GNC Engineer (Hardware)

  • Guidance, Navigation & Control
  • Didcot, Oxfordshire (Potential Relocation Assistance)
  • £50,000 to £70,000 + Benefits
  • JOB-2705 CRA

The successful candidate will be responsible for the technically complex integration of hardware equipment for high-performing GNC subsystems.

The Position:

The appointed GNC Engineer will:

  • Contribute  to  GNC  hardware  specification,  integration  and  test
  • Mechanical, electrical and software integration to the rest of the satellite bus
  • Support procurement activities for GNC hardware
  • Contribute to development of GNC hardware architecture; trade-off analysis of hardware towards overall GNC hardware solutions which meet project requirements (inc. technical and programmatic)
  • Conduct and plan state-of-the-art research of technologies/sensors relevant to RPO (Rendezvous and Proximity Operations) including any relevant COTS equipment not designed for space use which could be developed for missions.
  • Perform GNC hardware trade-offs

The Candidate:

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A diploma, bachelor’s or master’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related engineering/science discipline
  • Experience of GNC hardware integration/test
  • Experience of Systems Engineering
  • Ability to work both autonomously with initiative, and collaboratively as part of the wider GNC/project groups
  • Ability to strike a good balance between a creative approach to Engineering and being able to deliver on time to business requirements
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art GNC technologies/hardware used in RPO missions (technologies, trade-offs, procurement, data processing etc)
  • Knowledge of testing/verification of integrated GNC subsystems e.g. Hardware-in-the-Loop testing
  • 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.)

The Company: 

With a vision for the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, our client is dedicated to on-orbit servicing across all orbits.  Established for nearly a decade, the company is developing innovative and scalable solutions across the spectrum of on-orbit servicing, including life extension, in situ space situational awareness, end of life, and active debris removal, to create sustainable space systems and mitigate the growing and hazardous build-up of debris in space.