Senior Lead AIT Engineer

  • Job Location: England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 01/10/2019

Key Tasks
• Work as a key member of the Core Project team, with the Project manager, AIT Manager and Systems Engineer to deliver fully tested payload and spacecraft.
• Manage test operators and responsible engineers activities on the payload or spacecraft in line with system level schedules and requirements, deputising these roles when required
• Provide documentation and present at design, test and project reviews for both internal and external audiences
• Facilitate and schedule for core AIT support equipment’s
• Electrical Ground Support Equipment
• Mechanical Ground Support Equipment
• Test equipment definition
• Spacecraft and payload harness definition
• Ground Test cable definition
• Facilitate and schedule all AIT and EVT phase activities
• AIT Unit Integration and Test
• AIT System Integration and Test
• EVT test campaigns and logistics
• Implement Test Plans flowing down from system level requirements
• Unit level integration and testing plans at system level
• System and subsystem level Integration & Testing plans
• Implement test procedures flowing down from test plans and traceable to system level requirements
• Oversee and participate in system level testing
• Act as an expert spacecraft system operator
• Ensure engineering policies and practices are implemented on the project.
• Oversee and maintain tidiness and safe working practices in the AIT clean room
• Liaise with mission team and external customers
• Support ground segment commissioning and LEOP activities
Support of training programmes for both internal & customer engineers

Skills & Experience
• Degree or HND/HNC in engineering or science discipline
• Working with spaceflight hardware, including integrated system testing at spacecraft level
• Detailed test planning and scheduling
• Working with verification / validation of requirements
• Experience of managing test teams in very dynamic environments
• Experience working with high power Navigation or Communications payloads would be advantageous
• Good understanding of scripting and operation of EGSE systems advantageous
• Good software and database knowledge (C++, Visual Basic, Labview, PHP, Javascript and MySQL)
• Good general electrical & electronics background
• Knowledge and understanding of material usage in spaceflight environment
• Hands on knowledge and experience of electronic test equipment usage including RF / communications
• Proactive problem solver with drive to chase issues through to their conclusion
• Practical and proven hands–on abilities for both flight build as well as ground and development test activities
• Ability to manage larger work packages or projects and associated resourcing, planning and facility negotiations
• Good team working skills, together with the ability to interface with others at all levels
• Demonstrable strong attention to detail and ensuring that the finished sub-systems/systems will function as designed
• Strong judgment skill in order to work independently and effectively in ambiguous situations
• Familiar with Microsoft Office products, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel along with proficiency in use of Microsoft Project.
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Must be prepared to work irregular hours, weekends and shifts
• A flexible, pragmatic attitude to work, planning and interactions with others is required along with a well-developed sense of humour.
• Overseas travel is required in this role to support testing in customer premises & test facilities in locations worldwide
• Full, clean driving licence preferred
• Able to demonstrate company mindsets; accountability, one team, customers and projects rule and audacity
• Hold an EU based security clearance or have held in the last 5 years

Capital International Staffing Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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