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Assembly Integration & Test Manager


Harwell, United Kingdom

Thales Alenia Space has more than 40 years’ experience in designing, integration, testing, operation and commissioning of innovative space systems. Using some of the world’s most sophisticated technologies, we meet the needs of a variety of commercial, government, scientific and security customers. Our teams create the technology to monitor our oceans, help us better understand climate change and drive scientific progress. We also supply the International Space Station and, as such, play a pivotal role in exploring the universe.

Join Thales Alenia Space as an Assembly Integration & Test (AIT) Manager, to play a key role in the next generation of space platforms that we are developing. The suitable individual will lead the Payload architecturual definition and will be responsible for the Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) concepts through to delivery.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
Manages workload plan
Supervisor of daily activities in the facility.
Implementation of assembly, integration and test
Responsible of main work packages including cost
Responsible for programmatic and technical aspects of the AIT.
Controls the deployment of the AIT plan and the global planning of the tasks with the support of the scheduling and the competence centre
Responsible for logistics related to external environmental facilities and launch preparation.
Implementation of integration of the payload and testing of the satellite.
Participates to the system risk analysis.
Supports program reviews (PDR, CDR, FMCR,…)
Organises AIT reviews
Design and integration of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) including Mechanical GSE (MGSE), Electrical GSE (EGSE) (hardware and software), and Tanking GSE (TGSE).
Responsible of the availability of test tools (GSE)
Organises the transfer of end product to the next phase in the project (including availability of documents and necessary tools).
Captures lesson learnt and leads the review meetings

Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Engineering Degree or similar experience
Proven experience within a Space Assembly Integration and Test environment.
Experience in technical proposal preparation would be an asset
Experience of working in a multi-discipline team environment
Experience of working closely with customers, partners and suppliers

Education & Qualifications
Engineering degree or equivilent industry experience


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