Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: BSR2261104AB
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Bluestream Recruitment
  • Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £42,000 to £68,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary negotiable for the right experience
  • Sector: Engineering, Space, Satellite Communications & Energy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Belinda Elliott
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  • Telephone: 01235 838 568

Job Description

Are you an experienced Systems Engineer with a background in the space or satellite communications industry looking for an opportunity to get involved in Bids & Proposals?

As the Systems Engineer  you will be part of key team member making a positive impact on the future of space missions

The Systems Engineer is part of the Systems Engineering team, and acting as the lead technical authority for bids and phase 0 / A studies related to in-orbit servicing missions etc, together with

  • Interacting with Business Development, Capture and Bid teams
  • Authoring and reviewing technical proposal elements and project documentation
  • Preparing work package descriptions and associated estimates
  • Performing trade-off analyses and top level system design
  • Adapting the system design from existing mission architectures to align with the needs of a new customer
  • Reviewing inputs from subsystem engineers or external partners and critiquing appropriately
  • Understanding the existing mission architecture, be aware of what developments are road mapped and how our systems will evolve
  • Support the existing missions as a system engineer, as and when needed


To be considered for the role of Systems Engineer you will need to:

  • Be educated to MSc or BSc in engineering discipline
  • Have previous commercial experience of satellite system engineering
  • Have a good understanding of all the critical subsystems that make up a satellite mission
  • Have excellent written & communication skills and able to interact with a bid team under pressure
  • Be able to perform complicated trade-offs and present conclusions succinct
  • Have a good understanding of attitude and orbit control subsystem.
  • Have experience of satellite level AIT
  • Have experience working on ESA proposals and studies

Our client is a rapidly expanding innovative and pioneering global organisation making a positive contribution to the sustainability of space. They are a people focused business who can offer you the opportunity to develop your career in space further. As Systems Engineer you will be part of a supportive and passionate team international team, and be rewarded with a very competitive salary and fabulous range of benefits.


Systems Engineer | Space Missions | Technical Authority | Bids | Proposals | Subsystems | Satellite | AIT


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