Mechanical Engineer Skilled Worker Visa Sponsorship Uk

July 4, 2024
£40 - £50 / year

Job Description




The opto-mechanical design team is looking for a passionate and committed Engineer to help with the design, analysis, testing, and assembly of optical payload.

The opto-mechanical design team is looking for a passionate and committed Engineer to help with the design, analysis, testing, and assembly of optical payload.

Engineers at SSTL work on missions from concept to launch, commissioning, and operational life; this is a genuine cradle-to-grave experience that will allow you to witness your work in space in a very short period of time! This crucial role will frequently sit inside the core team of a satellite mission, collaborating with other technical leaders across many disciplines to provide technological solutions for creative projects.

Key Tasks

Mechanical Engineering Tasks

Using 3D modelling tools, develop an opto-mechanical system from the ground up.

Complete the production drawings so that the designs can be manufactured.

Support the integration of mechanical components in clean rooms, as well as optical and environmental testing.

Maintain design logs and prepare review materials.

Analysis Tasks

Perform thermal, static, and dynamic structural analysis of optomechanical components and assemblies.

General Tasks

Management of Work packages

Support production efforts by coordinating with suppliers.

Peer review of other team members’ work.

Previous Experience

Demonstrate at least 5 years of expertise designing, building, and testing optomechanical systems. Experience in other fields of precision engineering will be considered.

Relevant experience in one or more of the following areas:

Kinematic principles for mounting optical components such as lenses, mirrors, prisms, filters, and detectors.

Materials and manufacturing methods.

Mechanical design with 3D CAD.

FE Analysis

Report Writing

Delivery of work bundles

Qualifications Knowledge & Skills

Degree in mechanical engineering or a related field. Excellent analytical capabilities.

Competent user of FEA packages, such as ANSYS Workbench or similar

Competent use of CAD (SolidWorks or similar).

Knowledge of drawing practice according to BS8888

Confident in solving stress, kinematics, vibration, and thermal analysis problems from the ground up, as well as the ability to swiftly acquire new technical concepts.

Successful communication with project managers and customers.

Good teamwork and communication capabilities

Ability to organise and manage one’s own work, responsible for budgets and reaching project deadlines.

Good knowledge of MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.

Able to display company mindsets and behaviours, such as accountability, drive and delivery, effective communication, and successful self-management. Work as one team.


SSTL takes pride in its ability to adapt to changing circumstances. The post is based in our Guildford headquarters, although we fully support hybrid working and a variety of flexible working choices.


Our comprehensive benefits package includes: 32 days of vacation plus bank holidays, a pension scheme with life assurance, private medical and international travel insurance, an annual bonus scheme, a share incentive plan, enhanced maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave for new parents, a high street discount scheme, and much more!

Visa Support

SSTL supports applications for UK Skilled Worker Visas, and sponsorship is possible for this employment. Relocation aid may also be provided.