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Senior Flight Dynamics Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32495-1

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 Senior Flight Dynamics Engineer to be involved in critical missions, involving complex manoeuvres, approaching, and docking satellites and avoiding debris. The appointee will experience a range of orbital environments and scenarios as the company perform not only the standard operational lifecycle but also rendezvous, docking and separation activities. The role will include the design, development, testing and operations of the complete Flight Dynamics suite.

The company offer hybrid working and flexible hours, and you will join a team of highly talented engineers working on cutting edge technology, in their office and cleanroom facility in Oxford.

Responsibilities for the Senior Flight Dynamics Engineer:

  • Define flight dynamics requirements.
  • Participate in the design of the Flight Dynamics Systems.
  • Develop algorithms and software for specific FDS modules.
  • Be responsible for SSA processes: conjunction warning assessment, and collision avoidance manoeuvre planning, execution and evaluation.
  • Plan, support the execution of and evaluate the performance of, spacecraft orbital and attitude manoeuvres.
  • Support the design of the Ground Segment Concept of operations.
  • Perform required mission and system analysis studies, preparation of technical notes and attendance at technical meetings.
  • Perform routine and critical real-time operations.
  • Participate in 24/7 shifts (for mission phases) and on-call rotations, such that safe and efficient operations are ensured on a 24/7 basis.

Skills & Experience required by the Senior Flight Dynamics Engineer:

  • Right to work in the UK and eligible for a Security Clearance application (Mandatory).
  • University degree in aeronautics, computer science, software engineering, mathematics or relevant science discipline.
  • 5+ years’ commercial Space flight dynamics experience.
  • Experience in using simulation software MATLAB or similar.
  • Experience with Mission Analysis & requirements definition.

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working available (dependent on individual role requirements)
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)

 

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Senior Systems Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32496-1

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 Senior Systems Engineer be responsible for taking the lead on certain aspects of project work as well as mentoring other members of the team. The successful appointee will be a Senior Engineer with hands-on experience working on spacecraft systems, at a level where he/she can come in and start contributing to projects straight away.

The company offer hybrid working and flexible hours, and you will join a team of highly talented engineers working on cutting edge technology, in their office and cleanroom facility in Oxford.

Responsibilities for the Senior Systems Engineer:

  • Development of spacecraft mission and system design including requirements derivation and CONOPS definition.
  • Performing mission analysis and modelling of spacecraft missions.
  • Trade-off and control platform systems budgets e.g. mass, power, data, fuel.
  • Production of mission-level test and verification plans.
  • Production of mission-level FMECA, FTA and FDIR.

Skills & Experience required by the Senior Systems Engineer:

  • Right to work in the UK and eligible for a Security Clearance application (Mandatory).
  • Diploma; bachelor or master’s degree in systems engineering, electrical engineering or another relevant discipline.
  • At least 10+ years of commercial experience in a Systems Engineering role for satellite platform architecture.
  • 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 e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.
  • Experience in mission and systems architecture definition and CONOPS, especially understanding of both space and ground segment interaction.

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working available (dependent on individual role requirements)
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)

 

 

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Embedded Software Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32492-1

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 an Embedded Software Engineer to focus on flight software development for satellite onboard computers; defining solutions based on requirements, working with other subsystem teams on software needs, performing verification, integration, and test activities. Responsibilities will involve integrating Computer Vision and Guidance, Navigation and Control software into the flight software environment.

The company offer hybrid working and flexible hours, and you will join a team of highly talented engineers working on cutting edge technology, in their office and cleanroom facility in Oxford.

Responsibilities for the Senior Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Design, develop and validate onboard Flight Software.
  • Define ICDs, development and verification plans.
  • Coordinate with other teams at sub-system and system level to identify software needs and solutions.
  • Perform Flight Software verification, validation, and integration.
  • Participate in Mission System Test and Simulation campaigns.

Skills & Experience required by the Senior Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or relevant engineering / science discipline.
  • Experience in software development for real-time embedded systems (C/C++).
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies & embedded software engineering.
  • Experience of implementing real-time systems and software.

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working available (dependent on individual role requirements)
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)
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Senior Satellite Communications Systems Engineer

  • South East, Greater London, London, UK
  • £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits: Home-based working with limited on-site work
  • Permanent
  • V-32309-6

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a market leader across the Satellite Communications industry who are at the forefront of innovation throughout the space sector. To their world-wide partners, they offer unrivalled expertise to design, develop and operate state-of-the-art solutions and systems, covering the entire spectrum on the most exciting global projects in Satellite Communications. Innovation and ingenuity are the leading principles in everything that they do.

They require a versatile Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM to establish the requirements, design, capacity, performance, verification and operation of satellite communications networks for both commercial and defence customers. Their teams are expanding, and they are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM to provide technical and commercial expertise on exciting projects.

Ccompetitive salary based on experience, and home-based/remote working with limited on-site work in line with project requirements.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Carry out modelling and establish and validate requirements for satellites networks
  • End-to-end communications design and development incorporating RF systems, IP networks, OSS/BSS technology and development
  • Requirements analysis and assessment of supplier solutions
  • Communications system test strategy development and VV&T plan documentation and test execution in either ground or in-orbit test environments
  • Ground segment engineering/terminal design and development
  • Communications payload engineering design and test

Skills Required for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Good customer-facing and communication skills with ability to produce and present clear, concise and unambiguous presentations
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify key issues and to solve day-to-day challenges
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions to defined problems

Essential Experience for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Graduate with Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Space System Engineering, Electronics, Communications)
  • Experience in Satellite Communications systems engineering, with a knowledge of system design, ground segment design, satellite operations and payload engineering
  • Experience in IP networking, protocols and security of data
  • Thorough understanding of communications systems and associated engineering concepts
  • Experience in developing requirements systems design documentation, test plans and procedures and operational procedures
  • Knowledge of software development environments, languages and methodologies

Salary and Benefits for the Senior Systems Engineer – SATCOM:

  • Competitive salary package dependent on skills/experience plus a growing list of Company benefits
  • Home-based/remote working with limited on-site work in line with project requirements
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Aircraft Simulation Systems Engineer

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32494-1

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading technology innovator servicing the global aviation industry, offering cutting edge products to some of the biggest names in commercial aviation.

They currently require an Aircraft Simulation Systems Engineers with experience covering full development lifecycles to support integration and testing, fault finding, problem rectification, verification and validation on Avionics, Flight Controls, Autopilot and Simulation systems.

The appointees will play a pivotal role in the full lifecycle, from technical bidding and requirements analysis through to customer acceptance and post-delivery.

Responsibilities for the Aircraft Simulation Systems Engineers:

  • Support integration and testing, fault finding and problem rectification on Avionics, Flight Controls, Autopilot and Simulation systems
  • Responsible for the software design/modification using appropriate software languages
  • Playing a pivotal part in the full lifecycle; from technical bidding and requirements analysis through to customer acceptance and post-delivery
  • Support repeat activities on a programme as well as the implementation of new requirements

Experience required by the Aircraft Simulation Systems Engineers:

  • Proven Systems Engineering experience covering full development lifecycles; formal testing, verification and validation
  • Experience of CVS and/or Git software version control systems
  • Experience in real time software programming and integration (desirable)
  • Good C/C++ programming skills (desirable)

Benefits for the Aircraft Simulation Systems Engineers:

  • Flexible, condensed or reduced working hours considered
  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Flexible extras such as a health care cash plan, dental insurance, gym membership, critical illness cover and cycle to work scheme

 

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Mechanical Fitter

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £30000 - £35000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32456-3

Holt Executive are partnered with an innovative and leading design and manufacturing business that specialises in electro-optics and supplies to a variety of markets across the globe.

Our partner is seeking an experienced Mechanical Fitter to join the team to support all aspects of production and provide feedback and reports to the design team whilst collaborating on changes as required.  
 
Key Responsibilities for the Mechanical Fitter:

  • Prototype and production assembly of machines to engineering drawings and procedures.
  • Ensuring all modifications during the build process are documented and change request forms completed.
  • Liaise with production control when kits are incomplete.
  • Modifications to existing parts using hand tools and basic machine tools such as drills, lathes, and mills.
  • Manufacture of brackets, mounting plates and simple tooling.
  • Checking that all work meets quality and technical standards and communicate with the engineering team to resolve issues during the build.
  • Ensure that all documentation related to your work is kept accurate and up to date by specified standards.
  • Assist in maintaining the office and workshop in a clean and orderly state and ensure good project housekeeping/6S standards.
  • Ensure that all equipment is properly maintained and conduct evaluations of equipment as required.
  • Provide technical assistance to mechanical fitters where required.

Key Skills & Experience for the Mechanical Fitter:  

  • Previous experience in a Workshop or Production environment.
  • Have good problem-solving skills.
  • Familiar with and able to read technical drawings.

Company Benefits:
• Income Protection Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.
• Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
• Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
• Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
• Group Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
• Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across our sites to support and promote well-being.
• Regular Sports and social activities.
• Employee discounts scheme (inc access to an additional wellbeing hub).
• Recruitment recommendation bonus.
• Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.
• Great working environment with free, onsite car parking across all our locations.

 Security Clearance Requirements:
Due to the nature of our business, our staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement. Therefore, if successful, you will need to provide proof of identity, employment history and right to work in the UK, along with proof of UK residency for at least five years.

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Electronics Engineer

  • South East, Berkshire, Wokingham, UK
  • £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32476

Holt Executive are partnered with an innovative and leading design and manufacturing business that specialises in electro-optics and supplies to a variety of markets across the globe. Our partner is looking for an Electronics Engineer to work on a wide range of electro-optics products.

Are you an Electronics Engineer with a wealth of experience? Do you have a passion for technology, developing new products and thrive on seeing your efforts result in products with day-to-day use?

 Key Responsibilities for the Electronics Engineer:

  • Design, development and testing of electrical and electronic hardware.
  • FPGA development.
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams and production in the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Perform lab testing for verification and conformance of design outputs to meet the design inputs.
  • Be responsible for developing engineering reports to support new product designs, failure investigation and any other formal documentation to support customer requirements.
  • Manage engineering documentation in adherence to company quality procedures. Create and update design data, BOMs ECRs and other records ensuring accuracy.
  • Provide support for the production, test and field engineering teams.
  • Work with project managers and sales teams to provide time estimates for design activities and keep appraised of progress.
  • Support and assist the Sales Team in producing bids, proposals and quotations/sales literature.

 Key skills for the Electronics Engineer:

  • Degree in Electronics Engineering or similar engineering discipline.
  • Have some experience in the development of electrical and electronic hardware.
  • Have some experience in software development.

 Desirable skills:

  • Have experience in the Defence industry or similar sectors (for example, scientific equipment manufacturers, special purpose machine builders or high-end customisation companies).
  • Experience with analogue and digital video.
  • FPGA development.
  • PCB design.
  • EMC best practice.

 Company Benefits:

  • Income Protection Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
  • Group Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across our sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Regular Sports and social activities.
  • Employee discounts scheme (inc access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Recruitment recommendation bonus.
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.
  • Great working environment with free, onsite car parking across all our locations.

Security Clearance Requirements:
Due to the nature of our business, our staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement. Therefore, if successful, you will need to provide proof of identity, employment history and right to work in the UK, along with proof of UK residency for at least five years.
 

   

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Information Security Officer

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Part time/Pro Rata – 24.75 hrs per week over 3 days
  • Permanent
  • V-32470-1

Holt Executive are partnered with an innovative and leading design and manufacturing business that specialises in electro-optics and supplies to a variety of markets across the globe.

Our partner has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Information Security Officer who will be responsible for ensuring compliance protocols are adhered to and implementing robust security measures for the company’s classified data. 

The successful Information Security Officer will have a passion for ensuring the safety and privacy of critical data and cyber security.   
 
Key Responsibilities for the Information Security Officer:   
• Understanding and ensuring compliance with HMG documentation, specifically the MOD.
• Expand and enforce best practices for storing, handling, and accessing classified data.
• Developing both short and long-term strategies for classified data, conducting risk assessments in alignment with contractual obligations and industry best practice
• Establishing a streamlined process for reviewing Security Aspect Letters (SALs) and collaborating with the various stakeholders and suppliers to ensure understanding and compliance.
• Collaborating with the IT Manager to prepare documentation to transition into a Secure-by Design approach of managing classified systems.
• Enforcing Need to Know principles and providing training to classified folder owners regarding their responsibilities for managing access requests, periodic access reviews, and removal of unnecessary access privileges.
• Conducting comprehensive staff training on government security policies such as GovS007 and the Government Security Classification Policy, highlighting their relevance to the business policy and the importance of marking classified documents accurately.
• Establishing networks with other group security officers and government agencies, utilising tools such as Team Defence Information to stay updated on the latest information and industry practices.
• Supporting audit practices under frameworks such as ISO27001.

Key Skills & Experience for the Information Security Officer:
• Strong understanding of information security principles, frameworks, and best practices.
• Ability to comprehend and ensure compliance with relevant regulatory standards, industry guidelines, and organisational policies, such as ISNs, LXNs, MODCERTS, Threat Alerts, additional MOD requirements, NCSC guidelines, and wider government policy.
• Proficiency in conducting technical risk assessments to identify potential threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts on classified data, whilst implementing risk management strategies and controls to manage risks effectively.
• Capability to develop and implement structured processes, policies, and procedures related to the storage, handling, access, and dissemination of classified data.
• Proactive approach to staying updated on the latest trends, threats, and advancements in the field of information security through ongoing professional development and participation in industry forums.
• Support in the development of evidence for compliance against MoD schemes, such as Facility Security Clearance (FSC) and Industry Personnel Security Assurance (IPSA).

Company Benefits:
• Income Protection Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.
• Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
• Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
• Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
• Group Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
• Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across our sites to support and promote well-being.
• Regular Sports and social activities.
• Employee discounts scheme (inc access to an additional wellbeing hub).
• Recruitment recommendation bonus.
• Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.
• Great working environment with free, onsite car parking across all our locations.

Security Clearance Requirements:
Due to the nature of our business, our staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement. Therefore, if successful, you will need to provide proof of identity, employment history and right to work in the UK, along with proof of UK residency for at least five years.

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Antenna Engineering Specialist – SATCOM

  • Bethesda, United States
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32504

Our team here at Holt Executive are working with a Global Satellite Operator in their search for a skilled Antenna Engineering Specialist – SATCOM to provide technical expertise for LEO constellation satellite antenna systems with a focus on the digital beamforming Direct Radiating Array antennas. This includes initial satellite antenna performance definition and implementation, requirement definition, antenna optimization support, antenna subsystem design, qualification, manufacturing and integration monitoring, antenna performance verification, and in-orbit testing (IOT) and commissioning.

Our client provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered voice and high-speed data communications solutions to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers worldwide. Their Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network will revolutionize global broadband connectivity for enterprise users, by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fibre-like speeds.

Responsibilities for the Antenna Engineering Specialist – SATCOM:

  • Perform antenna performance definition using simulation software for antenna analysis, modelling and design.
  • Support satellite system designs by defining on-board satellite resources, including antenna subsystems accommodation.
  • Define satellite antenna performance requirements as part of RFPs to be issued to the Space Industry.
  • Review, evaluate and negotiate antenna subsystem performances with potential manufacturers.
  • Actively participate in the antenna subsystem optimization process, following contract signature to ensure performance requirements are met.

Experience required by the Antenna Engineering Specialist – SATCOM:

  • Masters of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in antenna system design (Space Industry experience is preferred).
  • Proficiency in TICRA Grasp and SATSOFT and other antenna performance simulation software.
  • Good knowledge of MathWorks MATLAB.

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Satellite Communications System Specialist – SATCOM

  • Bethesda, United States
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32505

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a leading Global Satellite Operator that provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered voice and high-speed data communications solutions to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers worldwide. They require a Satellite Communications System Specialist – SATCOM to provide technical expertise on LEO satellite communications systems including digital regenerative processing, digital beam-formed Direct Radiating Array antennas and optical inter-satellite links. This includes working in close collaboration with the satellite manufacturer to develop specifications, evaluate the design and associated trade-offs, evaluate development and qualification plans, monitor, establishment and execution of the satellite payload production at scale, oversee integration and test, and participate in in-orbit testing.

Their Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network will revolutionize global broadband connectivity for enterprise users, by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fibre-like speeds.

Responsibilities for the Satellite Communications System Specialist – SATCOM:

  • Perform end-to-end communications system analysis to define payload specifications and payload architectures to include advanced digital equipment such as on-board processors (OBP), RF and Optical Inter-satellite Links and active antennas working in close collaboration with the Systems Engineering team and the satellite manufacturer.
  • Provide technical expertise in areas of communications satellite payloads including design, development and qualification of new technologies, and the implementation of high-volume production.
  • Analyze design review packages and actively participate in design review meetings.
  • Identify areas of potential risk and recommend appropriate preventative actions.
  • Witness and evaluate equipment and subsystem integration and testing, and satellite-level assembly, integration and tests.
  • Lead in troubleshooting problems with the design and/or test of spacecraft communications payloads or payload equipment.

Experience required by the Satellite Communications System Specialist – SATCOM:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in electrical/Telecommunications Engineering specializing in satellite communications.
  • 15+ years of practical industry experience in communications satellite payload engineering.
  • Experience in the design, development, assembly, integration and test for complex satellite communications payload systems for LEO and GEO satellites.
  • Expertise in payload budgets, analysis and specifications.
  • Design and/or procurement experience with payload equipment (antennas, LTWTAs, receivers, multiplexers, plus other active and passive equipment used in a communication payload).
  • Experience with test requirements for payload equipment and payload subsystems.

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