Mechanical Engineer

AAC Clyde Space

Glasgow, United Kingdom

About this role:

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our busy Engineering team based in Glasgow, to support a diverse range of projects for subsystems and missions.

The role will involve designing, analysing and developing small satellites and space products, providing mechanical engineering leadership on platform projects ensuring delivery of those projects to cost, quality, safety and time parameters.

This opportunity is ideal for someone looking for responsibility and development opportunities of a technical nature in a dynamic, fast paced working environment with exciting projects with challenging schedules and able to engage with customers. You will have proven experience from regulated industries with the desire to grow your knowledge and expertise while adding value to our current ways of working. You will not be afraid of challenges and happy to get involved!

It is an exciting opportunity to be part of existing projects and missions where your work literally ends up in space!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver work tasks and assignments in accordance to required standards and compliance requirements;
  • Design of mechanical components such as spacecraft structures and deployable systems;
  • Design of solar panels, including electrical architecture;
  • Structural and thermal analysis of subsystems and platforms;
  • Producing manufacturing drawings for suppliers and manufacturing instructions for in-house assembly;
  • Interaction with supply chain to source components at appropriate cost, timescale and quality;
  • Support to manufacturing, integration and test to meet compliance requirements and standards;
  • Support the Project Manager with the customer and/or contract requirements to resolve any conflicts;
  • Support business development activities by collaborating with potential clients to elicit technical requirements and assess feasibility for proposals;
  • Generation of non-conformance reports (NCRs) and Engineering Change Notes (ECNs).

Skills required:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent work experience;
  • Evident industry experience of applying mechanical engineering to products and applications;
  • Experience using CAD systems;
  • Solid understanding of both structural and thermal design including practical experience of analysis principles;
  • Solid understanding of hardware/software product life cycle as appropriate to specialisation;
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to make good decisions under highly demanding, dynamic environment;
  • Ability to organise self and prioritise workload with multiple projects in dynamic environment with tight deadlines;
  • Competent IT skills including Microsoft software;
  • Proficient in English, both verbally and written.

Skills desired:

  • Experience with SolidWorks;
  • Experience with spacecraft engineering and/or similar industry such as aerospace and defence;
  • Understanding PCB design and manufacturing processes;
  • Practical skills in fabricating and modifying mechanical parts (hand tools, mill, lathe);
  • Previous experience in working with small/medium sized company.

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