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Airbus

Graduate Satellite Payload Engineer

Salary notes: 
£27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000
Job/scheme locations: 
Portsmouth
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 
10/11/2019

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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.

  • Start date: September 2020
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Application closing date: 10th November 2019

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 programmes conclusion.

This opportunity exists within the Earth Observation, Navigation and Science (ENS) business unit of Airbus Defence and Space Ltd in Portsmouth, where we have a long heritage in development, build and test of space-borne radar and passive microwave sensors for Earth observation. Working within a transnational organisation and with an emphasis on technology you can be involved in a variety of programmes from studies and R&D through to space-flight development, in an innovative environment dealing with unique and challenging new instrument concepts.

Main activities of the role may include;

  • State-of-the-art technology and techniques studies
  • Development & analysis of conceptual and existing payload designs
  • Prototyping laboratory work
  • Spaceborne hardware assembly, integration and test
  • Preparation of reports and presentations
  • Participation in meetings with customers and suppliers

Skills:

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Passion for engineering design and innovation
  • Currently studying or completed a Physics, Aerospace or electrical engineering degree (or related)
  • Keen interest and capability in microwave imaging and sensing, radar or radiometers.
  • Keen interest in, and some understanding of the space industry and related Airbus activities
  • Experience with office software applications and high level coding/programming (e.g. Matlab, Python or C++ etc.)

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

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

This role will be based in Portsmouth and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.

Applications will be accepted from 16th September 2019 – 10th November 2019.

Contact:

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 graduates@airbus.com. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus 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.

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

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