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Lead Mechanical Satellite Engineer in Stevenage, Hertfordshire



Stevenage, Hertfordshire


Up to £45 per hour



Lead Mechanical Satellite Engineer
12-Month Contract
£45ph Inside IR35

We are looking for a Lead Mechanical Satellite Engineer to join us on a contract basis. The main role of your job would be promoting & driving standards, to ensure concepts are delivered throughout the department. You will offer support to the wider operations teams and build relationships with counterparts across product groups/business units, peers & managers.

Day to Day responsibilities -

  • Responsible for the Mechanical Satellite element and lead the mechanical team on project through aa Phases
  • Leading a team of engineers on the specific project
  • Planning the mechanical team's activities on a weekly basis (including operations team) and implementing this plan.
  • Supporting the use of 3Dx Delmia on the specific project
  • Produce specs from test requirements, write test plans, DDV, plans, AIT plans, test procedures and test reports
  • Control of all project MGSE, flight & support equipment
  • Produce MGSE requirement specs from test requirements, operating and maintaining MGSE
  • Alignment - producing test procedures and operating and maintaining optical alignment equipment
  • Designing test equipment, overseeing its manufacture, and commissioning
  • Mechanical handling or spacecraft, instruments, payloads, solar arrays, antennas etc
  • Prepare and carry out environmental tests (Vibration, Acoustic, Mass properties, Thermal) at unit, subsystem, instrument and spacecraft level
  • Install and validate test instrumentation
  • Support propulsion testing
  • Handling and installation of thermal hardware
  • Mechanical integration and testing of electronic units, subsystems and instruments, mechanisms, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, payloads and spacecraft and control the documentation associated with performing these tasks
  • Pyrotechnic handling, installation and safety
  • Plan and control workload of the AIT team consisting of engineers and technicians
  • Be able to integrate quickly and easily into an AIT team

Key Experience we are looking for -

  • Relevant engineering experience.
  • Appreciation of satellite integration processes and project phases
  • Use of SAP or other ERP System
  • Understanding of build documentation and the need for it
  • Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
  • Managing a team during day-to-day activities ensuring work is completed on time and the correct standard
  • Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule
  • Face-to-face dealings with customers and suppliers
  • Worked in volatile, high pressure environments to resolve technical and personnel conflicts
  • Spacecraft Mechanical testing on prime projects is essential
  • Leading other team members
  • Production of MGSE specs and operation of MGSE and flight HW


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 121786_1699631396
Date posted 10 November 2023
Sector Defence, Aerospace and Security

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