Electronic Engineer Team Lead

Electronic Engineer Team Lead

In-Space Missions

Alton, United Kingdom


Who are you?

As an Electronics Engineer Team Lead, you will have knowledge and experience of designing, developing, building and testing electronic systems together with the ability to identify and resolve technical issues. You will have demonstrable experience of leading an electronic engineering team, guiding their workload and developing capabilities.

You will be comfortable working as part of a team to deliver projects to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. You will be willing to flex your priorities to support others where necessary and be 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.

We are looking for the following skills:

  • Educated to at least degree - level or equivalent in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline;
  • Technical delivery of complex electrical/electronic systems;
  • Significant contribution to an electronics development, preferably on a satellite programme (or another high-tech area);
  • Proficient in use of appropriate technical tools (e.g. Altium, OrCAD, PSpice);
  • Experience in testing and test automation;
  • Experience in firmware development and FPGA/ VHDL (desirable);
  • Technical pre-sales support during bid activity;
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams and delivering and reporting to external clients;
  • Knowledge of IEEE component selection best practice when designing for space programmes;
  • Knowledge of Space Standards (i.e. ECSS);
  • Experience of managing others.

What will you be doing here?

Your role will include working on a range of activities from technical studies, detailed design, development and test through to wider spacecraft support. You will be comfortable working as part of a team to deliver projects to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations.

You will work closely with our engineers and support activities in the following areas:

  • Derivation and management of technical requirements from Mission and System Level to subsystem and equipment level (with support from others where necessary);
  • Design, development, prototyping, build and test of electronic devices and systems from initial requirements (technical and non-technical) through to launch and in-orbit operations;
  • Detailed design activities including, Schematic production; , Selection and procurement of relevant components and assemblies to support design and development activities; ECAD design either directly or managing a specialist (depending on complexity);
  • Definition and management of avionics subsystem/unit interfaces;
  • Provision of technical inputs into definition of spacecraft test and flight harnesses and required test support equipment;
  • Provision of relevant inputs to system level budgets and designs;
  • Derivation, management and execution of Validation and Verification activities at a subsystem level and provision of inputs to these at a system level;
  • Collaboration with project managers to scope and plan development work and provide inputs to schedules; risk management plans; budget management and other project artefacts as required;
  • Technical pre-sales support to prospecting and bid activities;
  • Leading and providing technical inputs into technical consultancy activities such as customer support, studies and R&D projects;
  • Supporting spacecraft operations.

This is a Team Lead role within Electronic Engineering and you will be responsible for:

  • Line management of supporting resource deployment (and associated succession planning, mentoring and staff development);
  • Ensure each team member is assessed, developed, deployed and skilled to maximise their personal contribution and to meet the requirements of contracts, schedules and specifications;
  • Identify resource requirements through the lifecycle of the project and manage engineering resource within agreed limits;
  • Ensure capability and skills development, performance optimisation & maximisation and efficient use of engineering and functional resources;
  • Ensure all engineering activities are undertaken in line with the Operational Framework and that compliance with all engineering policies is maintained.

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