Satellite Power Subsystem Engineer

Company Details

OHB Italia SpA is acknowledged as one of the leading medium size companies in Europe for space systems integration. It is part of a cluster of European enterprises operating in the aerospace business.

Your Tasks

  • Analysis of the Satellite Mission Requirements from the Customer, delivery of the Electrical Power Budget (Satellite units consumption, Solar Array delivered power, battery charge/discharge cycling, Power Conditioning Unit dissipation) during the various Satellite phases, simulation of possible Operational scenarios.
  • Perform and/or coordinate electrical analysis showing compliance to the requirements
  • Interaction with other subsystems/units responsible (mission, structure, mechanical, thermal, Data Handling, safety, PAand AOCS) for the definition and clarification of the relevant constraints and interfaces, and analyses exchanges
  • Define the EPS electrical Architecture, design of the Subsystem at high level, sizing of the EPS units (Solar Array (SA), Power Conditioning and Distribution unit (PCDU), Battery(BAT))
  • Issue of the EPS Requirement Specification and issue of EPS Design Report, with relevant EPS Electrical scheme, block diagram, high level and IF electrical analysis
  • Issue of the power units (SA, PCDU, BAT) procurement specification, taking into account the performed Power/Energy analysis, Concurrent development with the other subsystems (thermal/mechanical constrains, quality requirements, mission requirement, Integration and testing, etc.), and from the requirements coming from the applied space engineering standard (typically ECSS standard)
  • Technical evaluation of the received proposal from external suppliers for the procurement of PCDU, SA and BAT, selection of the suppliers, and their interface.
  • Contribution and participation to the Customer and subcontractors reviews
  • Leading technical role in the subcontractor design, development and testing of the units, (review of supplier documentation, performance assessment, units/boards electrical scheme review, units/boards prototype first evaluation, further model developments) and their compliance to the requirements.
  • Technical Interface with the Customer in order to demonstrate the adequacy of the proposed EPS design and the fulfilment of the High-level requirements.
  • Contribution to the Satellite test plan, and participation to the Satellite test and launch phases.

Your Qualifications

  • Master Degree in Electronic Engineering or or comparible qualification
  • Several years of professional experience in the field of electrical systems engineering for Space applications
  • Experience in satellite system verification and test activities
  • Knowledge of power electronic equipment design, DC Converter design and control. Knowledge of circuits and signals Interfaces
  • Knowledge of European space standards and rules and relevant documentation
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in team and to manage client/customer relationship, ability to manage work overhead and contingency issues
  • Excellent communication skills, flexibility and ability to work independently
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
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