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RT-C/TIA-TI/00096 Telecommunications System Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments.

Serco Europe employ’s a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK.

Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. 


Role Responsibility

For our activities in the European Space Agency (ESTEC site), we are currently looking for a Telecommunications System Engineer.

As per job class tasks typically will include: 
• Supporting the Project preparation and implementation and managing
industrial activities; 
• Provide support to the ScyLight Programme Manager/System
Engineer/Technical Leads in coordinating ESA internal studies and
preparing the associated documentation. 
• Support the ESA ScyLight Programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in monitoring activities related to the industrial activities, especially monitoring the coherent and cost-effective
implementation of requirements from system level down to the lower
sub-system level. 
• participation in Agency Reviews, notably supporting the ScyLight
Programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in organizing the
Phase A/B System Requirements Review and Preliminary Design Review
as well as lower level technical reviews in the relevant field of interest. 
• Supporting the definition of technology activities or additional technical
studies in preparation of the next Phase of the Programme in the
appropriate areas of competence. 
• Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next
generation telecommunication systems for both space and ground
• Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next
generation mobile communication systems for both space and ground
• Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next
generation mobile communication systems for both space and ground
• Preparation of inputs to status reports. 

In particular as support to the ScyLight Programme Manager the tasks
will include: 

• Support to preparatory activities in the course of defining and setting up
new programme elements and the related programmatic frameworks
• Support in the creation of information packages to Decision Makers and
industrial partners.
• Support in the creation of internal or external decision documents (e.g.
proposals to the ESA programme boards) throughout the relevant project
• Identification and characterisation of new services and applications. 
• Support to other projects or Directorates of ESA for the definition and
operational assessment of applications and services. 
• Support to standardisation activities in specific areas. 
• Monitoring of and reporting about activities in other ARTES Elements or
other relevant programmes including EC programmes 
• Initiation, preparation and running promotion activities, like workshops
with Industry, other agencies or National Delegation as well as media
related activities (e.g. web-articles)
• Initiation of and/or participation in international working groups

The Ideal Candidate

Specific Competence Requirements: 
As per Job class with specific qualification and relevant experience in
aerospace or telecommunications. 
Experience in an international team is required. Candidates should also
possess very good interpersonal skills, be well-organised, pro-active,
self-motivated and able to work effectively in a matrix structure. 
Fluency in English is required, including the ability to draft technical

In addition the Candidates preferably shall have:
• Proven capabilities in preparation of programmatic frameworks requiring
system and strategic thinking.
• Experience Optical Technologies (Space and/or terrestrial)
• Relevant experience in requirements analysis, design, implementation
and operations, and associated management experience. 
• Sound knowledge of the overall space market. 
• Good communication skills, problem solving skills and be able to
manage relationships, work in a team and be self-motivating and



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered.

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Package Description

Full details on application.

Relocation assistance provided (if applicable).

About the Company

Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.



Serco Nederland BV, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.

Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.

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