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Principal Communications Consultant

Principal Communications Consultant



Salary to be discussed


The role requires a dynamic individual with strong technical expertise to be responsible for successfully applying technical knowledge and innovation to the development of current and future military-specific communications systems.

Working to help our clients deliver major UK communications and information systems, using your technical knowhow and skills to advise, formulate and de-risk procurement options.  You will engage directly with clients, stakeholders, senior management and industry to gather information and shape views using technical evidence, analysis and sound judgement.


As Principal Engineer you will lead, plan and structure your team’s work, engage with relevant customers and stakeholders and report to the Project Manager on progress to ensure the requirements of work packages are delivered in the allocated timescales.  The post holder will lead, or provide advice, on the design and development of communication systems across the communications spectrum. 


The ideal candidate is a chartered engineer holding an engineering or science degree, with more than ten years' experience of communications systems and architectures.  System knowledge should include Line of Site, Beyond Line of Site, Mobile Technologies and management systems.  Existing Technical knowledge of military systems and current satellite technology is highly desirable. The candidate will have leadership, analytical and communication skills, with the ability to communicate concisely in written and verbal form at both an engineering level and with both senior management and their own team.


Knowledge and Skills required:

Qualified to degree level in an Engineering or Communications discipline.

Able to lead teams of technical experts.

Have sound knowledge of the engineering development life cycle, from requirements capture to user acceptance, along with the associated system engineering and system integration activities appropriate to communication systems.

Be able to identify emergent issues and risks around architectural approaches and technology maturity and supply.

To innovate pragmatic solutions within time pressured development and integration programmes.

Existing knowledge of current satellite technology and systems is highly desirable.

Experience of working on military programmes is desirable.

The candidate will have analytical and communication skills, with the ability to communicate concisely in written and verbal form at both an engineering level and with senior management.


For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.

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