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    Job Description
    TitleAttitude and Orbit Control Systems Engineer
    Job codeJ3269/ SC
    Job posted on21/08/2019
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    Summary

    An exciting opportunity for an experienced Control Engineer to join the Telespazio VEGA UK team, working on site at ESTEC, supporting AOCS development and maintenance.

     

    Objective

    To provide support to the AOCS and Pointing Systems section through definition and implementation of AOCS for Earth Observation, Telecom, Navigation satellites and for Astronomy Observatories, across a number of projects including Sentinel, Earth Care, MTG, Alphasat, Small GEO, Galileo, GAIA, Solar Orbiter.

     

    Responsibilities / Duties

    The successful candidate will be expected to: 

    • Participate in project reviews (SRR, PDR CDR).

    • Carry out Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS) design, analyses and simulations (control loops design and modelling, FDIR, independent simulator set-up, functional verification and performance budgets).

    • Review of AOCS software implementation. 

    • Selection and procurement support for sensors and actuators

    • Support AIV/AIT (test benches, review of test plans and test results).

    • Provide operations support (review of Operations Manual, rehearsal and LEOP) and in-orbit analysis.

    • Conceptualise, initiate and supervise corresponding enabling AOCS technology R&D:

    • High Accuracy Pointing, Generic AOCS Architecture & Building Blocks, Innovative AOCS & FDIR Solutions including prototyping and tools development.

    • Develop sensors and inertial actuators technology: APS, Star Trackers, sun sensors, Earth sensors, magnetometers, gyros, accelerometers, magneto-torquers, reaction wheels, CMG’s.

    • Develop and use the Control Hardware Laboratory (e.g. sensor characterisation and testing).

    • Maintain, develop and set-up AOCS simulation tools.

    • Participate in the elaboration and promotion of ECSS standards in the E60 domain

     

    Qualifications / Experience

    • Master’s, or equivalent, in Control and Aerospace engineering, or similar related discipline

    • Previous experience in AOCS engineering within European industry

     

    Essential Skills

    • AOCS Design, Validation and Testing, as well as AOCS hardware procurement.

    • Exposure to full cycle of AOCS development from PhaseA to Phase E is an asset.

    • HW knowledge (sensors, computer, actuators). 

    • AOCS AIT at subsystem and system level.

    • Proven knowledge of commercial model-based design tools (MATLAB).

     

    Qualities

    • Ability to interface with industry

    • Good English language skills

    • Excellent analytical skills

    • Proactive attitude to problem solving

     

    Further Details        

    All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early.  We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

     

    Closing Date for applications is 17th September 2019.              

    Location of the position is ESTEC, Netherlands.

     

    To apply : Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@telespazio.com

    By sending your CV to careers@telespazio.com you give your consent for Telespazio VEGA to hold and process your personal information for the purpose of the application.

     

    Benefits

    Competitive Package covering salary, generous holiday allowance, training plan and more

     

    Security

    In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

    Web Pagehttp://telespazio-vega.com/careers/vacancies/
    Contact information
    CompanyTelespazio VEGA UK Ltd
    Contact nameBethan McAulay
    Address350 Capability Green
    Luton
    United Kingdom
    LU1 3LU
    Phone+44 (0)1582 399000
    Fax+44 (0)1582 728686
    Emailcareers@telespazio.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.telespazio-vega.com


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