Role: System Engineer
Contract Length: until 31/03/2020
IR35: Out of Scope for IR35
Pay Rate to Candidate: £1,000 per day
• GNSS experience
• Space and aeronautical engineering
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent is required in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Physics, or similar.
• Experience, knowledge and understanding of the Enterprise Architect and DOORS tools
• ESA, Galileo or Skynet experience will be beneficial
The UK GNSS programme identified a number of segments within the overall technical solution and high-level system architecture design. The system function is the glue that brings together these segments to ensure a coherent architecture is designed.
The UK GNSS programme is conducting an Engineering Design and Development Phase (EDDP), the high-level objectives of which are:
- Undertake system engineering and planning activities necessary to prepare for the implementation of a UK GNSS capability
- Provide technical inputs to support the preparation of a Business Case (BC) for the UK GNSS Capability
- Develop Authority procurement and industrialisation plans to ensure that the programme procurement and implementation is aligned with UK Government objectives and constraints
- Initiate critical development activities and early Long Lead Item procurements
The System Engineer, reporting to the System segment lead will be responsible for the technical delivery of the system architecture, ensuring the System Engineering Support Contractor is performing and delivering the required tasks, ensuring that all segments are brought together correctly and coherently including Ground Control Segment, Space Segment, Launch activities and system level interfacing and specifications. In addition, the system engineer is expected to have a role in technical risk management and to support the development of system and sub-system engineering test beds.
There will be close working relationships with the whole technical team as well as the Technical Design Authority and support contractors.
High Level responsibilities/deliverables
- Technical support to UK GNSS System Level activities, reporting to System segment Lead
- Ensure effective integration across space, ground, operations, and system segment activities and products; hardware and software
- Supporting the coordination of system integration requirements
- Applying lessons learned from similar space architecture system efforts to ensure successful definition, planning and development
- Interacting and collaborating with contractor(s) and government leads to ensure that all system level interface requirements are consistent
- Supporting the UK GNSS programme to define, capture, and maintain the system level technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the EDDP and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes.
- Developing, documenting, executing, integrating and evolving engineering processes as required to support the design and development of the system segment within the EDDP
- Support to preparation of ITTs and other relevant technical documentation
- Developing briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of UK GNSS EDDP
- Qualification and experience
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent is required in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Physics, or similar.
- Active SC clearance, willing to undertake DV clearance
- Knowledge of GNSS theory and practice
- 3+ years of demonstrated system engineering experience within space, ground, operations or sustainment segments of a space programme, ideally GNSS. Knowledge of ECSS
- [Ideally] Experience of using open architecture system development efforts throughout the entire systems engineering lifecycle
- Experience, knowledge and understanding of the Enterprise Architect and DOORS tools
- Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.
- Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.
- Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as organisational skills
UK wide travel will be required from time to time. Attendance at meetings in London will also be required.