• 22/8/23
  • Ref: REF7420

Earth Observation Engineer


  • Location Icon England
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description

KDC have a great opportunity for a remote sensing or earth observation professional or researcher, with knowledge of satellite Earth observation (EO) data systems and processing, to join our client’s team. Our client is part of a company containing over 2500 people working in the growing field of Space Systems and operations and Geo-Information.


To contribute to operational and science-based services and system developments for national, and international, based EO programmes.

Your responsibilities

  • Support services to ESA including the Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP) and Instrument Data quality Evaluation and Analysis service (IDEAS-QA4EO).
  • Interact with expert customers on mission data issues.
  • Carry out occasional travel to customer sites.
  • Contribute to technical proposal authoring, to win new work.

What you’ll need

  • University degree/MSc (or equivalent) in Geography, Physics, Remote Sensing, or a related discipline.
  • Experience/Understanding, in either an industrial or academic setting.
  • Supporting operational processing systems for EO data (e.g., level ‘1’ to level ‘2’ and ‘level 3’ processing)
  • Working with Optical, SAR or Altimetric earth observation data
  • Using and adapting tools for remote sensing data manipulation
  • Understanding of EO data processing levels
  • Understanding of instrument calibration principles (e.g., geometric, radiometric, spectral, etc)
  • Data handling and manipulation
  • Technical document authoring


  • Comfortable in a (scientific) customer facing role.
  • Self-motivated and creative individual, actively seeking opportunities for the business.
  • Positive, “can-do” approach
  • Willingness to adapt role to meet current needs.
  • Encouraging and supportive of team co-workers


Generous holiday allowance, fantastic pension, training plan and more.



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