Senior 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.

Your Job

As Senior Engineer, Ground Systems, you will primarily support the preparation of technical proposals in response to international tenders and be directly responsible for the design, specification, development, implementation and improvements of the ground-based services and ground segment facilities required for the satellite and hybrid communication systems.

Your Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the delivery of projects and services to customers within the agreed budget, specification and schedule, meaning:
    • Design, specify, evaluate, implement and/or modify Satellite Ground 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, link budget calculations and studies in support of business development and customer services
    • Perform system design, handle budgets, handle procurements, manage installations and the operational handover of ground segment and communications systems
    • Interface and engage with external as well as internal partners
    • Develop a risk management framework for systems related security risks and manage accordingly
    • Design, implement and maintain comprehensive and consistent security solutions to mitigate identified risks to an acceptable level
    • Assess system and application security requirements, threats, vulnerabilities and security risks in complex, heterogeneous systems and throughout their life cycle
    • Support proposal activities through the provision of Technical Specifications, Statement of Works (SOW’s) and Cost Estimations and contractual documents, in response to customer Requests for Information (RFI); customer Requests For Proposals (RFP), in coordination with other engineers, internal and external parties
  • Evaluate relevant technological developments, market trends, competitive factors, customer requirements, standardisation licensing and regulatory aspects

Your Experience / Qualifications

  • Master degree in RF, Electronics, Telecommunications Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 7-10 years of applicable professional experience in in the telecommunication industry, engineering and implementing of telecommunications systems
  • Experience in pre-sales engineering (e.g. technical proposal, cost estimation, facing customer), is an asset
  • Ability to manage complex projects and deliver on time and budget
  • Experience with performance, risk, cost, and schedule analysis
  • Knowledge of the satellite technologies and satellite-based communication
  • Good project management skills (incl. budget management)
  • Good experience in pre-sales engineering (e.g. technical proposal, cost estimation, facing customer)
  • Innovative spirit and business acumen, adaptable and flexible
  • Good conflict management skills in a multicultural and interdisciplinary set-up
  • Fluency in English, any other EMEA language is considered as an asset
  • Willing to travel internationally
  • NATO/EU SECRET clearances are considered an asset. Candidate must be willing to undergo a security clearance procedure as this position might require holding security clearance

Tagged as: telecommunications, design engineering, ground systems, satellite ground systems

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