Chief Systems Engineer

  • A reasonable amount of space industry experience in satellite communications, ideally military satcoms, focussed primarily on the space segment (satellite and RF payload etc).
  • Ground segment experience will also be considered but the preference is for space segment experience
Ref: ZR_6276_JOB  ·  Posted on 07 July 2021
Key responsibilities
  • Accountable for overall engineering technical, cost, and schedule performance on UK aspects of the Space program
  • Member of Program Integrated Team and primary engineering interface with Program Office / Customer for all programmatic items. Responsible for the technical integrity of the product to meet Customer needs within cost/schedule constraints
  • Ensure engineering aspects of the program support for our client’s aspiration as a pathfinder for “digital transformation”, being a fully digital program from the start
  • Provide technical/engineering leadership to Space based systems and services integration and service provision
  • Lead the development and commissioning of manufacturing facilities to support key programmes in the UK
Skills & experience
  • You will be considered an expert in the field of UK MOD Satellite Communications across the space, ground and control segments
  • You will have significant technical and leadership experience with demonstrated expertise in System of Systems integration programs
  • You will also have significant experience in:
    • Engineering Management within a Defence engineering and regulatory framework
    • Management of Technical Risk
    • Resource planning, competency management, established ability to develop technical talent.
    • Control Account Management
  • Eligible to attain Chartered Professional Engineer in relevant institution

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential: 

  • Broad knowledge of other space related fields such as PNT/GNSS, earth observation, geospatial intelligence and space situational awareness
  • Experience as a system engineer in a commercial environment, ideally with a Defence Prime
Additional benefits
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Paid time off for jury duty and military obligations
  • Sick and bereavement leave
  • Tobacco cessation support
  • Free, on-site flu shots
  • Free, confidential, on-site biometric health screenings
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