|Job Ref:||204696789||Employer:||cv-library.co.uk||Industry:||Civil and Structural||Job Type:||Permanent||Country:||United Kingdom||County/State:||Cornwall||City:||Helston||Address:||Post Code:||TR13||Salary:||£60000/annum + Benefits||Post Date:||20/10/2016 02:14|
Senior Flight Dynamics Engineer
Goonhilly Earth Station (Cornwall)
Flight Dynamics Team Leader
Our client is a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with significant international spectrum rights and a network covering over one billion people.
The Group has designed and launched a new generation of high throughput Ka band geostationary satellites, in order to address an estimated market opportunity of over $11 billion per annum across EMEA. These satellites, together with Avanti's highly resilient Ground Earth Stations and proprietary Cloud software management system, are able to deliver levels of performance, service and resilience that have been previously unmatched in the industry.
Our clients growing customer base includes many of the World's leading telecoms and media companies, together with government users with civil and security requirements. The company is listed in London on AIM (AVN:LSE).
Main duties and responsibilities
Perform spacecraft operations for the growing fleet of geosynchronous satellites (HYLAS 1, HYLAS 2, and ARTEMIS in flight, HYLAS 3 and HYLAS 4 in the pipeline). Activities include, among others, orbit determination, manoeuvre planning, propellant accounting
Liaise with other teams to ensure smooth operations
Implement station-keeping and co-location strategies
Run offline analyses on the spacecraft status and performances, including but not limited to co-location activities, mass consumption estimation, life-time estimation. Code new software tools as required
Write, test, run, and update operational procedures
Perform simulations to analyse relevant operational scenarios (e.g. relocations, collision avoidance, end-of-life de-orbit)
Prepare the handover to client of all post-LEOP operations of the future satellites of the fleet
Propose and implement improvements to the operational activities
Provide support to the FD manager in all daily activities
In addition to the above responsibilities, the jobholder is required to perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the supervisor/line manager from time to time.
Skills and qualifications required
Attention to details and self discipline
Excellent command of the English language
Proven academic and/or professional experience in orbit determination and/or manoeuvre optimization
Undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics, astronomy, or aerospace engineering
Deep, demonstrable understanding of Newtonian physics and orbital mechanics
Wide mathematical background, including but not limited to: differential calculus, matrix algebra, SRIF, spherical geometry, rocket equation
Good programming and scripting skills, complemented by the willingness to learn new software languages
Proven capability of both working independently under limited supervision and in a team
Eagerness to learn, to admit and correct mistakes, and to share knowledge
Ambition to thrive professionally and personally
Master's degree in a relevant field
Proven academic and/or professional experience in perturbation theory, Kalman filtering, covariance analysis
Remuneration will be related to skills and experience