Skip Navigation

Thales Careers

Search our jobs, use specific search options to find the perfect match


Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Engineer (Thales Alenia Space UK)

Job ID: R0138595 Location: Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Regular Employment, Full time
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 UK are looking for an individual to join their stimulating and fast-paced working environment in a role that reports to the Software and EGSE Engineering Manager, and is technically supported by a team of knowledgeable and experience Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Engineers. EGSE is the non-flight  electrical ground support equipment, used with satellites to test, and validate a flight product; normally a satellite; prior to its launch. This role offers the opportunity contribute to the testing of a satellite before it is launched into Space. Your main responsibility would be to work with the electrical equipment used in satellite testing, throughout the lifecycle of the equipment from design, specification, and procurement through to integration, commissioning and maintenance. The position will be based at the TAS-UK Harwell office.

This position will see you work on a range of satellite projects in varying stages of the project lifecycle, meaning you will be responsible for EGSE design, specification, procurement, integration, commissioning and maintenance throughout their career with TAS-UK.

Desired Skill-set:

  • Around 3 years relevant work experience, preferably in a Space Engineering Environment
  • Experience in the maintenance and operation of electrical test equipment and the principles of electrical measurements and test is essential
  • Knowledge of one or more satellite subsystems is desirable (Power, Radio Frequency, Command and Control)
  • Ideally experience of satellite AIT, or unit level testing, including CCS and other SCOE operation
  • Familiarity with relevant ECSS/CCSDS Standards

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities

  • Design and/or specify EGSE (i.e. Power, RF, CCS, TMTC) following the requirement engineering process and taking into account customer level requirements
  • Communicate with suppliers during the EGSE procurement process, to evaluate proposals andanswer technical queries, and attend the factory acceptance (FAT) where required
  • Review suppliers documentation and RID generation during formal reviews (PDR/CDR)
  • Produce EGSE documentation (design reports; user manuals; test procedures; configuration management reports; maintenance and spares plans)
  • Perform Integration and Commissioning of the EGSE, before delivery to AIT
  • Provide EGSE training to AIT teams
  • Liaise with AIT to perform periodic maintenance and calibration of items with EGSE racks as required
  • Lead the investigation and resolution of NCR’s relating to EGSE
  • Support bid preparation activities and prepare Technical specifications and Statements of Work as required
  • Work with the AIT teams to ensure the EGSE is correctly configured for their testing phase
  • Prepare the EGSE for transportation, and perform set up and validation on environmental test and launch campaigns

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!

< Go Back to results

About our location

Oxford, United Kingdom