Engineer, Power, Thermal & Survivability

  • Full Time
  • ELECTRONICS
  • USA
  • Posted 4 days ago
  • Fluency in English, with strong communication skills, both written and oral. A valid driver’s license is required for on-call support.

Company Details

SES is the world-leading satellite operator. It provides reliable and secure satellite and ground communications solutions. We push for breakthroughs in connectivity and their impact for people worldwide.

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

The Engineer, Spacecraft Subsystem Power & Thermal is responsible for the in-orbit operations and performance monitoring of the electrical Power & Thermal subsystems of the satellites, as well as the support to spacecraft planning, design and procurement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide electrical Power & Thermal expertise to nominal and contingency operations of the satellites
  • Support spacecraft operations and configuration changes, including generating or reviewing
  • Operational Task Orders, configuration validation and direct supervision over critical spacecraft commanding
  • Develop and/or validate nominal and contingency procedures and tools
  • Provide on-call support and react to contingencies for the electrical Power & Thermal subsystems of the satellites per established escalation procedures
  • Pro-actively monitor the electrical Power & Thermal subsystems to identify degraded performance, anticipate scenarios and take appropriate action. Develop and maintain tools for evaluating and trending health to maximize satellite safety, availability and longevity, including Power & Thermal budgets and satellite capacity predicts
  • Provide support to new satellite procurement activities, in-orbit testing, and start of service activities
  • Directly interface with internal and external parties in relation to the responsibilities of the subsystems, including Satellite Manufacturers, planning, insurance and other internal or external requests/reporting
  • Contribute to a continuous effort to more effectively and efficiently manage the satellite in-orbit operations, including processes, procedures, monitoring, and Ground Control System improvements

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master’s Degree in Engineering, with a specialization that includes electrical/electronics engineering is mandatory. Additional specialization in thermal control would be considered an advantage
  • At least 2 years of applicable professional experience in satellite engineering and/or operations is desired, recent Graduate applicants are welcome and will be considered
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to acquire detailed technical information within pre-defined deadlines and apply it in day-to-day situations
  • Have strong computer software skills with proficiency in at least one programming language
  • Ability to react to contingencies and cope with high stress situations
  • Fluency in English, with strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Team spirit and ability to integrate into an international environment
  • A valid driver’s license is required for on-call support

 

Tagged as: satellite engineering, spacecraft operations, analytical/problem-solving skills, computer software skills, power & thermal expertise, configuration changes

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