AIT Electical Systems Engineer

Job Ref: 57905
Sector: Engineering
Job Type: Contract
Date Added: 15 November 2018
  • Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, UK GBR
  • Competitive
  • Nigel Bishop
  • 02392708532

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AIT Electical Systems Engineer

Our client is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. They are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale.

Job Summary

Preparation of test procedures and test sequences for Satellite system testing during ambient and environmental test campaigns. Preparing, debugging and executing complex test sequences on flight spacecraft and test benches. Writing test reports and supporting test readiness and non-conformance reviews.

Job Profile

  • Interpretation of electrical and functional test requirements from test specifications
  • Provide test solutions to meet the test specification requirements, from planning and kick-off meeting, through test sequence coding, procedure preparation and debug to execution.
  • Close out tests with Post Test Review and Test Report
  • To provide technical inputs to project test reviews (Test Readiness Reviews, Post Test Reviews, Test Review Boards and Non Conformance Review Boards)
  • Development and debug of Automatic Test procedures (ATP) using a bespoke high level S/W language (Open Center checkout system based on the Elisa language) to test the spacecraft systems
  • Preparing and executing spacecraft system investigations in line with actions from Non Conformance Review Boards (NRBs).
  • Support Spacecraft systems functional and performance tests during environmental test in Munich, Germany (Reference test, TVAC, Magnetic, EMC, functional and performance tests) and potentially launch activities in Florida.
  • Work to company and departmental procedures and maintain adherence to EN 9001

Skills and Experience


  • Current hands-on experience of writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft tests from the Central Checkout System (CCS). Knowledge of Elisa and/or Open Center would be an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of TMTC Databases.
  • Spacecraft systems and subsystem technical knowledge and awareness is essential, e.g. Data Handling, Packet Utilisation Standard, Data Bus Communications - 1553, Spacewire, Attitude &, Orbital Control, Star Trackers, Gyros, Momentum Wheels, power systems, batteries, Solar Arrays, Thermal Control, heaters, thermostats, FDIR, Spacecraft Configuration Vectors
  • Programming and scripting languages, particularly writing and debugging Linux/Unix bash scripts is an advantage. Knowledge of a programming language such as C, Java, python, TCL, VBA would be useful but not essential.
  • Competent in the use of various test equipment used for electrical measurements, e.g. DMM, oscilloscope, current probes, Data acquisition unit, data bus monitors (1553 MilBus and SpaceWire probes/analysers) would be an advantage.
  • Spacecraft electrical and harness knowledge would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Familiar with the Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Awareness of 'cleanroom' disciplines.
  • Knowledge of Model Based Development & Verification.
  • Willing to support shifts and travel overseas on test campaigns essential.


  • Writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft systems tests including FDIR from the Central Checkout System (CCS).
  • Electrical/Spacecraft Systems fault investigation and test sequence debug.
  • Environmental and launch test campaigns.
  • Preparing test procedure and sequences from test specifications, writing test reports and supporting test and non- conformance reviews.
  • Electrical integration of equipment on a test bench or spacecraft (desirable, not essential)

Education & Training

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION LEVEL: Minimum of a degree in an Electrical Engineering related discipline or relevant experience in a similar role for 5+ years

WORKING ENVIRONMENT / INDUSTRY: Spacecraft or avionic system engineering

Complex electronic systems testing

Space, Aerospace

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

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