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Payload Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH110355
  • Location: England, Hampshire
  • Sector: Electronic Engineering, Defence
  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
  • Date posted: 07/08/2017
This vacancy has now expired.
Essential Information

Job Title: Payload Engineer
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Location: Hampshire
Industry: Space

Job Summary

You will get the chance to work on an award winning state of the art solar powered UAV for use in both Military and Commercial applications.

The successful candidate will support the Payload Manager responsible for all aspects relating to the delivery of very light-weight payloads including but not limited to: specification, design, manufacture and integration.


*Translating customer user requirements into technical solutions
*Provide advice and guidance to payload suppliers on optimal integration solution for a Zephyr HAPS platform
*Working with customers and suppliers provide technical summaries on Zephyr platform and payload capabilities
*Provide input into the payload development strategy and roadmaps
*To ensure the stakeholders clearly understand the requirements for the and the capabilities of the payloads
*To liaise with the other subsystems teams such as power and propulsion to ensure that the best overall solution for the Zephyr system is being implemented
*To manage the integration of payloads onto Zephyr to ensure mission success


*Degree in a relevant field such as Electronics
*Familiarity with engineering methodologies for harsh environments
*Technical ability / familiarity with some of the following payload types:

-RF communications
-Optical and IF surveillance
-ESM and Sigint
-Data communications

*Development of working procedure compatible with regulatory approval
*Production of documentation including Test Plans, Test Schedules
*Liaising with the software developers and hardware engineers
*Strong communication skills to engage with management & technical colleagues
*Ability to work to demanding time-scales
*A familiarity with the configuration control tools and code configuration strategies

-Subcontractor management
-Sales and marketing support Customer facing skills
-Production of documentation including Test Plans, Test Schedules

If you would like to be considered for the aforementioned Payload Engineer vacancy then please do submit an application.

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.