Assembly Integration and Verification Lead

United Kingdom
Posted 4 months ago

Our client is recruiting an experienced and motivated Spacecraft Assembly, Integration, and Verification (AIV) Lead, for a senior position at their facility in UK. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly growing company. This senior role will allow the right candidate to shape solutions for our missions and to develop the team capable of delivering them.


  • Lead delivery of Spacecraft/Mission level Assembly, Integration, and Verification (AIV) activities, including ownership of all related technical and managerial aspects.
  • Work within matrixed project teams, contributing to parallel missions of UK and international nature.
  • Perform AIV related knowledge transfer activities between the company’s geographical locations.
  • Create and maintain satellite AIV procedures, plans, workflows, and schedules in accordance with technical and programmatic requirements.
  • Contribute to bid related activities, including generation of (and subsequent delivery against) AIV related cost and schedule budgets.
  • Provide experienced AIV related guidance and mentoring to junior team members.

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in relevant engineering or science discipline.
  • 5+ years of commercial experience delivering spacecraft or mission level AIV activities across a range of mission types.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of spacecraft/mission AIV process, ideally with an established delivery record across several manufacturers.
  • Deep technical knowledge/understanding of AIV planning, processes, GSE (mechanical & electrical) set-up and operation, and verification activities (including subsystem, system, and environmental level testing).
  • Proactive and self-managing, able to plan and effectively lead areas of responsibility whilst contributing collaboratively within a close-knit team.

Desired Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ideally, experience interacting with international teams.
  • Well organized, flexible working approach, ability to adapt to change.
  • Understanding of both traditional and ‘new space’ mission approaches.
  • Awareness of ECSS standards in system engineering, testing and verification.
  • Experience with scripting languages and automated testing tools.

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