Manager, Spectrum Management & Development EMEA

Company Details

At SES, we pride ourselves for being the world’s leading content connectivity provider. Together with our industry partners, we aim to do the extraordinary in space to deliver amazing experiences on earth.

You will be responsible in the development and protection of spectrum assets (NGSO and GSO) for specific SES projects including preparation and leading of coordination meetings; achieving specific SES objectives in ITU and regional/national meetings, orbital assignments issues and licensing proceedings; identifying new orbital slots and spectrum for expansion capability; serving as Spectrum lead on certain satellite development and/or construction programs.

Main responsibilities 

  • Influence ITU spectrum allocations and satellite coordination procedures:
    • Advocate SES positions in ITU and Regional meetings to identify and secure new spectrum as well as to protect existing spectrum; Prepare input documents to support these objectives. These positions need to be coordinated with other entities of the group, the relevant national regulators and other operators in the EMEA region
    • Develop and maintain relationships with other regulators and representatives of other companies engaged in ITU work
    • In collaboration with Spectrum Management&Development and Regulatory teams, prepare the required input papers
    • Act as an internal SES coordinator for one of the WRC agenda items that are of in-terest to SES
    • Participate in the relevant national meetings
  • Obtain spectrum at existing/new orbital slots:
    • Manage the filing activity through regional administration. Supervise the checking of the ITU IFIC, for any satellite system that might cause interference into SES’ satellite networks
    • Identify candidate new orbital slots for spectrum expansion capabilities
    • Acquire new spectrum through preparation of complex ITU filings that provide an envelope of technical parameters to support company’s business development efforts
  • Coordinate SES satellite networks (GSO and nGSO) with those of other companies to support SES’ current and future business plans
    • Identify improvements to Spectrum processes where needed, and pursue those changes within the team.
    • Proactively interface with other SES departments and team members within the Company to ensure spectrum activities (coordination, ITU filings, applications, etc) are consistent with overall company objectives
  • Support Business Development, Sales & Fleet Development activities
    • Prepare detailed due diligence of SES or other companies’ spectrum assets
    • Support the development of orbital slots including satellite design within specific regions as requested
    • Translate spectrum availability and constraints into satellite designs and sales engineering guidelines
    • Evaluate possible ways forward to solve complex spectrum issues and identify best option for the company
    • Serve as Spectrum lead on satellite design teams as assigned; Lead analysis of spectrum rights, define strategy to solidify those rights, and determine what is reasonable for the company to invest in
  • Play key role in SES licensing and rulemaking activities
    • Support Legal on regulatory and licensing matters related to landing rights, registrations applications and associated satellite related rulemaking

Profile, Qualifications & Experience

  • Hold an internationally recognised engineering qualification (e.g. electronics, radio-frequency or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 5 years of frequency coordination and spectrum management front-end involvement
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of satellite technologies, applications, markets and services
  • Thorough knowledge of the ITU Radio Regulations, National Regulations, and the ITU WRC/Study Group processes
  • Collaborative individual, able to build relationships across all levels and functions of the organization and effectively build positions and manage conflicts
  • Execution orientation with the ability to deliver results despite a complex business environment
  • Very good communicator able to produce and present positions in an inspiring manner to a variety of internal and external senior audiences. This includes the ability to present complex (technical) subjects in a clear and understandable manner
  • Excellent project management, diplomatic and interpersonal skills
  • Effective negotiation and lobbying skills
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity, needed for dealings with people from many countries.
  • Fluency in English; the knowledge of any other language of the EMEA region is an asset.

Other key requirement

  • Willingness to travel a significant portion of the time, approximately 30%.


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