Mission Concepts Engineer – Satellite Design & Missions

Harwell Campus, South Oxfordshire


Reference: BSR1490

Salary: £35-60,000

A truly exceptional opportunity for experienced Mission Concepts Engineer to join an exciting and rapidly expanding satellite company at Harwell, working on a range of missions and upcoming projects with large constellation providers.

As Mission Concepts Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Researching into, and development of, debris removal platforms or concepts from a technical and systems perspective.
  • Constructing different engineering product and service lines and trade-off requirements, CONOPS, key drivers and systems architectures to rapidly establish baselines.
  • Understanding both requirements and CONOPS across multiple service offerings and facilitate harmonisation across product lines.
  • Assist with future technology strategy in the development of roadmaps and plans.
  • Assist with bid work, providing technical solutions and documentation.

To be considered for the Mission Concepts Engineer role you will need to have:

  • Several years’ experience in systems engineering or research actively applied to real satellite missions or conceptual mission studies.
  • Experience in the systems and project engineering lifecycle from requirements definition through to verification.
  • Experience in mission and systems architecture definition and CONOPS, especially understanding of both space and ground segment interaction.
  • Experience in phase-0 or phase-A feasibility studies in satellite engineering where many solutions may be traded off in a rapid timeframe.
  • Good knowledge of a range of subsystems & engineering teams including: GNC (AOCS, ADCS), astrodynamics, C&DH / OBDH, EPS, RCS (propulsion), COM (communications), software, ground segment & operations.

Useful Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in systems, electrical, aerospace/mechanical, controls engineering.
  • An extended knowledge of the area around debris removal including: licensing, export, regulation, space law.
  • An extended knowledge in the area around past missions of relevance

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