SATCOM Future Missions Engineer

Location: United Kingdom, Harwell Application deadline: October 6, 2020 Reference number: 626
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

We are currently looking for a SATCOM Future Missions Engineer to work in the city of Harwell, United Kingdom.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Contributing to the gathering and analysis of business intelligence and market information related to the global satellite communications sector, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, as well as global economic and industrial trends and developments. Identifying and investigating market and technology trends relevant to the development of the satcom sector.
  • Assessing and identifying the industrial, academic, and institutional players from across the satellite communications sector in order to support ESA to properly understand, influence, and sustenance the satellite communications sector by developing future development and growth plans.
  • Identifying, studying, and developing new satcom system concepts and applications: including new satellite system architectures, new services and applications, and improving integration and interoperation with terrestrial systems. This includes supporting ESA in commissioning and managing technical studies and investigations conducted both within ESA and with external partners, as well as specific effort to publicise and disseminate activity outcomes.
  • Support Identification and definition of future technology development activities, in terms of either technology feasibility demonstrations, product and system development support, or in-orbit validation and demonstration needs, as well as exploring ‘spin-in’ opportunities from other relevant high technology application areas.
  • Provide support to standardisation and spectrum regulatory activity to help create and develop new markets and growth opportunities for the satcom industry of the ESA Member States.
  • Support preparatory activities to create new ESA-initiated satellite communication projects:
    • Support overall strategic objectives, end-to-end system requirements, mission architecture, critical technologies, cost envelope, time to market, etc.;
    • Support ITT process for commissioning project Phase 0/A/B studies with industrial partners. Managing their subsequent execution leading to a detailed definition for the design, development, integration, testing, validation and functional performance trials and pilots for the new project;
    • Support the provision of ESA technical support to these preparatory activities to ensure their effective initiation and management. 

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Technical competencies
    • Knowledge of Satcom system architectures, products and market;
    • Knowledge and experience of telecommunication systems definition from requirement phase to implementation aspects;
    • Knowledge of industrial costs and schedule aspects;
    • Strong project management experience for complex project with high technical risk;
    • Experience in procurement processes and contract management as well as applied negotiation skills;
    • Knowledge of industrial development, verification and procurement processes;
    • Ability to gather and share relevant information;
    • Ability to support the definition of a technology development strategy.
  • Behavioural Competencies
    • Strong Inter-personal communication skills: both verbal and written;
    • A focus on results/delivery;
    • Team working: across ESA Department and Directorate boundaries as well as with external partners;
    • Planning and Organisational abilities.
  • Master degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Strong negotiation skills.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Experience in system and subsystem design and development in the telecommunications sector.
  • Experience in the satellite communication industry.
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

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