Spacecraft Opererations Engineer

Location: Scotland, Scotland Salary:
Sector: Engineering Type: Contract

My incredibly exciting Space partner in Scotland is looking for a Spacecraft operations engineer. This will be an initial 3 month contract with a high chance of extension.

You will be working on ground-breaking technology within the thriving Space sector. Below is the Spec, please let me know if you, or anybody you might know is interested.


  • Supporting several missions in the preparation and implementation of the relevant ground segment.
  • Supporting the operational analyses of the mission.
  • Support to the porting, development, integration and validation of the ground systems and facilities required for including all elements of the mission data systems.
  • Provide operations support to the Spacecraft Operations Manager at systems & spacecraft level for mission management and mission planning
  • Prepare and validate nominal and contingency procedures for flight and for spacecraft testing on ground
  • Support the ground segment integration tests, training and simulations
  • Participate in all flight operations following the wake-up
  • Support in-flight operations, including nominal, critical, contingency and on-call support
  • Support off-line evaluation of the spacecraft in-flight performance
  • Support maintenance of on-board software for the assigned areas

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience running full missions (kick off to launch and onwards)
  • Understanding ECSS Standards
  • Understanding of interplanetary mission operations
  • Understanding of spacecraft avionics architecture (data handling and AOCS)
  • Understanding of Flight Control Team tasks and responsibilities pre- and post-launch
  • Understanding of ground systems and facilities required to support spacecraft operations including the area of mission planning
  • Ability to work independently as well as good communication skills

If you are interested please apply with an updated CV.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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