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Date Added: Wed 07/02/2024

AIT Lead Engineer

Stevenage, SG1, UK
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Job Type: Contract, Full Time

Salary: £30.02 - £34.02/hour

On behalf of our client, we are looking for an AIT Lead Engineer to join them on an initial 12-month contract. As the AIT Lead Engineer, you will promote and drive AIT standards ensuring engineering concepts are delivered to the shop floor in a controlled manner. Ensure quality and process robustness through promotion of best practise within team and between disciplines.

Role: AIT Lead Engineer
Pay: £34.02 per hour Umbrella
Contract: Monday to Friday, 37 Hours a week, 12 Months
Location: Stevenage
IR35 Status: Inside
SC Clearance: SC Cleared Preferred


Responsible for the Mechanical Satellite element and lead the mechanical team on an ENS project through Phases 'A', 'B', 'C/D' and 'E'
Leading a team of AIT engineers on the specific project
Planning the mechanical team's activities on a weekly basis (including operations team) and implementing this plan.
Supporting the use of 3Dx Delmia on the specific project
Produce specs from test requirements, write test plans, DDV, plans, AIT plans, test procedures and test reports.
Control of all project MGSE, flight & support equipment
Produce MGSE requirement specs from test requirements, operating and maintaining MGSE.
Alignment - producing test procedures and operating and maintaining optical alignment equipment.
Designing test equipment, overseeing its manufacture, and commissioning
Mechanical handling or spacecraft, instruments, payloads, solar arrays, antennas etc
Prepare and carry out environmental tests (Vibration, Acoustic, Mass properties, Thermal) at unit, subsystem, instrument, and spacecraft level.
Install and validate test instrumentation.
Support propulsion testing
Handling and installation of thermal hardware
Mechanical integration and testing of electronic units, subsystems and instruments, mechanisms, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, payloads and spacecraft and control the documentation associated with performing these tasks.

Relevant engineering experience.
Appreciation of satellite integration processes and project phases
Use of SAP or other ERP System
Understanding of build documentation and the need for it
Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
Managing a team during day-to-day activities ensuring work is completed on time and the correct standard
Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule
Face-to-face dealings with customers and suppliers
Worked in volatile, high pressure environments to resolve technical and personnel conflicts
Spacecraft Mechanical testing on prime projects is essential
Leading other team members
Production of MGSE specs and operation of MGSE and flight HW
Production of high quality documentation (test specs, test plans, test procedures, AIT Plans, DDV plans)
If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Natalie Dalkin at Line Up Aviation
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