Senior Lead AIT Engineer (M/F)

  • Company : Capital International Staffing
  • Localisation : Surrey - Grand Londres, Royaume-Uni
  • Position : Senior Lead AIT Engineer
  • Type of Contract : Permanent contract
  • Date of publication : 2019-10-01
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Job Description


Key Tasks
*Work as a key member of the Core Project team, with the Project manager, AIT Manager and Systems Engineer to deliver fully tested payload and spacecraft.
*Manage test operators and responsible engineers activities on the payload or spacecraft in line with system level schedules and requirements, deputising these roles when required
*Provide documentation and present at design, test and project reviews for both internal and external audiences
*Facilitate and schedule for core AIT support equipment\'s
*Electrical Ground Support Equipment
*Mechanical Ground Support Equipment
*Test equipment definition
*Spacecraft and payload harness definition
*Ground Test cable definition
*Facilitate and schedule all AIT and EVT phase activities
*AIT Unit Integration and Test
*AIT System Integration and Test
*EVT test campaigns and logistics
*Implement Test Plans flowing down from system level requirements
*Unit level integration and testing plans at system level
*System and subsystem level Integration & Testing plans
*Implement test procedures flowing down from test plans and traceable to system level requirements
*Oversee and participate in system level testing
*Act as an expert spacecraft system operator
*Ensure engineering policies and practices are implemented on the project.
*Oversee and maintain tidiness and safe working practices in the AIT clean room
*Liaise with mission team and external customers
*Support ground segment commissioning and LEOP activities
Support of training programmes for both internal & customer engineers

Skills & Experience
*Degree or HND/HNC in engineering or science discipline
*Working with spaceflight hardware, including integrated system testing at spacecraft level
*Detailed test planning and scheduling
*Working with verification / validation of requirements
*Experience of managing test teams in very dynamic environments
*Experience working with high power Navigation or Communications payloads would be advantageous
*Good understanding of scripting and operation of EGSE systems advantageous
*Good software and database knowledge (C++, Visual Basic, Labview, PHP, Javascript and MySQL)
*Good general electrical & electronics background
*Knowledge and understanding of material usage in spaceflight environment
*Hands on knowledge and experience of electronic test equipment usage including RF / communications
*Proactive problem solver with drive to chase issues through to their conclusion
*Practical and proven hands-on abilities for both flight build as well as ground and development test activities
*Ability to manage larger work packages or projects and associated resourcing, planning and facility negotiations
*Good team working skills, together with the ability to interface with others at all levels
*Demonstrable strong attention to detail and ensuring that the finished sub-systems/systems will function as designed
*Strong judgment skill in order to work independently and effectively in ambiguous situations
*Familiar with Microsoft Office products, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel along with proficiency in use of Microsoft Project.
*Good communication and presentation skills
*Must be prepared to work irregular hours, weekends and shifts
*A flexible, pragmatic attitude to work, planning and interactions with others is required along with a well-developed sense of humour.
*Overseas travel is required in this role to support testing in customer premises & test facilities in locations worldwide
*Full, clean driving licence preferred
*Able to demonstrate company mindsets; accountability, one team, customers and projects rule and audacity
*Hold an EU based security clearance or have held in the last 5 years

Capital International Staffing Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Required profile


Space & Satellite | AIT | Electrical | EGSE | Software
  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term :
  • Experience Required : 5 to 10 years
  • Salary : £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
  • References : 20588_1569924861
  • Activity area : Aerospace Engineering

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