Company description: MDA UK is a growing and dynamic company based on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire. We are a subsidiary of MDA, an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, space sensors, and antennas. MDA UK provides support to our European based customers as well as specializing in the UK development of space qualified metrology instruments, IR cameras and other intelligent sensors.
Job Description: We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative engineers with experience working in the space industry.
Are you passionate about space exploration? Do you have experience designing or building systems for the harsh space environment? If so then this is a rare chance to join a growing company with an exemplary heritage in the industry. We have exciting opportunities available to join our international and enthusiastic team developing instrumentation for several space missions, including a lunar lander and ESA technology demonstrators.
You will be working at the Harwell campus, an innovative hub for science and technology advancement in the UK.
Deriving and managing requirements
Providing technical interface to customers and subcontractors
Producing system budgets (link budget, mass budget, etc.)
Designing and troubleshooting hardware and software for space missions
Developing innovative solutions to engineering requirements
Manufacture, assembly, integration and test
Working with a dynamic team to produce innovative solutions
Preparing technical documentation including test procedures, design specifications and engineering change notices
Experience designing, manufacturing or testing hardware for the space environment
Enthusiastic about space exploration
Software experience (i.e. programming, modelling, CAD)
Ability to independently apply engineering principles to design projects
Keen to solve complex challenges in a small team
University degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering or equivalent
Excellent written and oral communication
Minimum 2 years to 3 years in the Space industry.
Skills considered an asset:
Software: DOORS/Matlab/Python/C or C++
CAD (Pro/E, SolidWorks, and/or CATIA)
Familiarity with formal configuration control methods
Experience with ECSS standards
Structural and thermal analysis
Experience with environmental testing
Test specification, plan and procedure development
Hands on Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Testing