ROLE OVERVIEW AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
We are looking for an Operations Engineer to joining our growing team. This is an exciting role which will suit an enthusiastic, self-starting individual who is interested in operating a range of spacecraft missions from initial operational concepts through launch and early phase, operations and de-commissioning. They will be comfortable working as part of a team to deliver services to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. The successful individual will enjoy working as part of a team, is willing to flex their priorities to support others where necessary and is comfortable with a fast-paced environment. It will require someone who takes pride in their work, and can present a professional face to clients, suppliers and partners.
The role requires knowledge and experience of operating spacecraft, an understanding of spacecraft system engineering, willingness to learn and the ability to work with others to identify and resolve technical issues. The right attitude is equally as important as background and experience and support and training will be provided as appropriate to the experience of the successful candidate.
While the primary responsibilities of the role lie in the delivery of operational services, the role may require some bid support and other reasonable responsibilities as required by the business. You will be actively encouraged to maintain a current interest in space industry developments and are expected to pro-actively identify business/technology promotion opportunities.
Responsibilities will include:
- Ensuring spacecraft operational services are delivered to a high quality and to contractual obligations;
- Developing spacecraft operational architectures;
- Developing and testing spacecraft operational procedures;
- Co-ordinating and managing technical inputs to spacecraft operational concepts from internal and external parties including (but not limited to):
* Payload providers;
* Sub-contractors and suppliers (including launch providers);
* Regulatory authorities.
- Definition and/or management of operational requirements for spacecraft mission delivery;
- Management of spacecraft operational interfaces;
- Management and maintenance of operational software tools;
- Management and execution of operational Validation and Verification.
- Collaboration with project managers to provide inputs to schedules; risk management plans; budget management and other project artefacts as required;
- Technical pre-sales support to prospecting and bid activities;
- Provision of technical inputs into technical consultancy activities such as customer supports, studies and R&D projects.
You will report into a senior member of the Engineering Team and your work will be prioritized in discussion with them.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: EDUCATION AND/ OR SKILLS
- Educated to degree -level or equivalent in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline; or a suitable mixture of Level 4/5 academic qualifications and experience.
- Proven ability to work well as a member of a team.
- Experience in or knowledge of some of the following areas is required (appropriate to experience level):
- Delivery of operational services on a small satellite programme, preferably across the full project lifecycle;
- Development of spacecraft operating approaches, architectures and operating procedures;
- Technical delivery of complex systems, software or electronic hardware;
- Spacecraft AIT;
- Delivery of space technology and/or space mission studies or R&D projects;
- Technical pre-sales support during bid activity;
- Working in and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams;
- Interfacing to external clients;
- Reporting project progress to internal stakeholders;
- Working with suppliers;
- Following processes;
- Knowledge of Space Standards (i.e. ECSS);
- Knowledge of UK Space Industry.
- Proficient in structuring, interpreting and parsing datasets;
- Proficient in general programming and scripting a significant advantage;
- Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project);
- Excellent communicator, both written and verbal;
- Confident working in project delivery and bid teams.
- Works well in a team;
- Autonomous worker;
- Positive and helpful attitude;
- Willingness to learn;
- Attention to detail;
- Calm and professional approach to work.
In-Space Missions Ltd is an innovative and exciting space company operating out of dedicated satellite manufacturing facilities in Alton, Hampshire, UK. Formed in 2015, In-Space has grown to become the leading UK owned space prime, offering the first payload rideshare service in Europe as well as dedicated spacecraft-design/build/operate capability to customers across large and small industry alike, government, space agencies and academia.
In-Space successfully launched Faraday Phoenix in July 2021, its first payload rideshare satellite on-orbit and has multiple more satellites in build due to launch during 2022 and 2023. In-Space has a fun and dedicated team who value hard work, a positive attitude and solution-focused thinking. We welcome applicants who will embrace their role and take responsibility for their work. Working in a small company needs flexibility which works both ways, ensuring that everyone has a good work-life balance.
In September 2021, In-Space was delighted to announce its acquisition by BAE Systems and the company continues to work as a separate legal entity and business unit with close links into its new parent.
In-Space has a close-knit and supportive team, with diversity and inclusion being a key to our success. This year we are looking to rapidly expand our team in order to deliver our growing order book whilst maintaining our small company ethos and agility, something which is at the heart of our culture. We welcome varying backgrounds, skills, perspectives and life experiences.
10% Group Personal Pension contribution. Private Healthcare (Subject to eligibility). Travel Insurance. 30 days leave. Access to the BAE SIP.