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6 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: £39 - £40 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: Spacecraft Operations Engineer

Pay: Circa £40.00 PH

Contract: 6 Months

Location: Stevenage


Job Summary

A Spacecraft Operations and FDIR (Failure Detection, Isolation and Recovery) engineer is required to support the Operations & FDIR team leader to fulfil operations-related activities on a major Satellite project.


Job Profile

Responsibilities will include support to the following –

Operations and safety synthesis

  • Operational scenario definition and analysis
  • Spacecraft operational constraints identification and analysis
  • System FDIR consolidation and fine tuning
  • Mission Operations timeline definition
  • System TM and TC budgets
  • Ground processing requirements definition

Project and customer interface

  • Participation in project technical and progress meetings
  • Participation to system and equipment reviews
  • Provision of inputs to system progress report

System SW definition

  • Provision of System Software Specification inputs to SW architect.
  • Review of SW architecture, design and test documentation

Spacecraft User Manual (SUM)

  • SUM preparation and maintenance
  • Definition of nominal and contingency Flight Operational Procedures

Spacecraft testing

  • Operations and FDIR validation plan and corresponding test results assessment
  • Support customer (Space agency) during System Validation Tests preparation and execution
  • Provision of Operations Support during spacecraft AIT/AIV including system test definition and execution




In-flight operations

  • Supporting the operation centre during LEOP and commissioning phase (including the pre-launch simulation campaigns)
  • In-flight performance verification and data analysis

Skills/Experience Required


  • Previous experience of spacecraft operations preparation activities or spacecraft in flight operations
  • Excellence in spoken and written communication


  • Familiarity with the ECSS operations related standards, especially the Telemetry and Telecommand Packet Utilisation Standard
  • Experience of interfacing with customer teams
  • Systems Thinking
  • Requirements Development
  • System Architecture
  • General Systems IV&V
  • Lean in Engineering

Education & Training

  • The successful candidate will have a degree in a related subject such as engineering, physics or mathematics.

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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