Senior Telecoms Engineering Manager - Harwell

£65,000 - Systems Engineer
Ref: 83 Date Posted: Thursday 25 Nov 2021
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Senior Telecoms Engineering Manager

Harwell Science Park

2-3 days a week in the office 

The company:

This fully funded start-up is a wholly owned subsidiary of a global enterprise providing space sector services.

It’s been spun-out to create the freedom for this small team to work away from interruption and large corporate baggage. The challenge is to identify, define and develop ground-breaking next-generation space services for the NewSpace market.

They’re about to grow rapidly because they’ve just won a large multi-million £ project with partners and they are the prime.

The specific responsibilities include: 

  • Design Authority & tech lead of the architectural definition of space & ground segment solutions.
  • Coordination and management of technical activities with multiple organisations and disciplines.
  • Oversight and management of technical activities in new developments and projects
  • Assessment and analysis of concepts and technical solutions
  • Assessment of the potential and benefits at system level of new techniques/technologies
  • Assessment of viability of proposed solutions within the limitations of small-satellite platforms
  • Supporting the preparation of technical and funding proposals for new technologies and systems

Essential Skills and experience:

  • University Degree in Telecoms, Engineering or Technical Sciences
  • 5+ years’ experience in a telecoms role
  • Good understanding of beam forming and steerable array antenna systems
  • Knowledge/experience in verification (AIV) processes
  • Familiarity with space and ground system operational environments
  • Fluent in English, both in speech and writing
  • System-minded and a team-player
  • Pro-active and confident personality with good persuasive skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to differentiate requirements of low-cost and high-quality programmes 
  • Understanding of Satcom technologies and services

Desirable skills

  • Experience in satellite telecommunications including design
  • General knowledge and interest of spacecraft systems
  • General understanding of mobile telecoms systems, CDMA and TDMA
  • Knowledge of telecom standards; CCSDS, ECSS, ETSI (DVB-S2X)
  • Knowledge of spread spectrum techniques
  • Experience in working with space tailored COTS components and equipment 

Occasional travel may be required.

Rules onsite require British Citizens. You will be required to undergo security clearance.

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