Field Engineer - Radar, VHF & Microwave

Published by Steve Spevack on March 1, 2024
Salary: £50k-£55k + van/car + 10% on call allowance + good benefits  
Industry: Information & Communication Technology
Remote Working: no
Employment Type: full time
Location: Gravesend, Kent

Field Engineer - Radar, VHF & Microwave. Based in Gravesend, I have a brand-new requirement for a Field Engineer - 35 hour working week.

You will be working as part of a small team, focussing on systems and sensors at remote sites such as radar, VHF and microwave. The successful candidate will also be required to form part of an on-call rota which, for every one out of four weeks, includes being a point of contact out of hours and working the weekend to ensure the availability of services 24/7. Days off in the week are provided before and after the on-call period.  

You must have:

  • Minimum 5 years’ hands on experience in a similar field role.
  • In depth knowledge and thorough understanding of the design and repair of electronic, analogue & digital telecommunications systems, RADAR, radio and microwave engineering.
  • Sufficient knowledge of IP networking and IT skills to configure and maintain computer-based aspects.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Full driving licence.

Any ex-military would be ideal!

Role involves:

  • Ensure the continuous functionality of all navigation systems sensors including but not limited to radar transceivers, antenna and associated gearboxes, radios, AIS base stations, microwave links, CCTV, warning lights, tide gauges and meteorological sensors to enable the port to operate safely.
  • Diagnose and resolve faults, including complex technical issues, across the full range of sensors in a professional and timely manner.
  • Escalate issues promptly to appropriate colleagues, management team or suppliers as necessary.
  • Ensure actions taken are logged, root causes are investigated and understood, and future requirements are captured.
  • Install, monitor, and maintain equipment relating to the navigation systems sensor estate.
  • Contribute to the development and creation of maintenance and replacement plans for in-field equipment.
  • Research and specify replacement equipment and assist with the procurement and assessment of new equipment, services and / or systems.
  • Project manage equipment replacement projects or provide a significant contribution as a key member of a project team.
  • Create, update and maintain technical documentation, change control, approval and asset records.

Please send your most up to date CV to me ASAP!

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