The opto-mechanical design team seeks an enthusiastic and committed Engineer to support the design, analysis, test and assembly of optical payloads.
Engineers at SSTL have involvement on a mission right from concept through to launch, commissioning and operational life; a true cradle to grave experience and will give you the chance to see your work in Space in a rapid timescale! This key role will often sit within the core team of a satellite mission interacting with other technical leads across multiple disciplines to generate the technical solutions for innovative projects
Mechanical Engineering Tasks
Opto-mechanical system design from initial concept to detailed final design using 3D modelling tools.
Complete manufacturing drawings to enable the designs to be manufactured
Support the integration of the mechanical components in the clean rooms, support optical and environmental testing.
Maintain design logs and produce review material.
Undertake thermal, static and dynamic structural analysis of opto-mechanical components and assemblies
Management of Work Packages
Support manufacturing activities liaising with suppliers
Peer review of other team members work
Demonstrate at least 10 years’ experience on the design, build and test of opto-mechanical systems.. Experience in other relevant areas of precision engineering will be considered.
Relevant experience in some or all of the following areas:
Mounting optical components, lenses, mirrors, prisms, filters, detectors etc, kinematic mounting principles
Materials and manufacturing processes
Mechanical design using 3D CAD
Delivery of work packages
Qualifications Knowledge & Skills
Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar. Excellent analytical skills
Competent user of FEA package such as ANSYS Workbench or similar
Competent use of CAD (SolidWorks or Similar)
Knowledge of drawing practice to BS8888
Confidence to solve stress, kinematics, vibration and thermal analysis problems from first principles and the ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly.
Proven effective communication with project managers and customers
Good team working skills and communication skills
Ability to plan and manage own work responsible for budgets and delivery of work meeting project deadlines
Good knowledge of MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project
Able to demonstrate company mindsets and behaviours; Be accountable, Drive & delivery, Communicate effectively, Self-manage effectively, Work as one team
SSTL prides itself on being a super flexible company. The role is based in our Head Office in Guildford but we fully support hybrid working and a range of flexible working options.
Our comprehensive benefits package includes; 32 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme with Life Assurance, Private Medical & International Travel Insurance, Annual Bonus Scheme, Share Incentive Plan, Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Shared Parental Pay for new parents, High Street Discount Scheme and many more!
SSTL supports applications requiring a UK Skilled Worker Visa and sponsorship is available for this role. Relocation assistance may also be available.