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4 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Contract
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Connor Bailey
Sector: Military & Defence
Category: Mechanical Engineer Jobs
Line Up Aviation is a specialist aviation and aerospace recruitment company that has been operating all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry's best-known companies and pride ourselves with working to the highest standard of service supported by an ingrained culture of honesty and integrity.


Role: Mechanical Architect

Pay: Competitive

Contract: 6 Months

Location: Stevenage


Job Profile

  • Management of the Satellite accommodation and Structure verification, Mechanical sub-systems (including structure, mechanism, booms) both in house and sub-contractor.
  • Team management of thermal and propulsion Architects plus dynamic analysis and drawing office personnel - the Architect will have to give guidance to CAD operators in order to generate drawing and documents for satellite integration. The Architect will also have to interface with Integration and Verification to resolve problems as necessary.
  • Preparation and evaluation of test plans and test reports.
  • Maintenance of data base of equipment mechanical qualification status.
  • My client has separate departments and specialists in the power, communication, instrument and payload design, product assurance and quality assurance, electronics, stress and fatigue analysis, but the Mechanical Architect requires an awareness of these disciplines.
  • Presentation of the Satellite architecture to the Customers with the use of presentations and format design review packs and meetings.
  • To agree and accept the test results from various phases of the build both Subsystem and Spacecraft and where necessary defend these at Customer Delivery Reviews.
  • Management of the mechanical analysis team during satellite level environmental testing - including liaison to Customer, Launcher Service provider, Test Facilities and Project Management.
  • Management of schedule and cost using company software and the Management of in-house sub-contract costs.

Skills/Experience Required

  • Proven experience as a Mechanical Architect.
  • Proven capability and experience within a mechanical test environment.
  • Strong knowledge of lightweight aerospace structures, tools and materials to deliver structural concept, design verification and test of structural design to show fitness for purpose.
  • PC skills, word, excel, access, other software of benefit (e.g. FEM, Nastran).
  • Strong experience in customer (internal & external) management with strong and persuasive verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good leadership and communications skills at all levels are required.

Education & Training

  • Degree in Maths/Physics/Mechanical or Aerodynamic Engineering or relevant experience in lieu




  • Occasional ad hoc travel to other UK sites will be part of the role

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.



If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Connor Bailey at Line Up Aviation


Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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