Systems Engineer

Position: Systems Engineer
Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom

Who You Are:
As a Systems Engineer, you bring a wealth of experience in designing, developing, building, or operating small spacecraft. You thrive in collaborative environments and excel in delivering projects to diverse clients, including institutional, academic, and commercial entities. Flexibility is your forte, enabling you to adapt swiftly in fast-paced settings. You take pride in your work and maintain a polished and professional demeanor when interfacing with clients, suppliers, and partners.

You hold at least a degree-level qualification in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline. Your expertise spans various domains, including:
– Systems Engineering within small satellite programs, preferably throughout the project lifecycle.
– Technical proficiency in delivering complex systems, software, and/or electronic hardware.
– Hands-on experience in spacecraft Assembly, Integration, and Testing (AIT) and/or operations.
– Involvement in delivering space technology, conducting space mission studies, or leading R&D projects.
– Providing technical pre-sales support during bid activities.
– Collaboration within multi-disciplinary teams and interfacing with external clients.
– Reporting project progress to internal stakeholders and familiarity with Space Standards (e.g., ECSS) or the UK Space Industry.

Skills:
– Proficient in utilizing technical modeling tools like MatLab, STK, and CAD software.
– Mastery of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
– Strong programming skills in Python, Java, and/or C/C++.
– Comfortable working within project delivery and bid teams.

Your Role:
As a Systems Engineer, your primary focus will be on designing, developing, and building small spacecraft. While project delivery remains paramount, you may also provide bid support and undertake other reasonable responsibilities as needed by the business. You're encouraged to stay updated on developments within the space industry and identify opportunities for business and technological advancement proactively.

Responsibilities:
– Coordinating and managing technical inputs for spacecraft design and development from internal and external stakeholders, including payload providers, subcontractors, customers, and regulatory authorities.
– Defining and managing requirements from Mission and System Level down to subsystem and equipment levels, with guidance from senior team members.
– Tracking requirements throughout project delivery and managing technical budgets and margins.
– Overseeing spacecraft interfaces, test harnesses, and ground support equipment.
– Leading Validation and Verification activities at subsystem and system levels.
– Collaborating with project managers on schedules, risk management plans, and budget management.
– Providing technical support during bid activities and consultancy projects.
– Supporting spacecraft operations as needed.