Working at Spur Electron

Here at Spur, we love what we do. From humble beginnings in a potting shed, to becoming the SME with customers in every frontier of the world, we are eternally grateful for the quality, commitment and talent of our employees, past and present.

Located in Havant, Hampshire, we are situated near the vibrant South coast cities of Portsmouth, Southampton, and Brighton. Working at Spur gives any prospective candidate a perfect opportunity to maintain a healthy and vibrant work/life balance.

Working at Spur is a great opportunity for engineering enthusiasts! We have a supporting and enthusiastic team who are passionate about all things engineering. Furthermore, you will be a part of fascinating projects that play a substantial role in the world!

Look below to find a role that is appropriate for you.

JOB TITLE: Bids Manager
REPORTING TO: Managing Director
This role requires a person with technical knowledge of the space industry and an understanding of the space ecosystem, who has experience of delivering/compiling all the key volumes for ESA and Non-ESA bids: technical, commercial, financial, implementation, management contractual and risk.
Lead Commercial activity for existing and new business for all areas of the company
Managing and co-ordinating bids, which can range from 1 page quotations to full ESA bids
Research, writing and checking proposals
Contract negotiation
Responding to customers and other stakeholders queries before, during and after the bid has been submitted
Researching current and future trends
Identifying opportunities on which to submit bids and feeding into the decision on whether to bid for the work
Devising a successful strategy and pinpointing the unique selling point for winning a bid whilst understanding the operating and profit margins
Understanding the specific requirements linked to both high reliability Space satellite and lo-cost access to the Space industry
Qualification in electronic engineering or similar with experience in business management/development or
Qualification in business management/development with experience within EEE procurement and assembly
Experience of working on bids of various different sizes, from 1 to 2 page propositions for expressions of interest, to small R&D bids, to larger mission / service proposals of hundreds of pages.
Technical knowledge of EEE procurement for the Space industry
Knowledge of the Space industry market and competitors
Good communications skills written and verbal
Self-motivated but able to work as part of a team
Good organisational and time management skills
Smart Appearance and professional manner
Able to create succinct presentations
Confident presentation skills
Discretion with confidential information
Ability to network and meet new people
Initiative and enterprise
Wide range of contacts throughout the Space industry
Technical knowledge of EEE component assembly on PCB


JOB TITLE:  ESA Technician
REPORTING TO: Manufacturing Supervisor
Manufacturing PCB assemblies to ECSS specification
Kit preparation / checking
Wiring modifications
Adhesive preparation
Mechanical Assembly
Cable/Harness assembly
Disciplines of cleanroom
Component recognition
ESD awareness – ESSENTIAL
Ability to read CAD drawings and wiring diagrams
ECSS 70-26/70-28 DESIRABLE
Attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure with conflicting priorities and demands
Self motivated and work on own initiative
Strong organisational skills