• 23/10/22
  • Ref: J141489

Navigation Systems Engineer


  • Location Icon England, Luton
  • Salary Icon Salary is based on experience
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description

Navigation Systems Engineer
KDC are now recruiting for our client who range from design and development of space systems to management of launch services and in orbit satellite control. This is great opportunity for an Engineer to join the growing Navigation team, supporting varied project work within Position, Navigation and Timing technologies, services, and solutions.
You’ll be part of successfully delivering products and engineering projects in navigation, alternative PNT, GNSS and other satellite systems and applications, with opportunities to support bid and tender work.
What you’ll do    
  • Work within a development team as a system engineering subject matter expert to pull-through new complex research concepts and ideas into products following a system engineering approach
  • Develop System Engineering products and systems for the efficient delivery of Navigation products, services, and projects
  • Interface closely with internal and external clients / stakeholders to capture and elicit their requirements, while addressing and resolving any issues
  • Develop complex systems that require knowledge of schematic design, product design, architectural models, and prototype testing
  • Perform a verification, validation, and testing function for resilient, high accuracy and high integrity algorithms, solutions, applications, and services in a multi-disciplinary technical tea
  • Work on bids and projects in the field of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT)
  • Develop Navigation Products
  • Carry out research, development, and studies for PNT technologies, concepts, algorithms, solutions, applications, and services
  • Contribute to broad engineering team activities, including documentation writing, trial and testing campaigns and review meetings.
  • Consider both upstream and downstream work activities
  • Carry out assigned technical working mainly autonomously
What’s you’ll need 
  • BSc or higher degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, or related discipline
  • Deep knowledge and experience in Systems Engineering in line with the responsibilities above and in one, and preferably more, of the following subjects
  • GNSS systems particularly in the user segments
  • PNT augmentation and alternative (to GNSS) systems, services, and data products, e.g. SBAS, IGS or commercial correction services
  • Algorithms for advanced PNT techniques, including integrated / hybrid positioning techniques
  • GNSS vulnerabilities and resilient PNT technologies
  • High-accuracy and high-integrity PNT algorithms
  • GNSS receiver technologies, and signal processing algorithms design and development
  • Techniques for the provision of PNT system accuracy, integrity, continuity, and availability requirements
  • PNT products, and/or services, design, and development 
  • Deep systems engineering knowledge and experience
  • Computer-based algorithm design and simulation (e.g. in MATLAB environment)
  • Experience in successful project delivery
  • Product management
  • Technical writing, and/or document production
  • Knowledge and experience in engineering processes
Desirable Skills 
  • Programming skills - C / C++, and software development experience
  • Experience in bids writing, including multi-company bids either as Prime or Subcontractor
  • Familiar with major institutions e.g. UK Space Agency / MoD / ESA
  • Knowledge in electronics and hardware
If you want to be part of the exciting journey our client is taking in within the space sector, this role includes a full relocation package as well as benefits. and feel you have the right qualities to aid them in this ambitious undertaking, please do not hesitate to apply.


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