AIT Lead Engineer

Stevenage, Hertfordshire





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On behalf of our client, we are looking for an AIT Lead Engineer to join them on an initial 12-month contract. As the AIT Lead Engineer, you will promote and drive AIT standards ensuring engineering concepts are delivered to the shop floor in a controlled manner. Ensure quality and process robustness through promotion of best practise within team and between disciplines.

Role: AIT Lead Engineer
Pay: £34.02 per hour Umbrella
Contract: Monday to Friday, 37 Hours a week, 12 Months
Location: Stevenage
IR35 Status: Inside
SC Clearance: SC Cleared Preferred


  • Responsible for the Mechanical Satellite element and lead the mechanical team on an ENS project through Phases ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C/D’ and ‘E’
  • Leading a team of AIT engineers on the specific project
  • Planning the mechanical team’s activities on a weekly basis (including operations team) and implementing this plan.
  • Supporting the use of 3Dx Delmia on the specific project
  • Produce specs from test requirements, write test plans, DDV, plans, AIT plans, test procedures and test reports.
  • Control of all project MGSE, flight & support equipment
  • Produce MGSE requirement specs from test requirements, operating and maintaining MGSE.
  • Alignment – producing test procedures and operating and maintaining optical alignment equipment.
  • Designing test equipment, overseeing its manufacture, and commissioning
  • Mechanical handling or spacecraft, instruments, payloads, solar arrays, antennas etc
  • Prepare and carry out environmental tests (Vibration, Acoustic, Mass properties, Thermal) at unit, subsystem, instrument, and spacecraft level.
  • Install and validate test instrumentation.
  • Support propulsion testing
  • Handling and installation of thermal hardware
  • Mechanical integration and testing of electronic units, subsystems and instruments, mechanisms, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, payloads and spacecraft and control the documentation associated with performing these tasks.


  • Relevant engineering experience.
  • Appreciation of satellite integration processes and project phases
  • Use of SAP or other ERP System
  • Understanding of build documentation and the need for it
  • Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
  • Managing a team during day-to-day activities ensuring work is completed on time and the correct standard
  • Controlling and delivery of projects to budget and schedule
  • Face-to-face dealings with customers and suppliers
  • Worked in volatile, high pressure environments to resolve technical and personnel conflicts
  • Spacecraft Mechanical testing on prime projects is essential
  • Leading other team members
  • Production of MGSE specs and operation of MGSE and flight HW
  • Production of high quality documentation (test specs, test plans, test procedures, AIT Plans, DDV plans)

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Natalie Dalkin at Line Up Aviation
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