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  • Job reference: RMS0172836

Operations and FDIR engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Stevenage, UK
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/11/2016
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Time left:
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    (24/11/16)
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The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
A Spacecraft Operations and FDIR (Failure Detection, Isolation and Recovery) engineer is required to support the Operations & FDIR team leader to fulfil operations-related activities on Solar Orbiter

Responsibilities will include support to:

Operations and safety synthesis:
• Operational scenario definition and analysis
• Spacecraft operational constraints identification and analysis
• System FDIR consolidation and fine tuning
• Mission Operations timeline definition
• System TM and TC budgets
• Ground processing requirements definition

Project and customer interface
• Participation in project technical and progress meetings
• Participation to system and equipment reviews
• Provision of inputs to system progress report

System SW definition
• Provision of System Software Specification inputs to SW architect.
• Review of SW architecture, design and test documentation

Spacecraft User Manual (SUM)
• SUM preparation and maintenance
• Definition of nominal and contingency Flight Operational Procedures

Spacecraft testing
• Operations and FDIR validation plan and corresponding test results assessment
• Support customer (ESOC) during System Validation Tests preparation and execution
• Provision of Operations Support during spacecraft AIT/AIV including system test definition and execution

In-flight operations
• Supporting the operation centre during LEOP and commissioning phase (including the pre-launch simulation campaigns)
• In-flight performance verification and data analysis

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Previous experience of spacecraft operations preparation activities or spacecraft in flight operations
• Degree in a related subject such as engineering, physics or mathematics
• Fluency in spoken and written English

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Familiarity with the ECSS operations related standards, especially the Telemetry and Telecommand Packet Utilisation Standard.
• Experience of interfacing with customer teams
• Systems Thinking
• Requirements Development
• System Architecture
• General Systems IV&V
• Lean in Engineering

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