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Director, Mechanical Engineering

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JOB ID: EN006P
LOCATION: PRESTWICK, UK

About the role

The Mechanical Engineering Director, reporting directly to the Engineering VP, is responsible for coordination, planning and execution of mechanical engineering aspects of the Satellite 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 moderate domestic and international travel.

Requirements for the role

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering,

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

  • Substantial relevant 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.

  • Demonstration of successfully managing teams in excess of 40 persons at all levels of engineering discipline and experience.

Preference may be given to candidates with

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

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

  • 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 coordination, planning and execution of mechanical engineering aspects of the Satellite design, development, assembly, integration and test

  • Actively managing schedule and budgetary aspects of the Mechanical Engineering group for the Space Systems organization.

  • Humbly providing engineering leadership in terms of technical knowledge and direction as well as ensuring the career growth and opportunity for team members.

  • Objectively determining requirements for overall system to survive lifetime requirements in application environments.

  • Optimizing design for performance vs cost (manufacture, assembly, test, materials, mass, & thermal performance to meet lifetime reliability).

  • Rigorous oversite and guidance of the development, implementation and enforcement of processes and procedures across mechanical engineering disciplines.

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.