Space Control Engineer

Space Control Engineer

Job Title: Space Control Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harwell
Salary: Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date: 2018-10-08
Reference: J140175
Contact Name: Eugene McIntyre
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 07, 2019 15:41

Job Description

Are you an Space Control Engineer and looking for a new role? Are you a passionate Engineer that would like to be responsible for design, simulation, purchase and implementation of high reliability pointing acquisition and tracking system for a laser communication system.

Specific job responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Development of full control system architecture simulation to investigate trade-offs and inform subsystem requirements.
• Characterise motion and disturbances of payload platform. This will include planning, execution, documentation of tests.
• Aiding in definition, implementation and conduction of test and verification plans for pointing of communication subsystem as well as control of airborne platform.
• Comparison and selection of components, sensors and actuators including supplier management as required.
• Participate in technical reviews

Required skills/experience:
• Experience implementing complex control systems in an aerospace or communications context.
• Relevant practical experience using applicable sensors and hardware (e.g. attitude sensors, Inertial sensors and GNSS), algorithms, actuation systems.
• Space industry experience, and/or experience with high reliability PAT systems.
• Extensive programming experience in MATLAB/SIMULINK, C/C++. Python desirable.
• Strong mathematical ability including pure mathematics, linear algebra, statistics and numerical methods.
• Educated to BSc level (or equivalent) in Control Engineering or related subject.
• Proficient English, positive attitude, self-driven and interested in working in a start-up environment
• Independent, quick learner, can structure and show initiatives to thoroughly evaluate and solve problems from different angles, proactively push progress forward

Desirable additional skills/experience:
• Experience implementing RTOS.
• Experience using Windows and Linux.
• Experience working on Cubesat projects, UAV, HAPS projects.

What they can offer in return:
• They work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
• You will be making impact early and regularly - build your skills, while drive the technology forward and change the world.
• Bonus and equity for excellent impact
• Options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home
• Travel and training bursaries, as needed
• Gym discounts, cinema half price forever, free phone insurance, shopping and supermarket discounts plus many many more!
• The buzzing Harwell Space Campus (the UK future answer to Silicon Valley) with regular events on site (networking, workshops)

Please get in contact!