Grafton Technology

Radiation Engineer

Job Reference: GTL-2020-01-103

Location: Guildford, United Kingdom


Our client is looking for a Radiation Engineer who will be responsible for Spacecraft through to component level radiation/materials design and analysis solutions on Low Earth Orbit, Geostationary Earth Orbit, and interplanetary missions, studies and bids. Working within the Engineering Services Team - a multi-disciplined team working on fast-paced projects to deliver practical solutions on schedule and within budget. This requires a dedicated, innovative and pragmatic approach combined with good numerical analysis skills.


Key Purpose of the Job:

  • Ionising radiation protection design and development
  • Perform characterisation of the radiation environment using appropriate software tools
  • Interpret the radiation environment into engineering specifications 
  • Direct and support test campaigns on new technologies/devices
  • Materials assessment


Position Responsibilities:

Support to Engineering Services Team activities including but not limited to: 

  • Radiation hardness assurance 
  • Analysis of ionising radiation environment
  • Parts approval activities 
  • Assessment of materials reaction to radiation
  • Radiation verification testing 

Materials Assessment to the space environment 

  • Vacuum - outgassing etc 
  • Ionising radiation effects 
  • Update and maintain the radiation test database 
  • Examine in-orbit assets to support understanding of component / unit behaviour in the space environment 
  • Support production of guidelines for engineers for different radiation environments, parts selection approach etc. 
  • Interfacing with projects, system, subsystem and unit engineers as appropriate throughout mission lifecycle 

Minimum Education requirements: 
  • A good Degree in Physics, Engineering or appropriate vocational qualifications

Essential Skills and Experience:
 
  • Experience in the space industry
  • Experience in radiation analysis 
  • Familiarisation with numerical analysis tools 
  • Space mission and system level experience, including interfacing to other disciplines such as Mechanics, EEE, PA, AOCS, Propulsion, AIT and Operations 
  • Relevant engineering experience
  • Good science/engineering knowledge
  • A system level understanding of engineering principles 
  • Excellent verbal communications and presentations skills 
  • Excellent writing skills with an ability to generate quality technical documentation 
  • Excellent organisational and team working skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • High level of self-motivation 
  • Able to demonstrate company mindsets; accountability, one team, customers and projects rule and audacity


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