• 17/6/24
  • Ref: 715197

GNC Engineer

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  • Location Icon England, Oxfordshire
  • Salary Icon £55000 - £60000 PerAnnum
  • Work Type Icon Permanent / Full Time

Job Description

GNC Hardware Engineer
  
Here at KDC we are looking for an experienced and motivated GNC Hardware Engineer to join our clients growing team in the UK.
  
Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the GNC hardware trade-offs for AS missions.
  • Contribute to the definition of GNC subsystem V&V (Verification and Validation) plan, including design and validation of bespoke GNC testbeds.
  • Perform GNC subsystem development testing with EM (Engineering Model) hardware using dedicated testbeds (PIL and HIL)
  • Contribute to the GNC subsystem/spacecraft integration planning and execution.
  • Support GNC hardware environmental testing (e.g. vibration, thermal, vacuum and radiation).
  • Support the GNC hardware procurement activities working collaboratively with vendors and supplier chain management engineers.
  • Support in-orbit operation as a member of GNC team (e.g. analysis of GNC hardware performance, definition of commissioning plan for GNC hardware)
  • Contribute to current development-focused GNC activities as well as future production-focused GNC activities e.g. QA (Quality Assurance) processes.
  • Contribute to system level activities, such as defining FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis) and FDIR (Fault/Failure Detection, Isolation, and Recovery) processes.
  
Essential Skills
  • Degree in aerospace engineering or another relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • Experience with hardware AIV (Assembly, Integration and Verification).
  • Experience of Systems Engineering.
  • Experience with working with external contractors and suppliers.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can work both autonomously with initiative, and collaboratively as part of the wider GNC/project groups.
  • Can strike a good balance between a creative approach to Engineering and being able to deliver on time to business requirements.
  • Experience in one (or more) of the following;
  • Practical working knowledge of digital electronics relevant to a GNC system (communications protocols, satellite Command & Data Handling, digital integration to enable Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing etc.).
  • Experience with GNC sensors such as sun sensors, star tracker, IMU, magnetometers, and GNC actuator as magnetometers and reaction wheels.
  • Experience with active optical sensors (e.g. Radar, Laser range finder, LiDAR) and cameras, including design of appropriate functional testing, calibration, and verification.
  
  
Desirable skills
  • Experience of programming in Python and Matlab.
  • Knowledge of missions concerning active debris removal or RPO: RemoveDebris, CleanSpace / ESA projects.
  
Benefits
  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented, diverse & dynamic international team with cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours in a friendly and supportive environment
  • 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)
  • Relocation allowance
  • Visa sponsorship for employees considered
  • New state of the art office and cleanroom facility
  • Regular social events
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