Mission Concepts Engineer

Job Description

As Mission Concepts Engineer you will have to:

  • Research into, and development of, engineering products or concepts from a technical and systems perspective
  • Construct different engineering product and service lines and trade-off requirements, CONOPS, key drivers and systems architectures to rapidly establish baselines
  • Understand both requirements and CONOPS across multiple service offerings and facilitate harmonisation across product lines
  • Assist with future technology strategy in the development of roadmaps and plans
  • Assist with bid work, providing technical solutions and documentation


To be considered for the Mission Concepts Engineer you will need to have:

  • Proven experience in systems engineering or research actively applied to real satellite missions or conceptual mission studies
  • Experience in the systems and project engineering lifecycle from requirements definition through to verification
  • Experience in mission and systems architecture definition and CONOPS, especially understanding of both space and ground segment interaction
  • Experience in phase-0 or phase-A feasibility studies in satellite engineering where many solutions may be traded off in a rapid timeframe
  • Good knowledge of a range of subsystems & engineering teams including: GNC (AOCS, ADCS), astrodynamics, C&DH / OBDH, EPS, RCS (propulsion), COM (communications), software, ground segment & operations
  • A broad understanding across many different technologies and capabilities
  • An understanding of industrial or academic research techniques
  • A basic knowledge in the following areas: debris removal, end-of-life, in-orbit maintenance or servicing

Desirable Skills

  • Viewable examples of previous work
  • Experience with Agile toolsets, i.e. JIRA and Confluence
  • Knowledge of big data concept and open source frameworks
  • Use of automated build process tools, version control systems, REST APIs


Bluestream Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an as an Employment Business for temporary / contract recruitment.