Design Engineer

Role purpose

The position of Design Engineer will be to produce in-building system designs from initial requirements capture with the client, on-site design surveys, developing the most appropriate and cost-effective design using survey information and design experience and preparation of documentation fit for sharing with clients. The design include traditional DAS for large venues and enterprise small cells.


Key responsibilities

Carry out internal duties in the following areas:-


1. Act as the main interface into client with regard to the following areas under senior supervision:-

  • Prepare test equipment for surveys
  • Perform RF and Design Surveys for inbuilding systems – DAS or Small cells
  • Perform RF Modelling and design using iBwave or RanPlan
  • Review results, drawings and reports conducted by others
  • Perform design criteria/requirements, system dimensioning, link budget and traffic analysis
  • Complete RAMS and abide by company H&S policy
  • Daily update to Design Manager on progress and raise issues swiftly
  • Update project managers and co-ordinators as required
  • Request test equipment and materials required for site surveys
  • Advise of any issues with Test Equipment and Materials
  • Complete any Handover Packs, Post Integration Reports and Design Reports on agreed timescales and report templates
  • Provide estimated effort and resources required for particular tasks
  • Update the project folder on the network drive as appropriate

2. Carry out internal duties in the following areas:-

  • To assist in the smooth running of the office, this may involve administration duties
  • To assist other departments as requested by the Head of Engineering and as may be necessary from time to time
  • Updating any internal reporting system as required
  • Informing the Project Manager as and when any work is completed and needs invoicing
  • Familiarisation of all company documentation, especially ISO procedures

3. Be responsible for the following:-

  • Acting professionally and in the best interests of the company at all times
  • Time management of both yourself and any subordinate
  • Maintaining good client relations
  • Where a company vehicle is available the overall vehicle condition together with servicing and maintenance requirements
  • The condition of any equipment supplied for the job together with the safe returning of any equipment on request
  • Making management aware of any training requirements outside of normal training
  • Finance management through expense sheets and timesheets

4. Health and Safety related responsibilities:-

  • Take reasonable care of the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your work
  • Properly use and not interfere with anything provided to safeguard your health and safety
  • Cooperate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters
  • Report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person
  • Ensure that risk assessments are current and effective
  • Ensure employees are working in accordance with safe systems of work
  • Ensure the workplace is kept clean and tidy and free of obstructions
  • Ensure adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) are available
  • Ensure accidents and near issues are reported and properly investigated


Knowledge and experience

  • Experience of in-building design tools such as iBwave or RanPlan
  • Experience with survey capture and analysis tools such as TEMS investigation, TEMS Discovery, Nemo
  • Some experience of RF interference troubleshooting, using PIM testers, cable testers would be ideal
  • Experience of Carrier Wave testing, post-integration testing, existing coverage testing
  • Experience of producing detailed design reports


 (The above list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and the job holder may be required to do other duties from time to time for which they are reasonably qualified.)


Candidate profile

The successful candidate must have:

  • Ability to communicate technical details to a non-technical audience as well as strong verbal skills in relation to dealing with clients
  • High degree of accuracy and organisation skills
  • Ability to adhere to pre-agreed timescales and SLAs
  • Ability to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications – including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Microsoft Project would be good but not essential.
  • Clean driving licence
  • Ability to do walk tests whilst carrying test equipment
  • Good time planning
Paddington, London
to £45,000 pa
Point of contact: 
John Foley
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