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5 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: £34 - £35 per hour
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Contract
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Connor Bailey
Sector: Maintenance
Category: Aeronautical 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: Satellite AIT Electrical Systems Engineer

Pay: Circa £35.00 PH + Shift Uplift

Contract: 12 Months

Location: Stevenage


Job Summary

Preparation of test procedures and test sequences for Satellite system testing during ambient and environmental test campaigns.  Preparing, debugging and executing complex test sequences on flight spacecraft and test benches.  Writing test reports and supporting test readiness and non-conformance reviews.


The bulk of this assignment will be working in Germany


Job Profile

  • Interpretation of electrical and functional test requirements from test specifications
  • Provide test solutions to meet the test specification requirements, from planning and kick-off meeting, through test sequence coding, procedure preparation and debug to execution.
  • Close out tests with Post Test Review and Test Report
  • To provide technical inputs to project test reviews (Test Readiness Reviews, Post Test Reviews, Test Review Boards and Non-Conformance Review Boards)
  • Development and debug of Automatic Test procedures (ATP) using a bespoke high-level S/W language (Open Center checkout system based on the Elisa language) to test the spacecraft systems
  • Preparing and executing spacecraft system investigations in line with actions from Non-Conformance Review Boards (NRBs).
  • Support Spacecraft systems functional and performance tests during environmental test in Munich, Germany (Reference test, TVAC, Magnetic, EMC, functional and performance tests) and potentially launch activities in Florida.
  • Work to company and departmental procedures and maintain adherence to EN 9001

Skills and Experience


  • Current hands-on experience of writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft tests from the Central Checkout System (CCS). 
  • Knowledge of Elisa and/or Open Center would be an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of TMTC Databases.
  • Spacecraft systems and subsystem technical knowledge and awareness is essential, e.g. Data Handling, Packet Utilisation Standard, Data Bus Communications – 1553, Spacewire, Attitude &, Orbital Control, Star Trackers, Gyros, Momentum Wheels, power systems, batteries, Solar Arrays, Thermal Control, heaters, thermostats, FDIR, Spacecraft Configuration Vectors
  • Programming and scripting languages, particularly writing and debugging Linux/Unix bash scripts is an advantage.         
  • Knowledge of a programming language such as C, Java, python, TCL, VBA would be useful but not essential.
  • Competent in the use of various test equipment used for electrical measurements, e.g. DMM, oscilloscope, current probes, Data acquisition unit, data bus monitors (1553 MilBus and SpaceWire probes/analysers) would be an advantage.
  • Spacecraft electrical and harness knowledge
  • Familiar with the Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Awareness of ‘cleanroom’ disciplines.
  • Knowledge of Model Based Development & Verification.
  • Willing to support shifts and travel overseas on test campaigns essential.


  • Writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft systems tests including FDIR from the Central Checkout System (CCS).
  • Electrical/Spacecraft Systems fault investigation and test sequence debug.
  • Environmental and launch test campaigns.
  • Preparing test procedure and sequences from test specifications, writing test reports and supporting test and non-conformance reviews.
  • Electrical integration of equipment on a test bench or spacecraft

Education & Training

  • Minimum of a degree in an Electrical Engineering related discipline or relevant experience in a similar role for 5+ years

Working Environment / Industry:

  • Spacecraft system engineering
  • Complex electronic systems testing in the Space sector

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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