Telecommunication System Engineer

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Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Supporting the Project preparation and implementation and managing industrial activities.
    Provide support to the 4S programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in coordinating ESA internal studies and preparing the associated documentation.
  • Support the ESA 4S programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in monitoring activities related to the industrial activities, especially monitoring the coherent and cost-effective implementation of requirements from system level down to the lower sub-system level.
  • Participation in Agency Reviews, notably supporting the 4S programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in organizing the Phase A/B System Requirements Review and Preliminary Design Review as well as lower level technical reviews in the relevant field of interest.
  • Supporting the definition of technology activities or additional technical studies in preparation of the next Phase of the Programme in the appropriate areas of competence.
  • Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next generation telecommunication systems for both space and ground segment.
  • Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next generation mobile communication systems for both space and ground segment.
  • Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next generation mobile communication systems for both space and ground segment.
  • Preparation of inputs to status reports.
  • Regular reporting of progress to the ESA System Engineers and the 4S Programme Manager. In the execution of the tasks, the Telecommunication Systems Engineer will liaise closely and proactively with the rest of the Programme team as well as with other colleagues within the Telecommunications
  • Technologies, Products and Services Department.
  • In particular as support to the 4S programme Manager the tasks will include:
    • Support Implementation Projects for preliminary System definition and validation. This can Include test bed Systems and emulator or simulator of systems
    • Support to preparatory activities in the course of defining and setting up new programme elements and the related programmatic frameworks.
    • Support in the creation of information packages to Decision Makers and industrial partners.
    • Support in the creation of internal or external decision documents (e.g. proposals to the ESA programme boards) throughout the relevant project lifetime.
    • Identification and characterisation of new services and applications.
    • Support to other projects or Directorates of ESA for the definition and operational assessment of applications and services.
    • Support to standardisation activities in specific areas.
    • Monitoring of and reporting about activities in other ARTES Elements or other relevant programmes including EC programmes.
    • Initiation, preparation and running promotion activities, like workshops with Industry, other agencies or National Delegation as well as media related activities (e.g. web-articles).
      Initiation of and/or participation in international working groups.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • PhD or Master’s degree in Engineering from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent, with at least 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Relevant experience in aerospace or telecommunications.
  • Experience in an international team.
  • Very good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with a pro-active attitude.
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix structure.
  • Very good communication skills, including the ability to draft technical reports.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Proven capabilities in preparation of programmatic frameworks requiring system and strategic thinking.
  • Experience in System Test Bed (End to End).
  • Relevant experience in System requirements analysis, design, implementation and operations, and associated management experience.
  • Sound knowledge of the overall space market.

Tagged as: design, implementation, system test bed, system requirements analysis, associated management experience

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