Electrial Engineer:

Power Subsystems

Team: Balloon Project

Working Hours: 11am to 4.30pm Saturdays

Location: Electical Engineering Building (G17) 216

Minimum Commitment: 12 Months

Want to take your power electronics skills to new heights? BLUEsat Balloon Project is recruiting an electrical or mechatronics engineering student (or related degree) with experience in powe electronics and Arduino programming to help develop and maintain our the circuits and systems which ensures that our balloon has power.

This NATO backed project is the perfect place to show off your awesome skills, and will make you highly sought after by employers. If accepted, you will have immediate impact in delivering crucial telemetry information during our real-world balloon missions. Your knowledge will be put to practical use to create something that you can be proud of.


You will be responsible for designing and testing the power subsystem needed by our balloon.


• Good experience in designing electronic circuits

• General experience with Arduino (circuits & programming)

Good research skills, and an ability to read datasheets

Good documentation skills


Knowledge or experience in PCB design

Knowledge of batteries & power electronics circuits

• An availability of least 10h+ a week


• An opportunity to work on a NATO funded research project.

• Access to networking events with the space industry.

• An opportunity to practise and develop your software engineering skills.

• Access to a community of like-minded people passionate about space.

• Be recognised by future employers for your technical and soft skills.