Senior Ground Segment Engineer

Location: United Kingdom, Harwell Application deadline: 17 June 2021 Reference number: 926
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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 have over 650 staff working across 11 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 Senior Ground Segment Engineer to join our team in Harwell, Oxfordshire, in the United Kingdom.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Participate in the development of Ground Segment systems for current and future satellite missions for our customers in the European space industry.
  • Working on a range of challenging projects, as one of the key lead engineers developing systems used for the automated monitoring and control of spacecraft.
  • Manage a team of developers and plan and coordinate ground segment development activities with the customer.
  • Act as technical lead of the project defining the required tasks and technical objectives and provide effective leadership to the project team.
  • Taking responsibility for the definition, documentation, and satisfactory completion of the project.
  • Act as interface to the customers and product owners.
  • Identify, assess, and manage risks to the success of the project.
  • Ensure that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained and provides regular and accurate reports to stakeholders.
  • Communicate and coordinate project activities with the project team (RHEA staff, partners, subcontractors) and ensure that priorities are developed and known.
  • Ensure Quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure.
  • Manage the project resources & costs.
  • Ensure that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off.
  • Contribute background skills, knowledge and experience towards the project completion.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree in Computer Sciences, Software Engineering or equivalent industrial experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in ground segment development environment.
  • Proven successful project and risk management experience (3 years as minimum).
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and technical teams.
  • Knowledge of space system engineering and design methodologies.
  • Specific space domain knowledge would be a strong plus, in particular:
    • EGS-CC system;
    • SCOS-2000 mission control system;
    • ECSS standards;
    • CCSDS packet and MO standards.
  • Good understanding of software development technologies and architectures applicable to the ground segment.
  • Sufficient technical skills to actively participate in technical discussions with the project team and to enable a solution driven process.
  • Strong knowledge of technical document writing – notably, user requirements, design documentation, and test documentation.
  • Agile and flexible attitude.
  • Rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working.
  • Excellent communication skills, presentation preparations skills and ability to present in front of an audience.
  • Good planner and able to follow more than one subject at a time.
  • Dynamic and proactive attitude, with a strong commitment to the ongoing development and quality of the RHEA products.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Willing to travel when required.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.
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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 have over 650 staff working across 11 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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