AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
We are looking for an experienced Electrical Systems Engineer to join our Earth Observation department at Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth.
Reporting to the Systems Engineering Lead, you will be the project technical authority during the life cycle of the project. A key part of this is technical responsibility for producing the electrical systems logical and physical architecture and ensuring its early phase studies through design, integration and validation phases of Earth Observation Payload Systems.
Your work will involve gathering requirements (at each level of the product tree), generating high-level specifications and developing / maintaining performance models to ensure the reliability and integrity of electrical signals transmission and power distribution, taking into account bonding shielding throughout the spacecraft and EMC.
You will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).
Tasks & Accountabilities
Define robust electrical systems architectures for spacecraft payloads including DC power, telemetry and command and control interfaces
Work in a multidisciplinary team throughout the project lifecycle, to establish and develop a system/product/service
Capture customer needs, define technical requirements and turn them into a feasible solution by proposing a reliable and cost-effective electrical systems architecture. Manage technical relationships with customers
Represent the electrical systems architecture to other stakeholders and maintain an accurate database of documents, drawings and tables depicting all electrical interfaces
Manage engineering work packages including work placed on contractors or suppliers, ensuring completion of tasks within time, cost and schedule
Manage technical relationships with suppliers to agree technical requirements and ensure adequate expertise applied to product development and performance
Support demonstration of the system performance, by preparing and completing verification and tests
Prepare and present information for project and internal reviews and for customer progress meetings
Anticipate and manage trade-offs between solutions considering all aspects: quality, cost, schedule, risks, safety and performance.
This role will require occasional national and/or international travel to visit customers and subcontractors, for technical reviews, progress meetings, etc.
Experience in design and development of analog, digital and DC power interfaces and distribution systems
Thorough knowledge of standard interfaces and protocols for different types and speeds of digital signals, and their appropriate applications
Solid understanding of transmission lines and communications theory
Experienced in use of industry standard modelling tools (e.g. P-Spice, Matlab) for signals analysis
Thorough understanding of bonding, grounding and shielding and the management of EMC
What We Can Offer To You
In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.
Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
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