Power Systems Engineer - Part-time

Job Description

Experienced Power Systems Engineer required 1.5 days per week over a 12-month contract. Flexible working arrangements are available, but regular team working at the UK offices is expected.  

As Part-time Power Systems Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Managing and reviewing the development and design activities for power subsystems on client’s spacecraft, including
    • maintain sub-system requirements
    • review sub-system architecture
      • review trade-off analysis of hardware & software solutions
      • support power budgets
      • review FMECA inputs and FDIR processes
      • manage and ensure compliance to the grounding scheme across the spacecraft
      • understand and review the interaction between the different elements of the power subsystem: generation (solar panels), storage (battery) and distribution (PCDU)
  • Coordinating with other teams at sub-system and at system level to define ConOps, ICDs, development and verification plans.
  • Planning sub-systems and system level verification tests, including environmental testing.


To be considered for the Part-time Power Systems Engineer role you will need to:

  • Have BSc or MSc in electrical engineering or relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • Several years of commercial experience of designing and testing power subsystems for satellites.
  • Have good understanding of solar panel specification, manufacturing process, handling and testing.
  • Have experience sizing, procuring, testing and integrating satellite batteries and an awareness the storage & handling requirements for batteries.
  • Have experience in constructing grounding philosophies and grounding diagrams for spacecraft architectures.
  • Have experience of designing and testing EGSE for the purposes of powering the satellite during the AIT phase.
  • Have good understanding of spacecraft mission lifecycle and milestones (e.g. MDR, PDR, CDR, etc).
  • Have good understanding of system engineering & managing requirements through the full project lifecycle.

      And Ideally

  • Have good knowledge/experience of spacecraft design lifecycle at all stages from initial concept to design, test, and operations.
  • Have operational experience of power systems on spacecraft missions.
  • Have experience of analysis radiation tolerances and knowledge of radiation hardness assurance for Low Earth Orbit applications.



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