Propulsion Test Engineer

Job Title: Propulsion Test Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: Up to £25 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000019854_1570439401
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 07, 2019 10:10

Job Description

Sitec currently have an opportunity for a Propulsion Test Engineer to join our client based in Stevenage. This is a contract role for an initial 12 months and has a pay rate of £25p/hr Ltd plus a generous shift uplift when on launch campaigns.

JOB SUMMARY: Performs Testing and Launch support of Propulsion Systems and components from preparation of equipment and documentation, testing and recording of data to reporting. Working on multiple projects and often offsite


* Perform test & launch services activities to strict quality and technical requirements.
* Organise equipment logistics to provide support to specific projects as required.
* Provide support to other projects as required when not required for their specific project
* Support RDWR's
* Produce and implement process improvements within the department
* Support the writing of documentation required for test phases, including: Technical Notes, Test procedures and Test Reports
* Provide feedback to process owners to ensure test methods are consistent.
* Support Lessons Learned exercises
* Working as part of a small, specialist team within a multi-disciplined project department.
* Manufacture, maintain and operate ground support equipment specific to the requirements of the propulsion system.


* A background in an aerospace engineering environment, preferably within the space sector
* Some level of mechanical skills and relevant experience.
* Able to work overtime and occasional shifts, as and when required.
* Process and Quality driven approach with high attention to detail.
* High self-motivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi project basis.
* Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Good time management.
* Must be prepared to travel abroad frequently and occasionally for extended periods (4-6 weeks).
* Demonstrate strong team player trait
* Must be able to read, understand and follow Engineering drawings and schematics.
* PC literacy (Microsoft Office and other popular PC based applications).
* Experience using hand tools and some mechanical practical experience
* Writing reports and technical documents
* Comfortable working with high pressure gases and hazardous substances


* A dynamic, enthusiastic and committed individual with demonstrated experience of working under pressure to tight schedule requirements.
* Previous experience of operating high pressure inert gas systems
* Relevant experience of Satellite Propulsion test & Launch Services
* Experience of a mechanical engineering/Aerospace environment is beneficial


* An Engineering biased Degree


Day shifts on site - various shifts on launch campaign
Overseas launch campaigns for several weeks at a time several times a year

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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