Technical Manager/Principal Engineer, Thermal Control Subsystem (TCS)

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About the role

The TCS Technical Manager, reporting directly to the Mechanical Engineering Director is responsible for coordination, planning and execution of engineering aspects of the Satellite thermal subsystem design, development, assembly, integration and test while supporting the Manufacture and Test Operations and Mission Operations departments in achieving a quality, elegant technical solution as well as leading a team of thermal engineers.  The role will be permanently based in Prestwick, Scotland with limited domestic and international travel.

Requirements for the role


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

  • Considerable relevant experience of 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.

  • Demonstration of successfully leading small teams.

Preference may be given to candidates with

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical 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


  • Hands-on coordination, planning and execution of engineering aspects of the Satellite thermal subsystem design, development, assembly, integration and test, and on-orbit operations.

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

  • Humbly managing a team of thermal engineers with dignity and respect,

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

  • Close coordination and cooperation with other engineering disciplines and subsystems shall be routine and required.

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.