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Telecom Systems - Advanced Payload Engineer

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Airbus Group

A vacancy for a Telecom Systems - Advanced Payload Engineer has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth.

The Telecom Payload System Engineering team is responsible for providing engineering support to telecom payload projects; to payload R&D activities and to the development of advanced payload products.
A vacancy is open for a position of Advanced Payload Engineer within the team based in Portsmouth.
The responsibilities include the design of advanced payload architecture for telecom satellites; the contribution to the definition of future payload products and the hands-on involvement in state-of-the art projects within the global leader of the telecom satellite market.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs. Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

Support the telecom proposals team
• Provide payload system engineering expertise support to bids
• Analyse customer's requirements and take responsibility for the design of a solution meeting these requirements
• When / where needed; assist in the capture and formalisation of the mission's specification
• Identify the main payload design to cost trade-offs, risks and opportunities
• Propose innovative approach and scope initial subsystems and equipment requirements to deliver the mission
• Support the workload estimate process for all RF system engineering work packages
• Generate payload frequency plans, block diagrams, analyses (e.g. EIRP, G/T etc.) and associated hardware lists. Carry-out initial performance analysis.
• Generate the payload mission redline or statement of compliance and, where necessary, supporting customer negotiations

- Support on-going projects: From customisation phase to PDR
• Act as payload design manager during the initial phase of the project (customisation phase)
• Take part to the equipment specification definition; with a particular focus on new / non-standard equipment and advanced sub-systems
• Take part to the performance analysis of the payload
• Take part to the preparation of the Preliminary Design Review data pack
• Support PDR and interact with the customer as required

- Support on-going projects: from PDR to AIT
• Take responsibility for an advanced subsystem or dedicated complex analysis (calibration; digital payload performance analysis; etc.) and support the given work package through to the critical design review (CDR)
• As required, take part to the test requirements specification for the given advanced subsystem and manage its industrialisation
• Support the assembly, integration and test phase; reporting results to the customer and supporting investigation of non-compliance
• Support of the advanced subsystem at spacecraft level during environmental test might also be needed; involvement in IOT might occasionally be required

- Support Telecom R&D and Airbus Innovation
• Support the R&D plan established by the Telecom business division: take responsibility for work packages and report to the R&D project manager
• Prepare study reports and support technical meetings
• Contribute to the identification of new topics of interest; both for R&D and for innovation (Airbus ‘BlueBox' process)
• Demonstrate product and market knowledge by taking part to relevant workshops and initiatives focused on the definition of Airbus future products; contribute to the definition and implementation of development roadmap--
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