Space Segment Engineer

Space Segment Engineer

Job Title: Space Segment Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harwell
Salary: Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date: 2018-12-17
Reference: J140317
Contact Name: Eugene McIntyre
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 17, 2018 11:01

Job Description

Are you a Space Segment Engineer looking for a progressive role in a global and still growing company? Do you have experience in managing platform and payload technology and product development activities for satellite communication applications?? KDC are working on a position that could offer you a challenging role where you would be rewarded with growth and development, careers progression and intricate projects to keep you continuously motivated.

• Initiate, in collaboration relevant Departments, activities related to space segment technology and product development for telecommunication satellites.
• Establish and control relevant requirements, specifications and general documentation.
• Negotiate, monitor and control contracts and activities related to space segment technology and product development.
• Provide inputs to status reports for ARTES activities.
• Contribute to the identification and definition of space segment product and technology needs for future satellite communication services.
• Coordinate specialized engineering support
• Evaluation of candidate ideas for inclusion in the ARTES technology development work plans, including provision of feedback to the idea proponents, in collaboration with the relevant technical experts.
• Evaluation of the outline proposals for the co-funded ARTES activities and provision of feedback to the proposing entities.
• Support the promotion of the ARTES CC program and the ARTES socio-economic impact analysis.

• University degree (MSc minimum) in Aerospace Engineering, Telecommunications or another relevant engineering discipline.
• At least 2 years relevant industrial experience.
• Solid experience in design, analysis implementation and testing of space segment technology (platform and payload), equipment or subsystems for satellite communication applications.
• Sound knowledge of different types of equipment and subsystems, and their functions at system level, would be an asset.
• Specific knowledge and experience in one of the following payload domains: active antennas, digital signal processing, optical communication would be desirable.
• Experience in the management of development contracts for platform and/or payload technology and products would be an asset.
• Experience in space segment development projects, equipment/subsystem procurement, Assembly, Integration and Test and/or commissioning could be useful.

If the position sounds of interest, please send your CV's through and call Eugene on 01202 596366.

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