Senior Power Systems Engineer

United Kingdom
Posted 1 month ago
Job CategoryEngineering

Our client is recruiting an experienced and motivated Power Systems Engineer. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly growing company seeking to make a positive contribution to the future of the company. This role will allow the right candidate to shape solutions for our missions.


  • Lead development and design activities for Power sub-systems on the spacecraft:
    • derive and maintain sub-system requirements
    • define and develop sub-system architecture
    • perform trade-off analysis of hardware & software solutions
    • developing power budgets
    • define FMECA and FDIR processes
  • Coordinate with other teams at sub-system and at system level to define ConOps, ICDs, development and verification plans.
  • Plan, prepare, and conduct sub-systems and system level verification tests, including environmental testing.
  • Interact with partners and suppliers for the provision of power system equipment. Support procurement engineers with specification, trade-off and selection of power system equipment. Participate in review of the deliverables in support of the project milestones.

Essential Skills & experience

  • Diploma; bachelor or master’s degree in electrical engineering or relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • Experience of designing and testing power subsystems for satellites.
  • Understanding of solar panel specification, manufacturing process, handling and testing.
  • Experience sizing, procuring, testing and integrating satellite batteries and an awareness of the storage & handling requirements for batteries.
  • Experience in constructing grounding philosophies and grounding diagrams for spacecraft architectures.
  • Experience of designing and testing EGSE for the purposes of powering the satellite during the AIT phase.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of spacecraft design lifecycle at all stages from initial concept to design, test, and operations.
  • Operational experience of power systems on spacecraft missions.
  • Experience of analysis radiation tolerances and knowledge of radiation hardness assurance for Low Earth Orbit applications.

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