Graduate Project Requirements Engineer

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe's number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

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.

Description of the job

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

The Airbus Defence & Space Project Data Management department is responsible for the delivery of accurate Project Data and Schedules to all projects within the Earth, Navigation and Science (ENS) business line. Current missions include Lisa Pathfinder, Solar Orbiter and ExoMars with the main customer being the European Space Agency (ESA).


Throughout the Graduate Programme you will gain exposure to all areas of the Project Data Management Department including Scheduling; Requirements Management; Configuration and Document Management; and In-orbit Support. Main activities will include:

  • Set-up of requirements management tools to ensure full control of all requirements, reporting and any other engineering tools and interfaces as required for ESA science missions.
  • Working closely with engineering project teams, including systems architectures and programme managers, to plan and schedule complex project activities.
  • Analysis of data from ESA science missions in relation to performance and contribution to reports for customers and stakeholders.
  • Support the customisation of commercial of-the-shelf tools as required (script writing / programming) to meet future requirements.
  • Training and support to end users.

This is an exciting and varied role which will give you exposure to the end-to-end lifespan of a satellite. You will gain in-depth understanding of the ENS business line and how to ensure we are able to meet project needs today and in the future across the entire product lifecycle.

This role will be based in Stevenage and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £26,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.


  • Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • At minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in IT, Engineering or related subject.
  • Experience of programming, ideally Visual Basic, Java or DXL.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Use of Microsoft Office Project would be advantageous, but not essential.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 25th November 2016.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible;facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus Group is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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