Senior Systems Engineer
Job Reference: GTL-2018-12-101
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom

Key Purpose :

Provide technical lead and / or system engineering from bid support through to on orbit support for all types of space mission from LEO to GEO and beyond.

Key Tasks :
  • System engineer/technical lead on missions from contract negotiations through to launch and operations
  • To work as part of a team to perform mission and system design for missions ranging from LEO to GEO and beyond
  • System level design of space and ground segments including requirements analysis, sensitivity analysis, mission analysis and design trade-offs
  • To work as part of a team in the production of concepts of operations for missions
  • Conduct customer-facing meetings and presentation at all project stages
  • Preparation of presentation materials and reports to a high standard for all phases of the project
  • Working with the Sales and Engineering teams in support of bid/tender activities to generate technical solutions for a variety of customers
  • Support/ lead studies for a variety of customers. Management of these studies to meet technical requirements, and to cost and schedule

    Key Skills, Attributes and Experience:  

    A good 1st degree or equivalent in Engineering, Physics or Maths

    • Experience as a technical lead on a space mission project
    • Proven experienced spacecraft Systems Engineer
    • Experience of designing space missions starting from end-user requirements (ideally cradle to grave)
    • Experience of designing and analysing space and ground segments to the sub-system level
    • Ideally with experience of downstream spacecraft level testing
    • Ideally with system experience of commissioning
    • Experience in requirements and verification management
    • Excellent technical writing and presentation (generating and delivering) skills
    • Good knowledge or awareness of orbit analysis, constellation configurations, RF link analysis, system budgets, operations, ground segment, space environment and satellite mechanical and electrical architectures
    • Good knowledge of a wide range of satellite applications, e.g. Earth observation, communications, science etc
    • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales
    • Good knowledge of requirements management
    • Good knowledge of FMECA’s and FDIR design
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Excellent knowledge of STK and Matlab or equivalent analysis tools
    • Hands on familiarity with environmental testing (eg vibration and thermal vacuum tests)
    • Good knowledge of assembly and test methods for space flight equipment
    • Some knowledge of MS Project or equivalent planning tool