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Technical Specialist - Mechanical Systems

Oxford Space Systems

Oxford Space Systems

harwell, didcot ox11, uk
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Company

Oxford Space Systems develops innovative deployable antennas for Space.  Our aim is to be the global leader in this field, providing effective solutions today for the space-based services of the future.  We are leveraging innovations from beyond the space sector to make our antennas smaller, lighter and cheaper than traditional designs.

This is an exciting time to join us as we scale up for the future, having already delivered multiple systems for operational satellites with in-orbit deployment success, and significant investment in our facilities with a state-of-the-art head office at Harwell and a bespoke manufacturing facility in Abingdon.


The Role

We are growing and have a new opportunity for a Technical Specialist for Mechanical Systems to join our Chief Engineers team.  This role works closely with project teams to provide technical expertise, guidance and review across our product portfolio in the disciplines of mechanical, and mechanism engineering. As well as contributing to Systems Engineering activities considering design tradeoffs, requirements and risk management as well as interface control.

You will also be responsible for ensuring our mechanical engineering policies and procedures are in place to ensure consistent, cost effective and quality mechanical engineering output.

You are likely to have a bachelors or equivalent in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or a related subject along with demonstrative experience of technical support to complex projects.  You will be an experienced user of one or more software packages for mechanical, thermal or mathematical modelling.  You will also be an excellent communicator with strong relationship building skills and a pragmatic approach to problem solving.   

If you have the relevant skills and experience, are proactive, resourceful, enthusiastic and want to make a significant contribution to a growing and exciting company, then we want to hear from you. In return we offer a competitive salary, flexible benefits allowance, employee assistance programme, exciting career opportunities, the ability to work flexibly, as well as 28 days basic holiday plus bank holidays and a contributary pension scheme.

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