We are looking for an Electrical Systems Engineer to join the Earth Observation department of Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth.
In this role you will act as the project technical authority during the life cycle of an Earth Observation Satellite Payload project.
You will have technical responsibility for producing the electrical systems logical and physical architecture and ensuring its early phase studies through design, integration and validation phases.
This work will involve derivation of requirements at each level of the product tree, generation of high-level specifications and the development / maintenance of performance models to ensure the reliability and integrity of electrical signals transmission / power distribution, taking into account bonding shielding throughout the spacecraft and EMC.
You will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).
Tasks & Responsibilities
Define robust electrical systems architectures for spacecraft payloads including DC power, telemetry and command and control interfaces
Work cooperatively within a multidisciplinary team through all phases of a project lifecycle, to establish and develop a system / product / service
Capture customer needs, define technical requirements, and turn them into a feasible solution by proposing a reliable and cost-effective electrical systems architecture appropriate to the space environment
Manage technical relationships with customers
Ensure accuracy and consistency of engineering requirements and designs, with adequate performance margins
To clearly represent and explain the electrical systems architecture to other stakeholders and to maintain an accurate database of documents, drawings and tables depicting all electrical interfaces
Manage engineering work packages including work placed on contractors or suppliers and ensure timely completion of tasks within cost and schedule.
Manage technical relationships with suppliers to agree technical requirements and ensure adequate expertise applied to product development and performance
Support demonstration of the system performance through preparation and completion of verification and tests
Prepare and present oral and written information in clear and concise form for project and internal reviews, and for customer progress meetings
Anticipate and manage trade-offs between solutions considering all aspects : quality, cost, schedule, risks, safety and performance.
This role will require occasional national and / or international travel to visit customers and subcontractors for, e.g.
technical reviews and progress meetings.
Required Skills and Experience
Demonstrable experience in the design and development of analog, digital and dc power interfaces and distribution systems
Thorough knowledge of standard interfaces and protocols for different types and speeds of digital signals, and their appropriate applications
Solid understanding of transmission lines and communications theory
Experienced in use of industry standard modelling tools (e.g. P-Spice, Matlab) for signals analysis
Understanding of bonding, grounding, shielding and the management of EMC
What we can offer you
A competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.
Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.
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