Spacecraft Systems Engineer Team Lead – Space Sustainability – Oxford Ref# TT292

  • South East, Oxford, UK
  • £9999 - £99999 per annum, Benefits: Benefits
  • Permanent
  • TT292

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leader in Space and Satellite sustainability, a dynamic and rapidly growing technology innovator who are making hugely positive contributions to the growing problem of orbital space debris.
They require a Spacecraft Systems Engineer Team Lead – Space Sustainability to be responsible for line managing members of the team as well as taking the lead on project work. Therefore, you need to be a senior engineer with hands-on experience of working on spacecraft systems and be at a level where you can come in and start contributing to the projects straight away.
Responsibilities for the Spacecraft Systems Engineer Team Lead – Space Sustainability:

  • Line management of team members. This includes helping resolve blockers to their work, prioritising their work, conducting appraisals and conducting probation reviews.
  • Planning the technical work for the systems team members. Assigning tasks appropriately and effectively taking team member skillsets and abilities in to account
  • Overall responsibility for the technical output of the people being managed
  • Identify skillset and headcount/labour shortfalls in context of current and upcoming team workload
  • Support recruitment by reviewing CVs and conducting interviews for positions in your team
  • Create a plan to address the development needs of the existing team members
  • Support engineering technical work performed by the team including:
    • The development of spacecraft mission and system design including requirements derivation and CONOPS definition.
    • Rapid feasibility studies into different scenarios and architectures
    • Performing mission analysis and modelling of spacecraft missions as well as Trade-off and control platform systems budgets e.g. mass, power, data, fuel.
    • Maintaining the configuration control of systems work and documentation
    • Coordinate with other teams at sub-system and system level to define development and verification plans.
    • Assist with bid work, providing technical solutions and documentation.

Skills required by the Spacecraft Systems Engineer Team Lead – Space Sustainability:

  • Experience in leading work packages and small engineering projects.
  • At least 5 years work experience as a systems engineer for a spacecraft mission
  • Knowledge of the systems and project engineering lifecycle from requirements definition through to verification, including experience of leading or planning for project review gates in satellite engineering
  • Experience in mission and systems architecture definition and CONOPS, especially understanding of both space and ground segment interaction.
  • Diploma; bachelor or master’s degree in systems engineering, electrical engineering, or another relevant discipline.

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