AOCS/GNC (Attitude and Orbital Control System/Guidance, Navigation and Control) Engineer Graduate Programme 2021
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period we will offer a combination of both focused formal training, as well as on-the-job learning and the chance to build your professional network.
The programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company and its culture. The training provided will help to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.
An AOCS/GNC (Attitude and Orbital Control System/Guidance, Navigation and Control) graduate engineer is required to join a team of analysts to work on current and future space missions. The job is a stimulating blend of learning and technical work and the successful candidate will gain extensive experience in the design and analysis of space mission GNC, for both small studies and large projects
The department provides the AOCS/GNC engineering and Mission Analysis support to a number of large ESA projects currently being conducted at Airbus DS Ltd. Stevenage and across Europe. These include a number of large ESA projects, including Solar Orbiter (observing the Sun’s heliosphere and solar wind), JUICE (scientific probe to explore the icy moons of Jupiter), ExoMars Rover (a mission to land and operate an autonomous rover vehicle on Mars) or the Mars Sample Return (NASA-ESA collaboration for bringing samples from the Martian surface back to Earth).
The department also leads a number of technology R&D studies (both internal and external) in the areas of advanced AOCS, GNC/robotics and AI.
The successful candidate will be expected to perform 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 etc.) and being able to develop SW to a prototype level (non-real time simulator development under C/Matlab).
The successful candidate will have as a minimum a good degree in a numerate discipline and preferably qualifications targeted at the space engineering sector. Knowledge of dynamics, filtering, estimation and/or control is essential, as is experience in the use of Matlab, Simulink. Experience of mathematical modelling, computer simulations and software development is highly desirable. Employment experience within the space industry is preferable, although not mandatory.
Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;
Studying towards / hold a degree in one of the following; Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Maths or similar
Skills and Experience
- General computer literacy, including MS Office.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to interact comfortably within a team environment.
- Matlab and Simulink.
- Having participated in a GNC/AOCS project at some point of the development and validation cycle
- Mathematical modelling
- Computer simulations
- Control Engineering
- Space industry
- Knowledge of dynamics and filtering/estimation/control engineering content.
Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.
The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.
This role will be based in Stevenage and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.