INS/GPS Engineer - £37.04ph - Herts (7859KL)


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Job Title: INS/GPS Engineer
Ref No: 7859KL
Location: Stevenage, Herts
Contract Length: 6 months
Rate: £37.04 ph
Our client is a world leader in missiles and missile systems, and is capable of designing and producing these systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the army, navy and air force. They have 45 products in service and a further 30 in development, and they are the prime contractor for a series of strategic multinational programmes.An opportunity has arisen for an engineer to support all UK INS and/or GPS Activities.  This role is to be part of a small team who specify and manage the procurement of Inertial Navigation Sensors (INS) such as IMUs, accelerometers, gyros, for missile systems.  The team also specifies and uses GPS systems for the weapons systems.  This role will be in support of a number of projects and to work in a busy area of activity.
Other duties will include:

In support of project, shall monitor potential suppliers' capability and assess risks of a product and be aware of "shareholders" products.
Support modelling activities for simulation.
Take into account "design to cost" approach, to decrease global cost.

The applicant should have knowledge of inertial sensors but can have an in-depth experience of either IMUs or GPS systems used in a military environment.  A background in electronics is preferred, as is experience of C/C++ or MATLAB.  Candidates should have good computing, interpersonal and communication skills, and cross cultural sensitivity.
The client has not advised of any health and safety considerations.
Please note, this post is within the UK defence industry and therefore full security clearance is required to take up the position.  A pre-requisite for this is that you are a current UK resident and have been so for the previous 5 years.
Stephen Howe Systems Ltd (SHSL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems. Its remit is to recruit both permanent and contract candidates with a diverse array of skills for a number of major UK clients. SHSL is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.[hr]Click for more information about this job......
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