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Spacecraft Operations Engineer

  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £38 - £40 per hour + Ltd
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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About the job

Sitec have an exciting requirement for a Spacecraft Operations Engineer for our client based in Stevenage. This is a contract role for an initial 6 months with a pay rate of £40 p/hr Ltd.

Job Summary

A Spacecraft Operations and FDIR (Failure Detection, Isolation and Recovery) engineer is required to support the Operations & FDIR team leader to fulfil operationsrelated activities on a major Satellite project for which AirbusDS is Prime Contractor.

Job Profile of Spacecraft Operations Engineer

Responsibilities will include support to the following;

Operations and safety synthesis

  • Operational scenario definition and analysis
  • Spacecraft operational constraints identification and analysis
  • System FDIR consolidation and fine tuning
  • Mission Operations timeline definition
  • System TM and TC budgets
  • Ground processing requirements definition

Project and customer interface

  • Participation in project technical and progress meetings
  • Participation to system and equipment reviews
  • Provision of inputs to system progress report

System SW definition

  • Provision of System Software Specification inputs to SW architect.
  • Review of SW architecture, design and test documentation

Spacecraft User Manual (SUM)

  • SUM preparation and maintenance
  • Definition of nominal and contingency Flight Operational Procedures

Spacecraft testing

  • Operations and FDIR validation plan and corresponding test results assessment
  • Support customer (Space agency) during System Validation Tests preparation and execution
  • Provision of Operations Support during spacecraft AIT/AIV including system test definition and execution

Inflight operations

  • Supporting the operation centre during LEOP and commissioning phase (including the prelaunch simulation campaigns)
  • Inflight performance verification and data analysis

Skills/Experience Required of Spacecraft Operations Engineer


  • Previous experience of spacecraft operations preparation activities or spacecraft in flight operations
  • Excellence in spoken and written communication


  • Familiarity with the ECSS operations related standards, especially the Telemetry and Telecommand Packet Utilisation Standard
  • Experience of interfacing with customer teams
  • Systems Thinking
  • Requirements Development
  • System Architecture
  • General Systems IV&V
  • Lean in Engineering

Education & Training

The successful candidate will have a degree in a related subject such as engineering, physics or mathematics.

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