Spacecraft Operations Engineer

Job Title: Spacecraft Operations Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £38 - £40 per hour + Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1810-92_1545903355
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 27, 2018 09:35

Job Description

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 operations-related activities on a major Satellite project for which Airbus-DS 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

In-flight operations

* Supporting the operation centre during LEOP and commissioning phase (including the pre-launch simulation campaigns)
* In-flight 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.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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