Senior Principal Consultant

Company Details

RHEA Group is an international leading Space and Security engineering organisation providing engineering services and customised technology solutions enabling the design, operation and utilisation of space systems and other critical infrastructure. We attract skilled engineers, scientists and management professionals worldwide; and offer a range of exciting career paths within our organisation and working alongside clients such as the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency, NATO, the European Commission, EUMETSAT, etc.

Why join RHEA?

We are a growing international company, with over 700 staff working in 11 countries. Our teams are involved in innovative space missions and cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data and ground systems.

When you join us, you will work alongside recognized industry experts, either on our clients’ premises or in our offices across Europe and Canada. This is your opportunity to boost your career and shape the future of the space, security and systems engineering industries.

We are looking for a Senior Principal Consultant to join our fast-growing team in the UK.

This role will act as the Technical Lead on multiple UK projects covering the development of new PNT and Ground Station Systems. The ideal candidate will use their extensive space industry experience to support the UK business across our space programmes ensuring we deliver to our clients’ expectations.

RHEA Group operates a Hybrid working arrangement, but you will be required to meet with colleagues in the Harwell Office and with clients in Central London.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Delivering high-quality, competitive proposals in response to customer Invitations to Tender (ITTs) or Requests for Proposal (RFP).
  • Delivering a variety of high-quality projects to valued clients. This maybe onsite or offsite at client premises.
  • Raising and maintaining RHEA Group’s reputation with their customers, and developing, and growing existing networks.
  • Completing all work, reporting and required processes to planned dates.
  • Supporting our clients with effective solutions and expert advice as prescribed by the clients’ requirements and ensuring all deliverables are met.
  • Applying lessons learnt from similar space missions to ensure successful definition, planning and development.
  • Applying technical oversight of projects, concepts and solutions.
  • Providing strong and coherent leadership across all technical aspects.
  • Effective interaction and collaboration with sub-contractor(s), clients and stakeholders.
  • Supporting client programmes to define, capture, and maintain technical aspects, schedule, cost, risks and develop risk mitigation courses of action.
  • Support to preparation of ITTs and other relevant technical documentation.
  • Developing briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Maths, Physics or a similar field of study, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of System Engineering, PNT & GNSS theory and practice.
  • 10+ years of demonstrated engineering experience within PNT, space, ground, operations, or sustainment segments of a space programme. Knowledge of ECSS.
  • Experience of technically leading projects throughout the entire systems engineering lifecycle.
  • Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.
  • Comfortable presenting and advising to board level, ability to simplify complex topics, articulate and cogent.
  • Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications as well as organizational skills.
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken.
  • UK national, with eligibility for Government SC Clearance.

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Unique career opportunities, including working in other countries
  • Personalized training and development programmes
  • Flexible relocation support
  • Stable company with a family atmosphere.
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