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Communications Systems Engineering Consultant

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

Become part of the team

Communications Systems Engineering Consultant

Full time/Permanent; Melbourn, Herts, UK

Competitive remuneration package that includes annual bonus scheme, private healthcare, travel allowance and more!


Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the Team

The Electronics team at PA is an established core function of our product design and engineering capability, primarily based at our technology centre in Melbourn, but also includes specific sites across the UK with close ties to the defence and security community.  Made up of around fifty individuals, the group focuses on areas such as IoT/Wireless communications, medical devices/advance diagnostics, robotics and automation and integrates heavily with our software, data and mechanical engineering teams.  If you love technology and the chance to apply your skills to a wide variety of technical problems, then this may be the opportunity you have been looking for.

What we're looking for

What we’re looking for

Primarily supporting our Defence and Security client base, we are looking for an electronics specialist who has a strong understanding of communication systems and their development/implementation.  You should have direct experience delivering these types of projects using established systems engineering tools and practices.  In return you will get autonomy and variety, with the opportunity to drive your career and technical knowledge into areas you feel most enthused by.

Technical Skills:

  • A strong understanding of wireless communication systems.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and requirements capture.
  • Proven track record of architecting wireless communication systems, ideally within the defence and security market.
  • Knowledge of air interface protocols.
  • End to end communication system analysis and use of modelling tools.
  • Good understanding of the regulatory landscape and designing for compliance with appropriate standards.

Personal Qualities:

  • Good communication skills, written and oral.
  • Comfortable in presenting and explaining technical material.
  • Ability to work both in a team environment or independently.
  • Ability to travel and work on client sites across the UK


  • Degree qualified – minimum 2:1 (Electronic Engineering, Communication Systems or related subject)
  • Chartered engineer (optional).


  • Required - Current security clearance or meeting the requirements of attaining security clearance.

We have an enviable record support the defence and security community and our innovations and project support help the UK stay ahead in this highly competitive space.  If you love innovation and solving real world technology problems, then please apply!




  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance 
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com