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Pre Sales Engineer

Job Title: Pre Sales Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Industry:
Salary: £260 - £300 per day + LTD Company
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1811-64_1544000990
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email: christopher.doyle@sitecgroup.com
Job Published: December 05, 2018 09:09

Job Description

Sitec are pleased to be offering the position of Pre Sales Engineer for our client based in Farnborough.

This is an opportunity to be part of the Zephyr project, this is a contract position for an initial 6 months and has a pay rate of £260-£300p/day Ltd DOE.

Airbus DS' Zephyr is a solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS), designed to complement the advantages of both satellites and classic unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Flying in the stratosphere at an altitude of around 65.000 ft, HAPS offer a high, inherently stable vantage point unaffected by air traffic and weather and thus enable numerous unique remote-sensing or communication services. Combining long endurance and local footprint, HAPS quite literally fill the gap between satellites and today's UAVs. By day Zephyr flies on solar power generated by paper-thin solar cells covering its 23-metre wingspan which drive its two small propellers and charge up lithium-sulphur batteries which power the craft during the night-time.

Zephyr is the state-of-the-art technology demonstrator of Airbus DS' HAPS programme. It holds three official world records including the longest endurance of any unmanned aircraft.

Description of the Job

To support Solutions Architecture / Pre Sales team for all aspects of the delivery of very light-weight payloads for the Zephyr series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) including specification, design, build/manufacture, and integration into the Zephyr platform.

Tasks and Accountabilities

Outline Job Profile
* Translating customer user requirements into technical solutions
* Provide advice and guidance to payload suppliers on optimal integration solution for a Zephyr platform
* Working with customers and suppliers provide technical summaries on Zephyr platform and payload capabilities
* Provide input into the payload development strategy and roadmaps
* To ensure the stakeholders clearly understand the requirements for the and the capabilities of the payloads
* To liaise with the other subsystems teams such as power and propulsion to ensure that the best overall solution for the Zephyr system is being implemented
* To manage the integration of payloads onto Zephyr to ensure mission success
* Ensures the Zephyr Product Assurance (PA), design and verification standards are met
The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

This role will involve frequent travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.
Accountabilities
* Accountable Pre Sales Engineering Manager
Qualifications / Experience
Some of the following experience/skills are anticipated
* Familiarity with engineering methodologies for harsh environments
* Technical ability / familiarity with some of the following payload types
* RF communications
* Optical and IF surveillance
* ESM and Sigint
* Data communications
* Sales and marketing support Customer facing skills
* Development of working procedure compatible with regulatory approval
* Production of documentation including Test Plans, Test Schedules
* Liaising with the software developers and hardware engineers to identify / resolve anomalous behaviour
* Strong communication skills to engage with management & technical colleagues
* Ability to work to demanding time-scales
* A familiarity with the configuration control tools and code configuration strategies
* Subcontractor management
* Sales and marketing support Customer facing skills
* Production of documentation including Test Plans, Test Schedules
* Liaising with the software developers and hardware engineers to identify / resolve anomalous behaviour
* Strong communication skills to engage with management & technical colleagues
* Ability to work to demanding time-scales
* A familiarity with the configuration control tools and code configuration strategies

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.