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Electric Propulsion Product Lead Engineer

Job ID: R0109452 Location: Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales Alenia Space are looking for a person with Power Supply experience to join the team.

Responsibilities of role:

  • Technical follow-up of the development, procurement and acceptance of the equipment/product

  • Generate and manage the technical requirements specification (URD) for the propulsion equipment/product

  • Become the technical interface for the equipment/product externally with the equipment supplier/s and occasionally with TAS customer technical teams

  • Become the technical interface for the equipment/product internally between functional disciplines, subsystem and occasionally system teams within TAS.

  • Support the technical evaluation of supplier proposal reviews in TEBs and support propulsion equipment definition and selection.

  • Review and consolidate the suppliers technical documentation for the equipment through the different project life cycle milestones & reviews (EQSR, PDR, CDR, MRR, TRR, QR, etc)

  • Prepare technical inputs and documentation for the selected equipment for each subsystem / system project review (PDR, CDR, MRR, QR etc)

  • Verify that the acceptance or qualification test plan (ATP or QTP) of the productis in accordance with the requirements of the URD.

  • Review the equipment test report/s (ATR/QTR) in preparation for the TRB and perform trend analysis for every unit produced for TAS.

  • Support and coordinate technical investigations as required to resolve NCs during equipment development / manufacturing / testing

  • Consolidate RFDs issued by suppliers for propulsion equipment/products and provide input to CCBs.

  • Be recognised externally as the technical lead within TAS UK for the equipment/product with the equipment supplier/s and customer technical teams

  • Be recognised and respected amongst his or her peers internally as the technical lead within TAS UK for the equipment/product between functional disciplines, subsystem and system teams within TAS

  • Work with stakeholders, at all levels within the business to resolve complex business and technical challenges.

  • Provide in depth technical expertise on his/her equipment to support a bid or project and implements appropriate solutions.

  • Often work as part of a specialist multi-functional team, for specific periods of time and on bounded activities to address new equipment/product development needs.

Expected Behaviours

  • Clearly demonstrable technical competence on his/her equipment/product;

  • Can communicate technically with confidence

  • Team player who can confidently interface at all levels within a project and represent the company externally (with suppliers and customers)

  • Pro-active and capable of working on own initiative with high level of integrity

  • Proactively seeks to understand the wider TAS organisation thinking beyond own role/technical skill domain

  • Has good commercial awareness of his or her specialist equipment/products

  • Ability to complete his or her tasks autonomously to cost, schedule and quality

Qualifications, Skills & Experience;

The following are considered essential for this role:

  • Degree level qualification in a discipline associated with Space Engineering (such as aerospace/astronautics/mechanical engineering) or related subjects (such as physics). Post-graduate research in a subject field related to propulsion would be desirable

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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