Power System Engineer


Prismatic is a technology development company, specialising in the design, manufacture and delivery of innovative, high value aerospace products and systems. Prismatic is a subsidiary of BAE systems, led by a technically and commercially focused team. Our cutting edge systems (such as the high-altitude PHASA-35) have clear commercial value, are developed at pace and address critical customer needs.

We are currently looking for a Power Systems Engineer to join Prismatic Ltd. based in Alton. This will be an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, but growing, team working on exciting new Unmanned Air Vehicles.

Responsible for design and development of Power Systems within Prismatic Ltd. Roles include: –

  • Test and evaluation of current and future battery cell technologies
  • Certification of battery packs to international standards
  • Test and evaluation of Solar Array
  • Integration plans for solar array onto the aircraft
  • Integration of Batteries into Aircraft
  • Test and evaluation of Battery Management system on Aircraft
  • Deployment on Flight Trials to lead and support battery integration and test
    • Problem solving / fault finding

For this role you will need to need: –

  • Understanding of Power System architecture specifically within the HALE domain
  • Understand methodology of battery charge/discharge
  • Generation of Test Plan documentation
  • Evaluation of test plan results and drawing conclusions
  • Generation of Assembly documentation/process
  • Work with 3rd party companies to certify products
  • Work with 3rd party suppliers to find/ensure tools for Battery manufacturing process
  • Have relevant degree level qualification plus 2+ years industry experience
  • Ability to manage own workload both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage packages of work managing Technicians/suppliers to meet programme timescales
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written
 Principal Terms and Conditions
  • Post – Permanent.
  • Salary – to be agreed.
  • Pension – 10% contribution from the company included.
  • Leave – 25 days plus bank holidays.
  • Working time 37.5 hrs per week.
  • Location – Alton, Hampshire, UK.
  • Start – ASAP.
Selection Process