Senior Satellite communications Operations engineer

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    Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

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    £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    11 months ago

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Senior Satellite communications Operations 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 Operations engineer.

Our dedicated team is involved in establishing the requirements for the UK's critical next generation of military satellite system. This involves the development of an open and flexible system architecture that brings together cutting-edge technology and innovation from both the defence and commercial sectors.

Key Responsibilities - Senior Satellite communications Operations engineer

  • Supporting the tender management process including RFP/RFP/ITN preparations, bid assessment, bid evaluations, responding to bidder questions/queries, down selection, negotiations, and eventual award.

  • Providing understanding of satellite communications and network operations to both the rest of the team and in support of responses to bidder questions.

  • Support detailed discussions with potential suppliers.

  • Supporting inhouse readiness and support activities including training and knowledge transfer.

  • Working closely with associated inhouse teams and related programmes to ensure consistency of approach.

  • Communicate, present and clarify business and telecommunication practises on a satellite communications system and in relation to best industry standards and approaches including the eTOM & ITIL service management.

  • Provide advice on through life support, integrated logistics support and maintenance of legacy systems and operations.

  • Define, negotiate, and place maintenance and support contracts with Original Equipment Suppliers.

  • Support the definition of SLAs, MOUs, and peering agreements in a defence environment.

  • Develop, manage, and maintain operational delivery requirements.

  • Conduct bidder proposal assessment reviews against defined criteria and report findings.

  • Feed service management architectural issues and inputs into next generation system requirements capture.

  • Use industry best practice frameworks to guide future service operations activities considering any transitional steps required from the current operational system.

  • Attend, and constructively contribute to meetings with the MOD, programme team bidders and suppliers.

  • Ensure technical and operational integration with the other MOD workstreams and programmes to ensure uniformity of approach.

  • Conduct project reporting against KPIs.

Essential Requirements - Senior Satellite communications Operations engineer

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

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

  • >5 years of experience of working in satellite and/or network operations.

  • Understanding of Systems Engineering Assurance processes, security architecture design principles and their practical application.

  • Ability to understand telecommunication business processes.

  • Knowledge of the resource planning and delivery of communications services over satellite networks.

  • Knowledge of the operating framework used by satellite communications / telecoms operators for service delivery.

  • Business acumen and commercial experience to understand commercial impacts of ways of working and technology.

Desirable Requirements - Senior Satellite communications Operations engineer

  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent.

  • Experience of military satellite communications networks operating in stressed environments.

  • Experience of service delivery engagement on the UK Military Satellite operations and/or in another SATCOM operator environment.

  • Experience with Network and Service Management technologies and developing SLAs.

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

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