Spacecraft System Engineer

Category: Mission and Systems (Satellite) Type: Permanent Added: 8th February 2023 Location: United Kingdom
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Nebula Space has an exciting opportunity available for a Spacecraft System Engineer to join a skilled team in Didcot, working as the technical architect and facilitating trade-offs across the system design. This Mission and Systems (Satellite) role comes with a compelling salary and benefits package for your dedication and expertise.


As a Spacecraft Systems Engineer, you will work with subsystem engineers and project managers, balancing the needs of the missions and guiding the technical solutions towards a feasible and achievable conclusion. Even after the mission is in orbit, as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer, you may be called upon at critical moments during the mission to provide guidance to the operations team.


Some of the day-to-day responsibilities you can expect to take on as a Spacecraft System Engineer will include:

  • Performing trade-off analyses
  • Generating and maintaining system-level budgets (mass, power, data)
  • Preparing sub-system requirements specification to support procurement
  • Reviewing and modifying FDIR techniques and performing FMEA
  • Adapting the system design from existing mission architectures to meet the needs of the current work
  • Authoring and maintaining system-level documents, such as CONOPS, V&V plans, System test plans, etc


To apply for this Systems Engineer role, you will need 2 years of experience in commercial satellite system engineering. You will also require an understanding of all the critical subsystems that make up a satellite mission. In addition, you should have excellent communication skills, the ability to perform complex trade-offs, and comfort working with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, joining a friendly and inclusive culture.


To learn more or to apply for this full-time Spacecraft System Engineer job in Didcot, please get in touch with Nebula Space today. We would love to hear from you.

Nebula Space is a specialist recruitment consultancy working in the world's most innovative, fast-moving and exciting sector. We are space industry experts bringing together top global space talent with some of the world's most prestigious companies. Offering contractor and permanent positions, we're meticulous about finding the right fit for every candidate and role. No matter where you live in the world, if you've got the skills, we've got the contacts to help you achieve the job of your dreams. The space industry is growing – now is the time to become a part of it!