Junior Engineer, Ground Systems

Company Details

We are the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).

We provide a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. Our global team works collaboratively to make a significant, and often life-changing difference in the world. As part of our team, you will play an integral part in delivering on our vision. At SES, we connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.

This project related position will primarily support the preparation of technical proposals in response to international tenders, and support the development, implementation, and improvement of ground based services and systems.

Key activities include the collection of SES customer requirements, the engineering of communications systems, the preparation of technical studies, reports, specifications, contractual documentation and operational guidelines.

You will be integrated within an international team of highly skilled engineers and will gradually take more responsibilities. Depending on the projects’ nature and scope, you will be either in charge or acting in support of the bellow listed tasks.

Primary Responsibilities / Key Result Areas

  • Support the delivery of projects and services to customers within the agreed budget, specification and schedule, meaning:
    • Design, specify and implement Satellite Control Systems:
      • RF TT&C systems including the tracking antennas
      • Baseband and control room systems
      • Satellite ranging systems
    • Design, specify, and implement fixed, transportable or mobile uplink or receive-only stations;
    • Design subsystems and implement earth station equipment including antennas, HPA’s, switch matrix, up/down-converters, modulators and inter-facility equipment;
    • Design, specify and manage the integration of measurement, communications and monitoring and control systems (including IOT and M&C Systems);
      Perform transmission analysis, in particular link budget calculations, and studies in support of business development and customer services;
    • Design innovative satellite networks and/or network elements concepts and develop associated specifications;
  • Interface customer and support SES Global Government’ proposal activities through the provision of technical system specifications, cost estimations and contractual documents, in response to customer requests for information (RFI); customer requests for proposals (RFP’s), in coordination with other engineers, internal and external parties;
  • Coordinate with other functions (Project Control, Legal, Finance) for the transparent and effective realization of assigned projects;
  • In coordination with the Service Management team, ensure the second Level Customer Support for the delivered system;
  • Proactively scopes the technical solution required to address customer requirements, assesses customers’ met and unmet needs, and recommends solutions that optimize value for both the customer and the firm.


  • Engineering project management skills
  • Proven communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Innovative spirit, proactive approach towards new technical solutions
  • Business oriented
  • Good coordination skills in a multicultural and interdisciplinary set-up
  • Ability to integrate into cross-functional and/or virtual project teams
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team

Qualification & Experience

  • Master degree in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Electronics or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of applicable professional experience in the area of engineering / telecommunications systems
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux operating system, virtualization platforms
  • Computer literacy: AutoCAD, Matlab, MS Office, MS Project
  • Knowledge of the satellite technologies and satellite based communication (teleports, VSATs) is an asset
  • Fluency in English, any other language is consider as an asset
  • Willing to travel internationally

What’s in it for you?

In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer you a truly global opportunity in an exciting industry and all the support you’ll need for both your professional and personal development. But most of all, we offer a truly unique opportunity to play your part in making a difference for those who need it most. We strive to uphold honesty, transparency and courage in everything we do. We’re proud to belong to the SES team and collaborate towards success.

Good to know

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity!

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