Mechanical Engineer (Space)

University of Leicester

Direct Entry Job 2 years Leicester, UK

Uploaded 25 Jan 2019

Job Description

University of Leicester, Department of Physics & Astronomy

About the role

In this role you will lead several mechanical engineering activities and provide system mechanical engineering expertise to the Space Research Centre’s projects. You will provide leadership to a number of high profile flight projects in the mechanical engineering discipline, interacting variously with ESA, CNES, CAS and NASA on a regular basis.

You will support the day to day work of the Senior Mechanical Engineer and the system engineering teams within larger projects or on an individual basis within the project (depending on the scale of the projects).

Currently the SRC has the PI role in the SXI instrument on the SMILE mission with ESA/CAS (launch 2023); development of the X-ray optic for the CNES/CAS SVOM mission (launch 2022); PI role on the SXI instrument on the ESA M5 Theseus mission Phase A study; a role in the ESA/CAS Einstein Probe mission and many other projects. Besides interests in a range of space flight missions, the role, as part of the space engineering group, will have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of projects in many varied areas of investigation, from (e.g.) ground based instrumentation (CTA) to healthcare.

Additional information

Full time, fixed term contract for 2 years

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Paul Drumm on [email protected]

Application deadline 25 February 2019. We anticipate that interviews will take place during the week commencing 11 March 2019

Person Specification

With a degree level qualification in mechanical engineering, you will also have relevant professional experience. Experience in Engineering IT infrastructure is essential. You will have the ability to work independently but have an understanding of where wider consultation is needed. We are looking for a self-starter with passion and motivation for the subject matter.