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Space Qualified Metrology Engineer – KTP Associate (Neptec UK Ltd)

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Other
Salary:  £24,500 to £32,000
Fixed Term - 3 year contract
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Wednesday 17 June 2015
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 July 2015
Reference:  038715

Are you interested in shaping the future of space metrology and have a substantial impact on the UK’s economy? Are you an upcoming expert in Opto-electronics engineering or applied physics? Are you comfortable in using experimental work and instrumentation? If so this may be the role for you.

The University of Surrey and Neptec (UK) Ltd are offering a rare opportunity to lead a strategic project to develop a space qualified metrology instruments to allow satellites to fly in very tight formation and to gain industrial exposure to experienced industry professionals who have very high expectations.  The project will transform the company to become world leader in space metrology

Neptec UK Limited (NUK) is a subsidiary of Neptec Design Group Ltd (NDG). NDG is an experienced spaceflight engineering company who specialise in the development, production, integration, operation and support of intelligent spaceflight sensors, payloads, instruments and equipment.

The candidate will ideally have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in Engineering or Applied Physics or related disciplines, especially concerning instrumentation.  The candidate should hold a Masters and an Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or Applied Physics or a closely related discipline and have experience in experimental work and optical instrumentation (ideally space flight instrumentation), with the ability to conduct a structured, logical approach to experimental design and accurate record keeping. Knowledge of space and radiation interaction with materials will be highly beneficial, as will knowledge of electronics. 

We require a self-starter who will perform beyond the bounds of the immediate tasks set and so add value to Neptec UK Ltd. The successful candidate will develop a diverse range of technical skills including engineering design, manufacturing and testing, in order to become a manager of tomorrow within this environment. You will be demonstrably self-motivated, pragmatic, efficient, creative, highly proactive and able to work well on your own initiative with strong organisational, ICT, interpersonal and communication skills; with the ability to communicate at all levels, as well as report writing ability.

The project includes a generous training budget that will provide you with a wealth of opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills including commercial, communication and leadership skills as well as engineering design, systems engineering, software design and development in a space environment.  

The project is funded by Innovate UK under their Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme. 

Informal enquiries may be made by email to Professor Yang Gao at the University of Surrey (yang.gao@surrey.ac.uk) or to James Coates at Neptec (UK) Ltd (JCoates@neptec.com)

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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