Snr Satellite Communications Payload Engineer - London

£70,000 - RF
Ref: 78 Date Posted: Thursday 25 Nov 2021
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Senior Satellite Communications Payload Engineer


Salary up to £70k

The role

Controlling the satellite payload, the Senior Satellite Communications Payload Engineer will be part of the team managing the RF service delivery network operations, the satellite fleet’s transponder configurations, spectrum management and link budgets, including transmission planning, frequency planning combined with coordination of the RF network end to end, with the EMEA ground station network, VSAT and clients.

The enterprise

They have a constellation of GEO high throughput satellites with steerable beam clusters, 7 Gateway Earth Stations through EMEA and a head office in the City of London. They have been acknowledged by competitors for well-engineered reliable client solutions. This is an agile business, that’s just beaten the competition to two major contracts. In 2019 they were the first to have stations and full authorisations in Nigeria & South Africa. 2019/20 was a year of high achievement with revenues were up 100%, they are profitable, and costs reduced by 25%. Strong financial and sales trends continued through 20/21 as well.

We have supported this enterprise with recruitment services since they were a start-up.   


  • Communications payload engineering;
  • Link budget analysis;
  • Transmission planning;
  • Payload redundancy strategy planning and processes;
  • RF performance analysis, investigation and troubleshooting.


  • Link budget analysis.
  • Satellite communications engineering, RF, digital communications, air interface communications standards neg. DVB-S2/S2X, DVB-RCS and digital modulation techniques.


  • Understanding of communications payload operation, power and thermal budgets.
  • Practical experience in testing or operation of satellite systems – satellite or ground based.
  • Experience developing formal technical reports and documentation.


  • Bonus
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Healthcare package
  • Pension
  • Support with visa
  • Currently remote working

The salary is £70k. There is a relocation allowance and strong support with visa and health care.

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