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Telecommunications System Engineer (Fixed term until 31/12/2022)

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

Job Introduction

Are you fascinated about Space? Do you have a working experience in the field of satellite telecommunications? You could be our new Telecommunications System Engineer. Come and join talented diverse Serco team at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) based in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. 

Serco is among the leading Space Industry and Services Companies. 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, our employees have been providing everyday their technical, scientific and management skills to support the full range of European cornerstone space missions.  

Role Responsibility

As part of the Telecom Technologies, Product & Systems Department at ESA/ESTEC, you will have the following responsibilities:

In supporting and reporting to the 4S Programme Manager the engineer will coordinate the activities required for setting-up future Institutional and European telecommunications Programmes/ Initiatives/ Activities in the area of secure satcom for safety and security, research programs (H2020, Horizon Europe) and partnership programmes. The activities notably include the support of preparatory activities, actions and implementation in cooperation and cooperation with the relevant stakeholders (Industry, National Agencies, EU Institutions).

In particular the activities will encompass:

  • Supporting the Project preparation and implementation and managing industrial activities;
  • Provide support to the 4S programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in coordinating ESA internal studies and preparing the associated documentation.
  • Support the ESA 4S 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 4S 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 segment.
  • Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next generation mobile communication systems for both space and ground segment.
  • Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next generation mobile communication systems for both space and ground segment.
  • Preparation of inputs to status reports.

Regular reporting of progress to the ESA System Engineers and the 4S
Programme Manager. In the execution of the tasks, the Telecommunication Systems Engineer will liaise closely and proactively with the rest of the Programme team as well as with other colleagues within the Telecommunications Technologies, Products and Services
Department.

In particular as support to the 4S programme Manager the tasks will
include:

  • Support Implementation Projects for preliminary System definition and validation. This can Include test bed Systems and emulator or simulator of systems
  • 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 lifetime.
  • 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

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

  • A Masters degree and relevant experience in satellite 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 reports.

In addition the Candidates preferably shall have:

  • Proven capabilities in preparation of programmatic frameworks requiring system and strategic thinking.
  • Experience in System Test Bed (End to End)
  • Relevant experience in System 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

Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Exciting relocation package​ (if applicable) 

• Company events

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries. In Europe, Serco supports governments and international organisations in the delivery of essential public services with operations in Belgium, France and French Guyana, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland.

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service and 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. We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers.

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

If you share our values and want to join a team of over 50,000 passionate colleagues globally we want to hear from you.

Make a difference every day.

Take pride in what you do!

More at:

https://www.serco.com/eu/sector-expertise/space

https://www.serco.com/eu/careers/careers-in-space

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