Senior Satellite communications engineer

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  • Location:

    Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    10 months ago

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Senior Satellite communications engineer


£50,000 - £70,000pa

Welwyn Garden City

A satellite communications organisation specialising in the design, development and operation os state-of-the-art solutions and systems, world-wide are seeking a Senior Satellite communications engineer

You will be supporting the Programme and bringing further understanding and experience of military satellite system design, manufacture and operations. Working very much as the coalface, the successful recruit will need to help the customer define the satellite system constellation and individual payload specifications, together with then assuring the satellite payload design and manufacture through the satellite manufacturing process.

Key Responsibilities - Senior Satellite communications engineer

  • Working as part of a team to oversee and evaluate the design of the next generation satellite communications payload with experience particularly of working with UHF, X-band and Ka-band operations.

  • Understanding of military specific functions including response to stress (RTS) handling, signal detection and jamming.

  • Communications payload hardware and software with experience of Digital Signal Processing (DSP), FPGA firmware and embedded software.

  • Liaising directly with the satellite manufacturers to oversee the payload configuration and ensure change management.

  • Acting as the design authority for the communications payload subsystem serving as requirements manager and overall architecture manager.

  • Responsible for planning equipment reviews, conducting risk evaluation reviews of the major subsystem equipment and analysis related flight readiness test results.

  • Coordinating with other satellite subsystem and ground support equipment managers.

  • Preparing for and attending major project reviews throughout the engineering lifecycle.

Skills, Character and Experience -- Senior Satellite communications engineer

  • Proven record of having managed payload design, manufacture and assurance on major satellite communications projects during the design and development phases.

  • Communications payload hardware equipment and onboard software.

  • Appreciation of all Satcom elements including Space, Ground and User segments.

  • Onboard cryptographic equipment.

  • Experience of developing system requirements and subsystem architectural design.

  • Experience of space related testing including acceptance, integration and test.

  • Experience of space related engineering standards, notably the ECSS standards as relevant to the spacecraft.

  • Experience of radiation and hazard analysis of the payload subsystem.

  • Ability to participate and work as an integral part of a highly skilled Satcom Systems Engineering team

  • Proven ability to produce unambiguous but concise technical reports and operational procedures at the detailed level for reporting to Senior Management.

Essential Requirements -- Senior Satellite communications engineer

  • Strong spacecraft engineering background.

  • UK Security Cleared (or eligible to be SC cleared).

  • >10 years of experience of working in the Satcom sector.

  • >5 years of experience of working in satellite communications payload design and development that includes UHF, X-band and Ka-band operations.

  • >5 years of experience in working with major satellite manufacturers, suppliers and equipment providers.

  • Experience of satellite related negotiations.

  • Collaborative team working and working at the boundary between organisations that are pursuing a common goal.

  • Aerospace engineering (or equivalent) degree and Chartered Engineer.

Desirable Requirements -- Senior Satellite communications engineer

  • Experience in leading cross-cultural, international teams.

  • Familiarity of MOD guidance (KiD) and the implementation of this guidance.

  • Familiarity with defence programmes and engineering standards.

  • Working knowledge of the CADMID acquisition life cycle model.

  • Familiarity with MOD's Guide to Engineering Activities and Reviews (GEAR) Framework.