Project Manager / Systems Engineer

Want to invent the future of the Space Industry? You have come to the right place. We fundamentally believe that our PocketQubes can radically transform the ability for small groups to design, build and launch their own spacecraft. We need super ambitious, driven and bright minds to make this a reality.

Alba Orbital is the world leader in PocketQube satellites and is one of the UK’s most innovative companies. We are looking to add a Lead Systems Engineer, with emphasis on Systems Design, to our small, highly driven team. You will be tasked with satellite integration and the overall management and delivery of a major project developing the next generation PocketQube platform. This position would best suit an experienced engineer with a keen interest in NewSpace startups and agile aerospace.


  • Overall project design and delivery, ensuring adherence to the overall project timeline and internal deadlines

  • Satellite integration and cross-checking the compatibility of the designs of the various components

  • Operations and team management, setting and monitoring tasks and providing ongoing technical advisory to engineering team

  • Ensuring consumer feedback is integrated within the development at all stages

  • Continuously ensuring all designs and hardware being built satisfy space conditions

  • Main responsible for the finalisation, submission, flow and legibility of technical documentation

  • Implement an agile approach to development that does not affect the overall quality of the project

The candidate must demonstrate

  • System, Low Level Software or Electronics Design experience

  • Excellent leadership and teamworking skills - an ability to motivate and inspire

  • Technical report writing to a high standard including interface documentation, manufacturing instructions, test reports and user manuals.

  • Willingness to continuously learn and overcome any obstacle put in their way

  • Innovation, Perseverance and a Genuine knowledge of and passion for Startups

  • UK, EU or Schengen area Citizenship, However, we are open to sponsoring suitable candidates

Preferable Experience

  • Experience working on Space Agency projects (NASA, ESA, UKSA)

  • Budgeting and financial management expertise

  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability (DFM) methodologies

  • Supply chain management experience

  • Risk analysis and crisis management expertise


£25k per annum, contract based in Glasgow, position to fill ASAP.

Pension Scheme

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