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Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:22:43 +0000
After placing more than 60 satellites into orbit on a single Falcon 9 last year, Spaceflight says it will focus on launching smaller numbers of satellites at a time on more launches this year.
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:23:03 +0000
NASA is moving ahead with plans to launch a cargo version of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station next week as the investigation into an explosion of a Crew Dragon spacecraft continues.
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    Job Description
    TitleDynamics Group Leader
    Job codeIRC248086
    Job posted on23/01/2019 (modified on 06/02/2019)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    SalaryBetween £48202 and £61592 per year
    Job Description

    Dynamics Group Leader – Space Industry

    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

    Salary £48,202 - £61,592 plus excellent benefits

    Full time 


    About Us

    The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) RAL Space department carries out an exciting range of world-class space research and cutting-edge technology development. We’ve had significant involvement in over 200 space missions and operate at the very forefront of UK Space Research.

    RAL Space was recently awarded £99m from the UK Government to develop the National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF), which is now in the early construction phase. This state-of-the-art facility will provide a world class set of co-located facilities for the assembly, integration and testing of space payloads and satellites. Once completed, the NSTF will have the capability to conduct Vibration, Acoustic, Thermal, Pyroshock, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and antennae testing for payloads up to 7 tonnes within clean room conditions.

    This significant new investment adds to the existing facilities operated by RAL Space department, part of STFC, within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). We offer a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies.


    About The Role

    We now have a fantastic new opportunity for a Dynamics Group Leader to join us to take the lead on the operation of the existing and the planned dynamics testing facilities.

    As well as working on our existing facilities, you would be joining us from the early stages of the NSTF development which gives the unique opportunity to build and lead a team of test engineers and to shape the operation of the facilities and the test campaigns. Your role will be to hold overall technical responsibility for agreeing the test programme from bid stage onwards through to successful delivery.

    With the majority of the facilities to be expected to operate to ECSS-Q-ST-20-07C, the Dynamics Group Leader will work closely with the RAL Space Quality function to ensure compliance through the lifetime of the facilities. A key part of this important role will be engaging with the users of the facility and the wider testing community to keep abreast of the latest technical developments and then championing and driving technical developments in the facility.


    About You

    If you have dedicated experience of operating vibration, acoustic or mass property test facilities as well as previous experience of managing and providing technical leadership to teams in this field, then we would really like to hear from you.

    You may be educated to degree level (or equivalent) or you may have a vocational qualification. As well as experience in this area, what’s important to us is that you have excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence on a technical basis with a wide range of customers. A dedicated, self-motivated and positive approach is key with the ability to motivate and empower others as this exciting new project moves forwards.

    Experience of working under defined quality assurance practices such ECSS-Q-ST-20-07C is highly desirable and if you already have significant experience of managing a test function of a similar scale and complexity, then get in touch!


    To Apply

    You can find out more about the responsibilities of this role by clicking the 'apply to this job' button.

    Applications are received by UKSBS and we ask that you please include a cover letter outlining your suitability for this role and where you saw it advertised. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

    The closing date for applications is 17th February 2019, however applications may be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis.

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    CompanyScience and Technology Facilities Council
    AddressRutherford Appleton Laboratory
    Harwell Oxford
    United Kingdom
    OX11 0QX
    EmailPlease apply online
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