Senior Power System Engineer Visa Sponsorship Uk

January 11, 2024
£45.6 - £55.2 / year

Job Description





An excellent opportunity to make a difference in the industry by supplying cutting-edge power solutions for spacecraft missions.

An excellent opportunity to make a difference in the industry by supplying cutting-edge power solutions for spacecraft missions. This function is in charge of designing, analysing, developing, testing, and delivering power system and energy conversion solutions for various missions, including power subsystem lead responsibility for those operations.

Engineers at SSTL work on missions from design to launch, commissioning, and operational life; a genuine cradle to grave experience that allows you to witness your work in Space in a short period of time. This critical function will frequently be part of the core team of a satellite mission, collaborating with other technical leads from many disciplines to provide technical solutions for novel initiatives.




Important Tasks

The primary job in Space Projects will be the Power Subsystem Lead and Work Package Managers, which will include the design, analysis, development, verification, and delivery of the power subsystem/modules. Typical responsibilities include:


  • In space projects, serve as the Power Subsystem Lead and Work Package Manager.


  • Ownership of the power subsystem system and all of its components.


  • Identification of spacecraft system requirements and their flow-down to the spacecraft power system


  • Delivery of a power system solution that meets these standards in accordance with the company’s stated processes.


  • Management and verification of these specifications


  • Interfacing at the system and subsystem levels, as well as trade-offs


  • Management of technical solutions, as well as assistance to other design engineers as needed.


  • Management and delivery of work packages for satellite power systems, including budget, schedule, planning, risk management, and communications with project managers.


  • Communication with internal and external consumers


  • Technical document creation (containing FMEA at the interface level, development/test/verification plans, test methods, and technical descriptions)


  • Minor circuit design upgrades (replacing old parts, incremental performance enhancements, ECN generations, and so on)


  • Support product development and new mission concepts.


  • Making suggestions for future contract bids.



Previous Work Experience


  • At least three years of demonstrated Power System Engineering expertise in a systems/power electronics function, preferably in the space or aerospace industries.


  • Analogue and power electronics analysis, design, build, and testing in a system/subsystem design


  • Batter Charge/Discharge Regulators, Power Distribution Modules, Relay/Activation Modules, Drive Electronics for motors/mechanism, DC-DC converters (range from 5W-3kW), Heater Control Boards, Batteries and Solar Panels, etc. are examples of typical Power System Equipment in a spacecraft.


  • Hands-on design and production experience, as well as fault-finding throughout power electronics/analogue product development.


  • Excellent technical presentation and discussion skills in front of/with a technical audience


  • Recent experience with schematic capture and simulation tools (for example, MentorGraphics, OrCAD PSPICE, and others)



Qualifications Knowledge and skills


  • BTEC / Degree in Electronics or an equivalent qualification


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to influence, convince, and negotiate with people at all levels (external and internal), as well as assist in establishing compromises where competing requirements exist.


  • Exceptional organisation, self-motivation, and initiative


  • Good teamwork abilities, as well as the capacity to interact with people at various levels


  • Excellent presentation and customer service abilities


  • Results-driven with a strong desire to deliver


  • flexible and flexible to shifting priorities


  • proactive and capable of taking the initiative


Excellent organisational and planning abilities


  • Highly structured with excellent communication abilities


  • Capability to work on multiple tasks at the same time


  • Capable of working independently and on one’s own initiative


  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (both written and oral); ability to interact with consumers and technical representatives


  • Decision-making and problem-solving abilities


Ability to multitask and complete both short-term and long-term tasks


  • Proven ability to offer solutions under time constraints and under pressure


  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project skills are required.


  • Capable of demonstrating company mindsets and behaviours such as accountability, driving and delivery, effective communication, and successful self-management. Work as a unit.




SSTL takes pride in being a highly adaptable organisation. The position is based in our Guildford headquarters, although we fully embrace hybrid and flexible working arrangements.



Our comprehensive benefits package includes 32 days of vacation plus bank holidays, a pension scheme with life assurance, private medical and international travel insurance, an annual bonus scheme, a share incentive plan, enhanced maternity, paternity, and shared parental pay for new parents, a high street discount scheme, and many other benefits.

Visa Support

SSTL accepts applications for UK Skilled Worker Visas, and sponsorship is available for this position. There is also relocation aid provided.