AOCS/GNC Architect


Direct Entry Job Permanent Stevenage, UK

Uploaded 7 Sep 2019

Job Description

An experienced AOCS/GNC (Attitude and Orbital Control System/Guidance, Navigation and Control) Architect is required in the Flight Dynamics and AOCS/GNC Department.

The AOCS/GNC Architect is responsible for ensuring AOCS/GNC development activities are performed on quality, on time and on cost. You will ensure that AOCS activities are properly coordinated across the whole project, that agreed schedule is maintained, and that all activities are successfully completed within the defined budgets. The AOCS/GNC architect also proactively technically manages subcontracts.

The job is a challenging and exciting mix of systems engineering including HW (sensors and actuators) know-how, control engineering, project management and subcontract management.

You will be expected to guide, review and approve AOCS/GNC design and analysis activities through the full engineering lifecycle from initial concept design through to support to validation, producing the associated documentation (design justifications, SW requirements for AOCS/GNC algorithms, performance analysis documentation).

In addition to strong technical skills, you should have the potential to guide other engineers and be experienced with work package management / cost control processes. Subcontract management skills, with particular emphasis on schedule adherence and management, are necessary.

The role will require routine business travels, both within the UK and around Europe.

Person Specification

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Matlab and Simulink experience.
  • General computer literacy, including MS Office.
  • Subcontract management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to interact comfortably within a team environment.
  • Space industry experience including AOCS/GNC
  • Leadership

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Computer simulations
  • Software development in C (or C++)
  • Robotics