GNC Engineer

United Kingdom
Posted 4 months ago
Job CategorySystems Engineering

Our client is recruiting an experienced and motivated GNC Engineer at their facility in the UK. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly growing company. This role will allow the right candidate to shape solutions for missions.


  • Contribute to Guidance, Navigation and Control systems and design activities for missions: derive and maintain AOCS (Attitude & Orbit Control System)/GNC (Guidance, Navigation, and Control) sub-system requirements.
  • Support development of GNC hardware architecture, trade-off analysis of hardware towards an overall GNC hardware solution.
  • Support trade-off and selection of GNC equipment.
  • Contribute to system level activities, such as: developing mission CONOPS (Concept of Operations), defining FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis) and FDIR (Fault/Failure Detection, Isolation, and Recovery) processes and design, system test and verification activities.
  • Contribute to current development-focussed GNC activities as well as future production-focussed GNC activities e.g. QA (Quality Assurance) processes.

Essential Skills

  • Diploma; bachelor or master’s degree in electrical engineering or relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • Experience of designing highly fault-tolerant aspects of GNC systems e.g. fault-tolerant algorithm / software design, RPO (Rendezvous & Proximity Operations) fault detection etc.
  • Experience of GNC Hardware AIT (Assembly, Integration and Test).
  • Experience of Design-for-Test methodologies.
  • Practical working knowledge of digital electronics relevant to a GNC system (communications protocols, satellite Command & Data Handling, digital integration to enable Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing etc.)
  • Can strike a good balance between a creative approach to Engineering and being able to deliver on time to business requirements.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge and experience with GNC rendezvous and pose estimation sensors and methods.
  • Experience of Microsatellite (~100-200kg) GNC design.
  • Experience of on-orbit GNC analysis, debug and refinement.
  • Experience of computer languages commonly used for aerospace algorithm simulations e.g. MATLAB/Simulink and Python.
  • Experience of satellite trajectory design and analysis e.g. passively safe trajectories, abort manoeuvres and collision avoidance manoeuvres.
  • Knowledge of orbital debris removal including licensing, export, regulation, space law.

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