Technical Manager/
Chief Engineer, Space Systems

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About the role

The Space Systems Technical Manager/Chief Engineer, reporting directly to the Mission Engineering Director, is responsible for engineering aspects of the Satellite, launch support hardware and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) design, development, assembly, integration and test while supporting the Manufacture and Test Operations and Mission Operations departments in achieving a quality, elegant technical solution.  The role will be permanently based in Prestwick, Scotland with routine international travel.


Requirements for the role


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering,

  • Substantial experience of relevant Engineering Management experience on at least two Space flight development programs,

  • Extensive experience of Space flight program design, development, assembly, integration, test and flight operations experience,

  • Multiple demonstrable conflict resolution experiences from technical, programmatic, personnel and overt lessons learned.

  • Multiple demonstrable experiences identified and executed plans across multiple projects.

  • Demonstration of successfully managing small teams at all levels of engineering discipline and experience.

Preference may be given to candidates with

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering,

  • Demonstrated specific technical management experience with a Commercial Telecommunications Space development program.

  • Demonstrated specific successful experience in an early new organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate through Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action process to achieve a quality, elegant, effective way forward.



You will be responsible for


  • Intimate engagement of engineering aspects for the overall Space Segment

  • Enabling cooperation and continuity while providing direction to ensure programmatic cost and schedule requirements are achieved.

  • Engaging management of a small team of System Chief Engineers - Mechanical, Electrical, Payload, Systems, and Software Engineering specialties.

  • Rigorous development, implementation and enforcement of processes and procedures across all engineering disciplines.

  • Close coordination and cooperation with Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Payload, Mission Assurance and Operations leadership shall be routine and required.

  • Exciting next generation system trade studies and developments.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help shape the way the world interacts with information. Our values at Mangata are: Courage, Teamwork, Commitment, and Getting Stuff Done. If you have the drive, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's go near, far and beyond.

About Mangata


Mangata is a Swedish word for the path of light that the moonlight draws on water, a universal symbol sung in many cultures. 


Mangata is more than just a satellite-enabled telecommunication services company. We work to enable people’s dreams by creating the needed connectivity infrastructure, services, and user experience at a cost people can afford. This, all the while building and operating a successful business. For that, we have created a clever proprietary architecture and brought together a team of remarkable professionals who all want to pave the path, resolutely.   


Mangata is deploying a satellite network using highly elliptical and medium earth orbits to provide network connectivity globally.   We will be developing innovative products for our customers to take advantage of our global network.