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Electrical Systems Engineer

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35 - £39 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

  • Email:

  • Contact phone:

    02921 67 37 46

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    11 February 2022

  • Start date:


Electrical Systems Engineer - INSIDE IR35 - 6 Months - Up to £39 per hour - Umbrella - Immediate Start - BPSS or Willing to Undergo - Stevenage

We are on the lookout for an Electrical Systems Engineer to join our client within the Defence domain.

Essential –
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of UDMS scripting would be an advantage.
  • Spacecraft systems and subsystem technical knowledge and awareness, e.g. Data Handling, Packet Utilisation Standard, Data Bus Communications – 1553, Spacewire, RF system, Power systems, batteries, Solar Arrays, Thermal Control, heaters, thermostats and FDIR.
  • Experience in testing of flight instrument (radar in this case) at spacecraft system level.
  • Ability to interface with a remote design and test team during preparation of spacecraft level scientific payload integration and test.
  • Spacecraft electrical system knowledge
  • Awareness of ‘cleanroom’ disciplines.
  • Willing to support shifts if required. (Potentially travel to Europe for test campaign).
  • Electrical/Spacecraft Systems fault investigation and test sequence debug.
  • Preparing test procedure and sequences from test specifications, writing test reports and supporting test and non-conformance reviews.
  • 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 probes/analysers).
Desirable –
  • Experience of electrical integration of equipment on a spacecraft.
  • Working knowledge of TMTC Databases.
  • Writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft systems tests including FDIR from the Central Checkout System (CCS).
  • Experience of environmental and launch test campaigns.
  • Familiar with the Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Programming and scripting languages, in particularly writing and debugging Linux/Unix bash scripts is an advantage. Knowledge of a programming language such as C, Java, python, TCL, VBA