Lead Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: BSP404083
  • Date Posted: 8 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Bluestream Recruitment
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £60,000 to £75,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Satellite, Space, Engineering > Systems, Engineering > Communications Systems
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Belinda
  • Email: info@bluestreamrecruitment.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01235 838 568

Job Description

As Lead Systems Engineer you will be an integral part of a global space company at the forefront of technology

As Lead Systems Engineer you will support the development of technical solutions for customers worldwide.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include

  • Developing comprehensive understanding of company’s technology and product portfolio
  • Conducting system/specification trade-off and negotiation with customers and engineers for diverse missions and applications
  • Technical requirements elicitation, scrutiny, and allocation including trade-offs across design for compliance, design for manufacture, and design for cost approaches
  • Generating system, sub-system and product and software level specifications and interface definitions based on end-to-end system and customer requirements and constraints for both internal teams and external partners. Technical spacecraft resource and performance budget management including some underlying analyses, including co-ordination of inputs and analysis from discipline specialists
  • Analysing system level performance requirements to allocated subsystems/components requirement
  • Enabling technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical elements of end-to-end system and satellite subsystems

Experience required

  • Educated to BSc or equivalent in engineering or related technical discipline
  • Have considerable commercial experience in developing concepts for space missions
  • Have strong experience and knowledge of
    • Engineering concepts for missions ranging from LEO to GEO and beyond
    • Spacecraft and constellation mission analysis across all orbital regimes
    • Spacecraft operations, including the definition of ground segment
    • Systems engineering and requirements definition for spacecraft including thermal; power and electrical; propulsion; payload; RF (link budgets etc); Optical intersatellite links.
    • Liaising with a wide range of customers in Commercial, Civil and Defence market segments
  • Experience of the end-to-end mission delivery lifecycle

Rewards/Benefits include

  • Competitive base salary
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare


Our client is a leading global space mission partner, working across robotics, satellite systems, and space imagery who are pushing the boundaries to tackle big challenges with innovative and pioneering solutions. Company is continually growing which opens up opportunities to develop your career further.

Space Systems | RF | Link Budgets | Optical intersatellite links | LEO |  GEO | Spacecraft operations | Space Missions


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