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Harwell, UK

Telecommunications Satellite Payload Engineer

Expires: ASAP

Job Overview

For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a Telecommunications Satellite Payload Engineer for their location in Harwell, UK, to join their Space Segment Section.

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Support the initiation of activities related to technology and product development for payload applications.
  • Support the establishment and control of relevant ESA requirements, specifications and general documentation.
  • Evaluation, support to negotiation, monitoring and control of development contracts and activities.
  • Preparation of inputs to status reports.
  • Contribute to the preparation of technology and product development work plans.
  • Support other members of the TIA-TTP section on their projects and share expertise within the section.
  • Monitor market and technology trends and developments in the area of satellite communication.
  • Cooperate with specialists in other ESA departments.
  • Identify any issues during the procurement phase, the running or closing of an activity, and flag them for attention in a timely manner.
  • Support the timely preparation of papers for Adjudication Committee meetings or Delegate bodies (IPC, JCB), with high quality standards.
  • Provide inputs for the Department Business Intelligence management system.
  • Support TIA communication activities in line with the ESA TIA Communication Policy rules.
  • Follow the relevant and applicable ISO procedures.
  • Maintain the required level of confidentiality and security as defined in the ESA Security Directives.

Requirements

The post holder shall be an experienced person who has a Master or PhD degree or equivalent qualification in engineering and minimum 4 years of experience in payload technology and products for telecommunication satellites;
General experience with the design, analysis, qualification, testing and implementation of satellite payload equipment for telecommunication satellites, with substantial experience in one or more of the following:
management of development contracts for satellite payload equipment;
design, development and/or exploitation of antenna and RF units, such as:
low noise amplifiers;
channel amplifiers and linearisers;
power amplifiers;
frequency converters;
digital signal processors.
A sound knowledge of multiple different types of payload equipment and their functions at payload level is desirable.
Fluency in English (both written and spoken) is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

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