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Spacecraft Operations Engineer

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

£38 - £40 per hour + Ltd


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

    • 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.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

Posted 117 days ago

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