Interoperable, ultra-low profile, high-gain satcom on the move


Manufacturing and Operations Engineer

A Manufacturing and Operations Engineer is required to lead the manufacturing and supply chain aspects of our Aerospace RF Antenna and Electrical product development. Providing the engineering team with a focused lead for manufacturing, assembly, procurement and supply-chain, during the developmental project phases. Assisting design engineering with design for manufacture, external supply-chain liaison, development assembly management and supplier development. The small and dynamic nature of the engineering team allows for this role to be multi-disciplined and range from production planning and strategic supplier engagement through to detailed hardware design and development.

Look up and lock on to a bigger future, fast

As the original disruptors in solid-state satcom-on-the-move antenna, Hanwha Phasor is rewriting the book on phased arrays. It’s one of the toughest challenges in satcom. And, so far, we are the only team to demo multi-axis capability in real world conditions.

Now we’re closing in our goal: active electronically-steered antennas (AESA) for super-fast, super-reliable connectivity—GEO, of course, but LEO, MEO and HEO too.

Our inventive combination of digital and analogue architectures enables highest performance gain for lowest power and lowest profile, while our modular approach enables configurable apertures for the full range of enterprise customers on the move – in the air, on land or at sea.

Backed by Hanwha Systems, the Korean technology giant with a growing presence in global satcom, we are attracting formidable partners: we have appointed a world-class, global manufacturing partner, and two of the world’s best FABs are working on our chips.

So, what does that mean for you? All the fast-paced opportunity you’d expect from a challenger, plus the systems, processes and investment you’d want from an established industry leader.

Technical responsibilities

  • Assist the Hardware Engineering team to optimise their designs for PCB fabrication, assembly and test. Participate in design reviews to understand component selection and flag any potential sourcing issues.
  • Lead the engineering procurement and supply chain activities, liaising with electrical and mechanical suppliers to deliver development builds to the engineering verification team; on-time to schedule.
  • Build relationships with strategic suppliers to understand there processes in support of the optimisation of or design for Manufacture
  • Lead the in-house manufacturing and assembly activities to deliver development builds to the engineering verification team; on-time to schedule.
  • Manage development product manufacture and commissioning, through Product Lifecycle Management and Configuration Management tools.
  • Support the wider technical deliverables required for product development, lifecycle management, operations process development, peer reviews and procurement support.

Organisational responsibilities

  • Work with and lead engineering teams across multiple disciplines to produce engineering development assemblies for integration and testing.
  • Take responsibility for multi-disciplinary engineering projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports.
  • Management of subcontractors for manufacturing and supply-chain development.
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility to deliver what is needed.
  • Excellent communication skills and team working. Flexible can-do attitude.

Essential qualifications and skills

  • A good first or Upper 2nd Class degree (BEng/MEng) in Engineering or equivalent work-based qualifications.
  • 5+ years in manufacturing and development of electronics systems products.
  • Experience of manufacturing and procurement for communications equipment, preferably for commercial mobile platforms (airborne, marine or road vehicles).
  • Expert knowledge of 6 Sigma, APQP and PPAP
  • Expirence of working with outsourced manufacturing partners


  • Design of electronics PCBs for complex RF systems.
  • Production leadership and quality assurance of complex electrical and electronics assemblies.
  • Aware of the latest industry trends, able to influence component selection at the design stage.
  • Experience of electronics component supply-chain liaison, management and risk mitigation.
  • Understanding of the PCB fabrication and assembly process in a volume manufacturing environment.

All the benefits you'd expect from an industry leader

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4X annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training – continuing professional development to enable our people to succeed
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP

Overseas candidates welcome, generous relocation package

  • Sponsorship available on some roles – check vacancies
  • Visa application support and advice for you and your dependants
    • Full access to immigration consultant to assist with application process
    • Visa fees paid in full for employee + up to three dependants
  • Immigration health surcharge (IHS) covered for employee and up to three dependants for the length of the visa
  • Interest-free loans for employees with no prior UK residency – to help with essential purchases on arrival
  • Ongoing advice, support group and buddy scheme with other employees who have recently moved to the UK

London Technology Centre:

  • Based in modern, open-plan offices in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, with great views of the City of London from several spacious balconies with outdoor seating.
  • Excellent transport connections: Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras overground stations within walking distance; Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a five-minute walk.
  • Showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. Workspace networking and social events throughout the year.
  • With the City, Covent Garden and Embankment close by, there's plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.
  • Leather Lane street food market is right on our doorstep, with the usual chains close by.

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