Date posted: 11 Nov 2021

Securing success in some of the world’s most demanding environments isn’t just down to Chelton’s failsafe, pioneering technology. From aerospace and defence communications through to navigation and electronic warfare, it’s all driven by the people behind it.

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team.

That’s why we're on the look out for a Senior Antenna Design Engineer to join our elite workforce.

As a Senior Antenna Design Engineer you will work  on the design and development of communications, navigation and identification antennas. 

This role is an exciting opportunity to work with cutting edge technology across high performance aerospace platforms and will be responsible for developing and designing products, testing and modifying concepts to deliver the end solution. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing antennas
  • Documentation; writing technical reports 
  • Testing
  • Simulations
  • Product Development 
  • Experience of RF test instrumentation will be beneficial

Person Specification:

  • Experience and knowledge of antenna design 
  • Degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or a related subject would be preferable
  • Knowledge of RF, electromagnetic design and measurement techniques 
  • Beneficial for you to have familiarity with electromagnetic solver software (such as CST Microwave Studio or HFSS).
  • Experience of hardware prototyping would be beneficial
  • Willingness to face challenges and evolve knowledge of antenna design for airborne platforms


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Flexible benefits scheme including private medical insurance and cycle to work scheme#
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Flexible working
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow. 

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.