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36 days agoAirbus

Payload Systems Engineer

  • Portsmouth (Portsmouth)

Job description

AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a European leader in defence and security and one of the world's leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.

Job Description

We are looking for a Payload Systems Engineer to join Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. You will join our Telecom Payload System Engineering team, integrated within our Space Engineering group.

The Telecom Payload System Engineering team is a centre of competence gathering expertise in RF Systems; Electrical Systems; Mechanical & Thermal Systems and EMC. They provide engineering support to the Telecom business line (for payloads flying on Eurostar, OneSat and other third party platforms), R&D activities, proposals and development of advanced payload products.

The team supports payload design and customisation activities, performance analyses of the telecom mission’s payload and supports the Assembly, Integration and Test group (AIT) at Payload level, Spacecraft level and up to the delivery of the satellite to the customer after the completion of In Orbit Tests.

In your role as Systems Engineer, you will support aspects related to the payload (PL) RF, Electrical and EMC subsystems on a given project.

You will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).

Tasks and Responsibilities

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Member of the System Engineering Team assigned to a telecom payload project; the role has a strong focus on RF System performance analysis, but also includes Electrical Systems and EMC

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Understand and interpret customer requirements

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Assist in the design processes for a telecom payload (for the initial phase of the project / if applicable)

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Support the production of detailed equipment specifications; working hand-in-hand with Payload Equipment Specialist and Equipment Technical Authority

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Analysis of payload system architecture

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As part of a project team, perform RF analyses of payload performances

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Take part to the preparation of analysis data with relevant analysis tools

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Compile written reports or analysis documentation

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Review inputs prepared by the RF System team for the reviews with the customer

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Presentation of analysis data to the customer (in the context of customers’ gate reviews: PDR; BDR; CDR; etc.)

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Support the test campaigns and the analysis of test results, working hand-in-hand with the Assembly, Integration and Test operations team (working in clean room environment)

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Lead investigation of technical issues or problems

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Provide support to other groups such as the Mechanical Design Office, Purchasing, equipment suppliers and Assembly and Integration Test teams.

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Support customer and supplier design/test review meetings (in support of the ‘Justify design and build’ process)

The focus of the role is the delivery of a given project (telecom payload); but during some phases of the projects, it might be possible to take part to other activities, such as:

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Support to proposals

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Contributing to innovative Research & Development programmes

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Support / lead technical payload bid activities

You will spend short periods of time, as required, working at the Toulouse Airbus Defence and Space site and possibly on customers’ sites.

Required Skills and Experience

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The position is open as a direct entry option for graduates i.e. no previous experience is necessary

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Alternatively, experience in the field of Payload System Engineering, being for design or test activities is desirable

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A strong motivation for systems engineering in the space industry is a must

What we can offer you

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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