Electrical Systems 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.
The Airbus Defence and Space Electrical Systems Department in Stevenage is responsible for three major subsystems: Spacecraft Power Systems & Harness, TT&C and On Board Data Handing Management. The Electrical Systems Engineering team design, develop, provide support to AIT and finally to launch & in Orbit support. Our missions range from Science and Exploration spacecraft in Low Earth Orbits monitoring the health of the planet to Deep Space missions including probes, landers and rovers, heading to Mars and beyond. Design activities start with early phase concepts, with responsibility right up to and including launch of the spacecraft, and in-orbit commissioning of the spacecraft systems.
Task & accountabilities
Main activities of the role may include:
- Support to early concept studies, including RF link assessment, data handling, and power and energy balance of the spacecraft.
- Derive the subsystems requirements from the top level requirements and interface definition, modelling and analysis, support to testing, performance and design verification with emphasis on Electrical subsystem.
- Detailed definition of spacecraft architectures, and equipment, including responsibility for development of new concepts with suppliers, and end-to-end selection, and supply of hardware to the spacecraft.
- Responsibility for the verification planning and definition, as well as support activities to integration of hardware onto the spacecraft
- Support to launch preparation, including launch simulations and support to European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), monitoring and analysing mission telemetry during the launch and commissioning phase.
- Degree in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following
- An interest in one or more of the following electrical disciplines:
- Power analysis and energy balance, including sizing and selection of Solar Array, batteries and Power Conditioning & Distribution system
- RF Communications
- Data handling and communication protocols, including storage and transfer of information
- Ability to perform detailed analysis and assessment of equipment, sub-system and system performance.
- Enjoy being intellectually challenged and be able to demonstrate a logical and systematic approach to problem solving and trade-offs
- Be able to accurately define a verification plan in order to prove functional performance of equipment’s and sub-systems through analysis and/or test
- Demonstrate a willingness to utilise practical skills including development of test sites, hardware development, and verification.
Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.
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.