GNC/AOCS Engineer

Lisbon, Portugal
Elecnor Deimos
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activities cover :

  • Satellite formation flying, rendezvous, and active debris removal (ADR)
  • Entry, descent, and landing on planets (Earth, Mars) & natural satellites
  • Launch vehicles
  • Planetary exploration and observation and interplanetary Navigation
  • Unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs, UGVs
  • Earth Observation (EO) satellites (e.g., DEIMOS-1, DEIMOS-2)


The following responsibilities are envisioned, to be progressively planned and allocated to the candidate :

Specification, design, implementation, and validation of GNC / AOCS algorithms, to be applied to

satellites, launchers, and re-entry vehicles, among others , at the different phases of missions

Specification and procurement of sensors and actuators for GNC / AOCS

Education :

o Required- A recognized engineering degree (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Electronic) or

a related degree (e.g. : Physics, Mathematics).

o Desired Postgraduate studies (MSc or PhD) with a focus on aeronautical / aerospace

engineering and providing a solid background in at least two of the following :

Orbital mechanics (including relative dynamics)

Classical and modern control techniques

Navigation techniques

Professional Experience :

o Required No porfessional experience required

o Desired : Engineer with at least 3 years of experience in the pratical application of the

domains relevant to the post (Relevant MSc & PhD studies would also be considered).

The position will be tailored to the level of experience and additional industrial experience

would be viewed very positively.

Technical Requirements :

The following capabilities are required for the post :

o Solid theoretical background in GNC / AEOCS

o Good programming skills and experience with MATLAB and Simulink

The following capabilities are desired for the post :

o Practical experience in aeronautical / aerospace GNC / AOCS solutions (experience in

ESA / European programmes is welcome)

o Background on multivariable robust control

o Experience in multi-satellite missions and close proximity operations

o Knowledge of GNC / AOCS at subsystem level (and not only algorithmic level)

Language skills :

o High level of English, both spoken and written

Personal skills :

o Capability to integrate in and work within a team

o Self initiative

o Autonomy and self- development

o Responsibility towards the costumer and the colleagues

o Availability to travel and spend time collocated in the different DEIMOS branches


  • Salary according to the demonstrated knowledge and experience
  • Work in highly innovative projects with ESA (European Space Agency)
  • Hybrid work model 50% presential in Lisbon offices and 50% remote
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