Satellite Propulsion Test Engineer

Job Title: Satellite Propulsion Test Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Start Date: asap
Reference: 71763-ITENG-EES_1529653405
Contact Name: Emma Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 22, 2018 08:43

Job Description

Propulsion Test Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join our Defence & Space company in Stevenage as a Satellite Propulsion Test Engineer.

To be a successful Satellite Propulsion Test Engineer you will be responsible for fully managing, driving and continually improving the performance of the end-to-end processes for the execution and delivery of our flagship satellite product line whilst in the MAIT phase, all the way through to launch.

You will be tasked with installing and setting-up and performing tests on satellite propulsion system/subsystem to ensure their behaviour are according to pre-set specifications and also performing trouble-shooting and first level Quality inspection.

About MAIT
Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Testing (MAIT) is the backbone of the creation and delivery of our Space and Military products throughout the World. We manufacture our own parts onsite with revolutionary technology and expertise gathered over years of creating industry leading products. We assemble our parts together with other parts that have been sourced from industry leading providers of the best technical hardware available. We integrate our systems onto our space and military craft and make sure that everything is ready for launch. We test everything (sometimes to breaking point) to make sure that once it leaves the Earth atmosphere it is the best possible product we can create, it will withstand any possible variable and temperature as well as be reliable for as long as the satellite is in operation… sometimes longer than 15 years!

You will be responsible and accountable for carrying out all aspects of Satellite Propulsion Test and Launch Services within stated Cost- Schedule and Quality requirements.
You will need to formulate and up-issue propulsion test and launch services engineering procedures under the guidance of a Satellite Propulsion Test Team leader.
You will be required to prepare items of ground support equipment for test and launch campaigns at site.
You will also be responsible for maintaining the highest level of quality standards at all times as well as being responsible for the Health and Safety of the test and launch campaign team when working on and off site.

A sound knowledge and understanding of Satellite Propulsion systems and components, ground support equipment and of the associated AIT (assembly, integration, testing) processes.
Both CPS (Combined Propulsion System) and PPS (Plasma Propulsion Systems) test and system knowledge is desirable.
A good knowledge and understanding of Mechanical and Pneumatic systems, and some basic Electrical Engineering.
Engineering based HNC/HND or equivalent plus relevant experience.
Previous experience of operating high pressure inert gas systems is essential.
Must be able to read, understand and follow Engineering drawings and schematics.

Salary and benefits
Excellent competitive salary with yearly reviews
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Company Bonus
Shares options
Pension - match contribution based
Travel to and from company sites is paid for - car hire, flights, hotels etc