Interoperable, ultra-low profile, high-gain satcom on the move

 

Senior Mechanical Engineer

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to take a key role in the mechanical engineering team and undertake mechanical design, analysis, and design data pack creation in the product development of a novel phased-array antenna system.

As part of a Central London-based technology company, the successful candidate will be able to apply their technical skills and experience to developing and delivering our products.

Look up and lock on to a bigger future, fast

As the original disruptors in solid-state satcom-on-the-move antenna, Hanwha Phasor is rewriting the book on phased arrays. It’s one of the toughest challenges in satcom. And, so far, we are the only team to demo multi-axis capability in real world conditions.

Now we’re closing in our goal: active electronically-steered antennas (AESA) for super-fast, super-reliable connectivity—GEO, of course, but LEO, MEO and HEO too.

Our inventive combination of digital and analogue architectures enables highest performance gain for lowest power and lowest profile, while our modular approach enables configurable apertures for the full range of enterprise customers on the move – in the air, on land or at sea.

Backed by Hanwha Systems, the Korean technology giant with a growing presence in global satcom, we are attracting formidable partners: we have appointed a world-class, global manufacturing partner, and two of the world’s best FABs are working on our chips.

So, what does that mean for you? All the fast-paced opportunity you’d expect from a challenger, plus the systems, processes and investment you’d want from an established industry leader.

Technical responsibilities

  • Identify and support design trade-offs and produce mechanical designs for project functional and environmental requirements on time and within budget.
    • Capture requirements and distil into written specifications.
    • Maintain a good understanding of key project & functional deliverables, risks & opportunities.
  • Produce concept and detailed designs, using 3D CAD (preferably Solidworks), that are fit for purpose and cost effective.
    • Creation and updating of design interfaces and ICD’s for mechanical hardware
    • Create and amend design drawing packs to appropriate standards (e.g. BS8888) and associated Bills of Materials.
    • Perform design tolerance analysis including GD&T to ensure design intent, clearances and fits are met.
    • Peer review of mechanical concepts and designs
  • Work with Hardware engineers to produce mechanical designs for PCB’s, including board profiles, ICD’s, and flex-circuits,
  • Design parts for thermal, structural and aerothermal performance
    • Perform thermal and structural analysis using hand calculations and industry standard FEA tools to predict mechanical performance
  • Support mechanical and environmental testing through the creation of test plans, procedures, fixtures and reports etc.
  • Evaluate and apply mechanical DFM principles including processes and procedures for a range of manufacturing methods
    • Assist the wider team in the manufacture, assembly, and integration of prototypes to capture lessons learnt and feedback into designs.
  • Investigate & create engineering change notices to meet configuration control process requirements
    • Review and approve ECNs from others.
  • Support the wider technical deliverables required for product development, such as test equipment design, lifecycle management, procurement support and lab testing.

Organisational responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and build good working relationships with cross-functional team members and external vendors, acting as mechanical lead when required.
  • Take responsibility for own projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports.
  • Provide time and effort required for mechanical activities for project planning.
  • Manage and lead small engineering teams to deliver internal and external projects.
  • Present own/others work to peers and to the wider engineering group for review and approval.
  • Manage suppliers to deliver sub-contracted work packages including detail design, analysis, testing, and manufacturing of products (in conjunction with the operations team).
  • Identify and implement continuous improvements of processes and tools associated with the product development lifecycle and engineering functions

Essential qualifications and skills

  • A good first or Upper 2nd Class degree (BEng/MEng) in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work-based qualifications.
  • Minimum 5+ years in the mechanical design of aerospace hardware and/or complex electro-mechanical systems.
  • An understanding of most aspects of mechanical engineering, including ability to undertake basic structural & thermal analysis.
  • A broad understanding of materials, finishes and manufacturing processes and their application
  • Experience of mechanical integration of equipment onto customer platforms (esp. aerospace).
  • Experience of engineering product life cycle and development phases
  • Excellent communications skills and able to take responsibility for projects and delivery to tight timescales.
  • Able to “get hands dirty”.

Desirable

  • Product development of RF communications electronics.
  • Experience of Configuration Control processes and Product Lifecycle Management
  • Mechanical qualification and certification testing to airborne standards.
  • Experience of structural/thermal/dynamic analysis and testing for aerospace applications
  • Experience of customer liaison and support of customer demonstrations/installations.



All the benefits you'd expect from an industry leader

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4X annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training – continuing professional development to enable our people to succeed
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP

Overseas candidates welcome, generous relocation package

  • Sponsorship available on some roles – check vacancies
  • Visa application support and advice for you and your dependants
    • Full access to immigration consultant to assist with application process
    • Visa fees paid in full for employee + up to three dependants
  • Immigration health surcharge (IHS) covered for employee and up to three dependants for the length of the visa
  • Interest-free loans for employees with no prior UK residency – to help with essential purchases on arrival
  • Ongoing advice, support group and buddy scheme with other employees who have recently moved to the UK

London Technology Centre:

  • Based in modern, open-plan offices in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, with great views of the City of London from several spacious balconies with outdoor seating.
  • Excellent transport connections: Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras overground stations within walking distance; Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a five-minute walk.
  • Showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. Workspace networking and social events throughout the year.
  • With the City, Covent Garden and Embankment close by, there's plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.
  • Leather Lane street food market is right on our doorstep, with the usual chains close by.


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