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Principal RF / Radio Systems Engineer - job post

TES Communication Solutions
Leyland PR25Hybrid remote
£60,000 a year - Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 3 days.

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  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Relocation assistance

Want to be a part of a team where a work / life balance is championed and wellbeing is a priority? We are looking to add a senior member of staff to our current team who will possess the ability to challenge ways of thinking, create innovative processes and help shape the future of the business. Utilise your skill and knowledge designing and implementing projects whilst leading a group of engineers by example and through mentoring and coaching.

One of our existing team members recently said, “ I love being able to influence the business by using the skills and knowledge I have gained over the years and having worked in National companies previously, it really is refreshing to be valued for the work I do whilst knowing that a work/life balance is taken seriously”.

Who are we…

TES is specialist provider of high tier, secure and sophisticated radio systems to support mission critical activities of some of the UKs best known and most prestigious organisations.

TES is an independent company, formed over 30 years ago,

We enjoy a strong sense of teamwork, both professionally and socially, and we work to a clear set of behaviours and values that align with our mission to be the communications partner of choice to clients who value quality, expertise and professionalism.

You will hold a senior role in the organisation and will influence how our company evolves and develops.

This role is for a Principal RF / Radio Systems Engineer to join a talented team, delivering highly technical, bespoke radio systems and projects.

Job Description:

  • Design and build bespoke RF/wireless technical solutions according to the customer requirements.
  • Configuration and test of Network devices (Switches/Routers), IT equipment (servers/PCs) individually and as part of the whole radio system in the assigned project.
  • Microwave links design, Ofcom licence applications and liaising with clients on technical issues.
  • Preparation of technical design documents, FAT & SAT documents.
  • Preparation code-plugs/fleet plans for customer requirements (Motorola & Tait).
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of telecommunication equipment from vendors such as Motorola and Tait.
  • Fault management with log analysis, defects debug and work around responsibility.
  • Business support: analysis and presentation of new products or solutions.
  • Providing technical support to the communication systems in major contracts.
  • Strong customer facing skills interfacing at various levels (technical and managerial) with high profile customers.
  • Share knowledge and understanding in a coherent fashion, a professional approach, especially with the customer, and to guide and support other members of the team through support and education.
  • Converse and engage at all levels with the ability to explain a technical solution to a non-technical audience
  • Lead by example and be an advocate for positive change
  • Work within the values and behaviours of TES and be passionate about being part of a forward thinking and proactive business.

Skills and Experience:

  • Highly experienced in the production of detailed RF/wireless systems including wide area, single and multi-site PMR/DMR radio, RFoF, DAS, and microwave links.
  • Expertise with radio prediction and design tools.
  • In-depth knowledge of radio networks and architectures as well as specific technologies. DMR (2 and 3), TETRA, MPT1327, point to point/multipoint microwave and Mesh/wireless broadband networks
  • Capable of providing IT networking configuration (WAN/LAN) along with appropriate IT/networking experience/qualification
  • Hands on experience of general and specific RF and IT lab equipment.
  • Highly experienced in commissioning wireless and fixed networks.
  • Experienced in analysing survey data as both a design validation and system commissioning tool.
  • Strong customer facing skills interfacing at various levels (technical, managerial, and commercial) with high profile customers.
  • Ability to share knowledge and understanding in a coherent fashion with a professional approach, especially with the client and to guide junior staff.
  • Able to technically lead a number of projects, working alongside the Project Manager, and within the principals of Prince2
  • Professionally qualified in an appropriate engineering or technical subject.
  • Work within the values and behaviours of TES and be passionate about being a part of a forward thinking and proactive business.

Behavioural Requirements:

Delivering Outcomes - Responsive to overcoming obstacles and issues to maintain focus and deliver excellent service.

Working Together - Demonstrates a 'can do' attitude, is highly approachable, recognised and respected for willingness to contribute and share expertise.

Communicating with Impact - Communicates clearly in an engaging manner which inspires and motivates others. Confident at influencing and negotiating effectively to achieve the best outcome.

Resilience - Flexible and adaptable to changing needs and responsibilities. Celebrates achievement of others and encourages the team to recognise success.

Honesty and Integrity - Plays a full and active part in building a positive culture, takes ownership and leads by example.

Emotional Awareness - Uses awareness of own and others strengths and limitations to help others achieve outcomes. Values people as individuals and considers the impact of their behaviour on others.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £60,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Performance bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Leyland PR25 4YA: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Radio RF: 10 years (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Leyland PR25 4YA

Reference ID: Principal RF / Radio Systems Engineer

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