Space Segment Engineer (A2ZD16747)
at UKSA , London

Location: London

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £1000 Ltd

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: Space Segment Engineer
CV Submission Deadline: Tuesday 10th September @ 12.00
Location: London
Duration: until 31/03/2020
Daily Rate: Up to £1000 Ltd
Security Clearance: SC
IR35 IN/OUT Scope: Out of Scope


Key Tasks and Deliverables:

The Space Segment Engineer, reporting to the Space Segment Lead will support the technical delivery of the space segment architecture, ensuring the Space Segment Contractor is performing and delivering the required tasks, ensuring that the space segment is correctly and coherently integrating into the Ground Control Segment and at the system level. The Space Segment Engineer will also support Launch and dispenser activities, concepts, proposals, interfaces and specifications. In addition, the Space Segment Engineer is expected to have a role in technical risk management and to support any technical aspects of the space architecture including supporting the development of system and sub-system engineering test beds.

There will be close working relationships with the Technical Director, Chief System Engineer, Chief System Architect and other segment leads as well as the Technical Design Authority.

High Level responsibilities/deliverables

Supporting the technical oversight of UK GNSS Space Level activities, reporting to the Space Segment Lead

Ensuring and supporting effective integration of the space architecture across space, ground, operations, and system segment activities and products; hardware and software

Developing and supporting system integration requirements from the space perspective

Applying lessons learned from similar space architecture system, ideally GNSS, efforts to ensure successful definition, planning and development

Interacting and collaborating with contractor(s) and government leads to ensure that all space level interface requirements are consistent with those of other segments

Supporting the UK GNSS programme to define, capture, and maintain the system level technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the EDDP and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes.

Developing, documenting, executing, integrating and evolving engineering processes as required to support the design and development of the space segment within the EDDP

Support to preparation of ITTs and other relevant technical documentation

Developing briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of UK GNSS EDDP

Experience Required:

Active SC clearance, willing to undertake DV clearance

Knowledge of GNSS theory and practice

3+ years of demonstrated engineering experience within the space segment of a space programme. Must demonstrate experience of platform and payload development, launcher integration and dispenser development. Knowledge of ECSS

[Ideally] Experience of leading open architecture system development efforts throughout the entire systems engineering lifecycle

Experience, knowledge and understanding of the Enterprise Architect and DOORS tools

Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.

Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.

Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as organisational skills.

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent is required in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Physics, or similar.