test equipment and test techniques

To strengthen your application, it would be desirable if you have:

• A degree or equivalent in communications/electronics
• Experience of a wide range of commercial communications systems including cellular technologies, IP networking, satellite systems, PMR, and short range telemetry systems
• Experience in product quality
• Awareness of automated test systems such as LabVIEW.
• Awareness of the Pxi platforms
 
Personal Skills

To work as a Verification and Test Engineer you will be the type of person who:

• Has an insightful mind and is able to identify the most important things to test in order to prove the design specification is met
• Is committed to finding out what customers really need so you can help make sure their requirements are met
• Likes seeing tasks through to the end
• Values having personal responsibility for tasks, being able to plan your own workload
• Is confident preparing written work as well as representing own work verbally
• Ability to communicate with design staff as well as project managers to discuss technical performance issues or project progress
• Enjoys the flexibility of working in a small team and helping or coaching other team members
• Values and encourages collaboration and enjoys seeking out and incorporating the views of others
• Seeks out opportunities for learning and is positive about change

Putting Your Skills to Use

Using your expertise as part of our team you will:

• Perform laboratory tests and measurements to ensure products meet their design specification
• Produce new or follow existing verification test plans based upon agreed technical performance limits defined within system design documents
• Design or modify test jigs and harnesses to facilitate test
• Record results and document all tests within a version controlled framework
• Liaise with designers to get problems solved
• Deliver to time and cost objectives
• Be responsible for the quality of your work and work in accordance with procedures, policies and responsibilities common across HMGCC
• Be willing to expand your skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to being a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the role that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).

To secure an interview for this vacancy you will be asked a series of questions relating to this vacancy. If you meet the criteria you will be directed to the full application form. On successful completion and an application form sift, you will be invited to interview. This is our guaranteed interview.

You will play an integral part in ensuring that our Government's communication systems in the UK and around the globe are reliable and totally secure. In return we will offer you a positive and creative environment to work in and give you all of the tools and training to develop and be the best that you can be.

To find out more about HMGCC and how we are truly individual both as an organisation and an employer visit our 'about us' page.

*If you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package.

Please note shortlisting will not be carried out until after the closing date for this role.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.