Mechanical Design Engineer

Closing Date
5 October 2020
Competitive + Pension


The group AAC Clyde Space offers turnkey solutions and services from mission design to on-orbit operations, including reliable customizable satellite platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg and a full range of subsystems for cube and small satellites. With unrivalled flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space enables customers to reach their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact.

A Mechanical Design Engineer is required to support an increased customer demand and growing order book. This is a full-time role based in Glasgow for an experienced engineer who can work to deliver our next range of nanosatellite projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design of mechanical components such as spacecraft structures and deployable systems.
  • Design of solar panels, including electrical architecture.
  • Structural and thermal analysis of subsystems and platforms.
  • Producing manufacturing drawings for suppliers and manufacturing instructions for in-house assembly.
  • Interaction with supply chain to source components at appropriate cost, timescale and quality.
  • Support to manufacturing, integration and test.

Skills required:

  • BEng(Hons) or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering or related subject, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years industrial experience
  • Experience in using CAD systems, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Solid understanding of structural and thermal design and analysis principles, and practical experience of performing such analysis.
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to manage time, work within a team and work autonomously when required.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and progress several projects in parallel.
  • Ability to work flexibly and apply oneself to problems outside of core competencies as required by a small, fast-growing organisation.

Skills Desirable:

  • Experience in spacecraft engineering.
  • Electrical engineering qualifications and/or experience.
  • Understanding of PCB design and manufacturing processes.
  • Fluent in a second language would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working in the space/aerospace/defence industries.
  • Practical skills in fabricating and modifying mechanical parts (hand tools, mill, lathe).
  • Working knowledge of ECSS standards and experience of ESA processes.
  • Vibration and/or shock testing experience

* Clyde Space is part of the Nasdaq North listed ÅAC Microtec organisation.

This position is available to fill immediately, so applicants are encouraged to reply promptly.

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AAC Clyde Space has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the EU. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to Clyde Space verifying that you are eligible to work in the EU before you start work. Clyde Space are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please note that if you have not heard anything from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, your application has on this occasion been unsuccessful. You will be sent an email by our recruitment team acknowledging receipt of your application and we would welcome that you follow up with them for feedback.

Closing date 5 October 2020

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