Satellite AIT Electrical Systems Engineer Ref# V-32590

  • South East, Hertfordshire, UK
  • £29.89 - £39.55 per hour
  • Interim/Contract
  • V-32590

Holt Executive are supporting a global leader in space technology development. Our client specialises in crafting satellite structures and propulsion systems, as well as world-leading digital processed payloads.

As a Satellite AIT Electrical Systems Engineer (Contract), you’ll be instrumental in designing and executing rigorous test procedures and sequences. This crucial role ensures the spacecraft’s systems and instruments perform flawlessly.

Additionally, you’ll contribute to comprehensive test reports and actively participate in reviews, ensuring every aspect meets stringent standards and addresses any non-conformances. 

£29.89 Per Hour PAYE
£39.55 Per Hour Outside/Umbrella

Key Responsibilities for the Satellite AIT Electrical Systems Engineer (Contract):

  • Designing and performing electrical and functional tests on a variety of subsystems (power, comms, data handling, AOCS, system control and FDIR) on test benches and spacecraft.
  • Writing and executing electrical integration procedures to electrically verify and connect the equipment during the build of the spacecraft.
  • Interpretation of electrical, functional and system test requirements from test specifications
  • Provide test solutions to meet the test specification requirements, from planning and kick-off meetings, through test sequence coding, procedure preparation and debugging to execution.
  • To provide technical inputs to project test reviews (Test Readiness Reviews, Post Test Reviews, Test Review Boards and Non-Conformance Review Boards)
  • Preparing and executing spacecraft system investigations in line with actions from Non-Conformance Review Boards (NRBs).
  • Support Spacecraft systems functional and performance tests during environmental tests (Reference test, TVAC, Magnetic, EMC, functional and performance tests).
  • Use Digital Design and Manufacturing Systems (DDMS) to prepare and execute work instructions to support the testing.

Key Skills and Experience for the Satellite AIT Electrical Systems Engineer (Contract):

  • Degree in an Electrical Engineering related discipline or relevant experience in a similar role >5 years.
  • Current hands-on experience in writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft tests from the Central Checkout System (CCS). 
  • Test sequence writing and debugging in a bespoke language (C and Java knowledge would be an advantage)
  • Competent in the use of various test equipment used for electrical measurements, e.g., DMM, oscilloscope, current probes, Data acquisition unit, and data bus monitors (1553 MilBus probes/analysers) would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the operation of a variety of spacecraft subsystems and overall system (power, comms, data handling, AOCS, system control and FDIR)
  • Knowledge and experience of spacecraft systems and subsystem testing are essential, e.g., Data Handling, Packet Utilisation Standard, Data Bus Communications – 1553, SpaceWire, CAN bus, Power systems, FDIR.

If your skills and experience match this Satellite AIT Electrical Systems Engineer (Contract) opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 












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