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Satellite Equipment Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Up to £36.16 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 days ago

Job Summary

Due to organic growth and new projects, a vacancy has arisen for a Satellite Equipment Mechanical Design Engineer within the Communication Products Group based in Stevenage.

The Communication Products group is responsible for the development of Digital Processors for use in telecommunication Satellites. The processor functionality ranges from high capacity channelisers, supporting inter-satellite optical data links, to implementing cryptographic algorithms to protect the spacecraft.

In this rewarding role you will join a multi-disciplinary team with access to experts in all disciplines, and be responsible for developing some of the highest performing digital communication payload equipment available anywhere in the world as part of the rapidly expanding UK space sector.

Job Profile

Main tasks and responsibilities will include -

* Produce conceptual and detail mechanical designs for electronic equipment.
* Support structural, thermal and radiation analyses of their designs by specialist engineers.
* Liaise with manufacturing engineers to implement Design for Manufacture.
* Produce manufacturing data and documentation including procurement drawings, assembly drawings and BOMs.
* Approval and release of designs within a PDM system (Windchill).
* Work within the framework of company standards, procedures, and processes and maintain design files for all work undertaken.
* Manage their time in accordance with the overall product schedule.
* Communicate design solutions and detailed knowledge to peers, supervisor and product managers in an effective manner.


Essential requirements -

* Extensive in the use of CAD tools for Mechanical and PCB Design.
* A further education qualification in mechanical engineering or a related discipline. Alternatively, demonstrable experience in the field of mechanical engineering.
* A strong desire to work in the area of electronics packaging for mission critical applications.
* Good written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

Desirable requirements -

* Experience of Catia V5 and V6/3DX VPM mechanical design tool.
* Experience of Mentor Graphics Expedition PCB layout including DxDesigner and CES.
* Experience of Windchill or Teamcentre Product data Management tool
* Knowledge of high speed digital and mixed signal physical design.

Education & Training

Strong experience in a similar role, probably for a minimum of five years, is needed for this role

Target Industries for Experience

High Tech Manufacturing

Working Pattern

Monday to Friday days


Occasional travel to other UK sites


Probable extension after initial contract duration

Base of Work

Following a familiarisation period on site this role will be working from home then working on site once COVID restrictions are lifted by the client - candidates must be able to work on site full time when required

Reason for vacancy


Interview Process

One stage interview