Support Staff Employment Opportunity

High Frequency Radio Systems Engineer

Department of Physics UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#103-17.18Closing Date:November 30, 2017 4:30PM
Employment Group:A.P.T.Salary or Rate:$61,053 - $85,475 Per Annum
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)Term until March 31, 2020Funding:External Funding

Additional Notes

*Note: Flexibility with working hours including an ability and willingness to travel is required to remote field locations during potentially adverse environmental conditions in Canadian High Arctic.


This position will be focused on Research and Development of High Frequency Radio Systems (HFRS) maintenance of Ionosondes, and develop and maintain scientific and control software, and provide a wide variety of Engineering and technical support to our research team, students, and the wider scientific community. The position will be the primary contact with our external partners in the ongoing development of HFRS.
Representative Responsibilities
·    Conduct scheduled preventative maintenance of highly sensitive HFRS scientific equipment in remote Arctic locations.
·    Adjust, align, replace or repair electronic equipment, assemblies, and components following equipment manuals and schematics, using soldering tools and other hand and small power tools.
·    Working knowledge of IP networking, video, and other data protocols for use in communication systems.
·    Primary HFRS contact with outside agencies R&D scientists associated with program (CSA, Trimble, DND, NAV CANADA, Nunavut Airport Authority, etc).
·    Provide technical support, guidance and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students’ research activities.
·    Co-supervision of other project personnel ensuring contract milestone and deliver dates are met.
·    Deployment of equipment, which includes; direct liaising with government agencies; charter services for remote locations; travel and accommodation arrangements within treasury board budgetary constraints.
·    Lead the R&D on extending the existing automated autonomous operation and analysis capabilities of digital ionosondes; on-going analysis of the emerging related work in the field of HF transmission and communication; assessment of existing state-of-the-art techniques, design and development of new approaches for automated medium to long range signal propagation.
·    Lead the R&D on advancing development of existing technologies of HF detection and signal degradation mitigation strategies through deep understanding of the existing basic HF detection and mitigation framework; on-going literature review of the latest advancements in this field; design, implement and integrate advanced capabilities of the framework in the areas of detection, analysis and signal degradation mitigation.

·    BS/BE in Engineering or other technical field and 3 years of experience in Radio Frequency Systems or Masters Degree with specialization in RF systems. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
·    Must have P.Eng or be eligible to apply for P.Eng designation.
·    Possess a wide knowledge of radio equipment an techniques including; computer languages and software; electronics and electronic apparatus and frequency propagation.
·    Computer Proficiency specifically in MathLab/IDL, C , Python, Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and MS Project.
·    Ability to work independently while at the same time participating as an effective member in a team with different skill sets and be capable of working on a variety of projects while coordinating multiple priorities.
·    Excellent judgement, decision making and organizational skills required, strong analytical, written and verbal skills, problem solving and critical thinking is required.
·    Proven track record as a people manager, managing diverse, cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
·    Demonstrated understanding of an experience related to research, industrial or academic, and knowledge of commercialization.
** To be given consideration for this competition, you must demonstrate how, when and where you acquired the requirements outlined for this position. Your resume must present education and work experience in chronological order, with work experience detailed in both months and years, and whether it was part-time or full-time**


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.