An opportunity for an experienced engineer to work onsite at ECSAT in a newly created post, supporting with business intelligence and direction within Satellite Communications and ICT developments.
To provide support within the TIA section, helping to steer the direction for Satellite Communications, through business intelligence, feasibility demonstrations and collaborations with industry.
Responsibilities / Duties
The successful candidate will be involved in:
Contributing to the gathering and analysis of business intelligence and market information related to the global satellite communications sector, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, as well as global economic and industrial trends and developments. Identifying and investigating market and technology trends relevant to the development of the satcom sector.
Assessing and identifying the industrial, academic, and institutional players from across the satellite communications sector in order to support ESA to properly understand, influence, and sustenance the satellite communications sector by developing future development and growth plans.
Identifying, studying, and developing new satcom system concepts and applications: including new satellite system architectures, new services and applications, and improving integration and interoperation with terrestrial systems. This includes supporting ESA in commissioning and managing technical studies and investigations conducted both within ESA and with external partners, as well as specific effort to publicise and disseminate activity outcomes.
Support Identification and definition of future technology development activities, in terms of either technology feasibility demonstrations, product and system development support, or in-orbit validation and demonstration needs, as well as exploring ‘spin-in’ opportunities from other relevant high technology application areas.
Provide support to standardisation and spectrum regulatory activity to help create and develop new markets and growth opportunities for the satcom industry of the ESA Member States.
Support preparatory activities to create new ESA-initiated satellite communication projects
Support overall strategic objectives, end-to-end system requirements, mission architecture, critical technologies, cost envelope, time to market, etc.
Support ITT process for commissioning project Phase 0/A/B studies with industrial partners. Managing their subsequent execution leading to a detailed definition for the design, development, integration, testing, validation and functional performance trials and pilots for the new project.
Support the provision of ESA technical support to these preparatory activities to ensure their effective initiation and management.
Qualifications / Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Engineering related discipline
Experience in system and subsystem design and development in the telecommunications sector, and experience in the satellite communication industry
Knowledge of Satcom system architectures, products and market;
Knowledge and experience of telecommunication systems definition from requirement phase to implementation aspects;
Knowledge of industrial costs and schedule aspects;
Strong project management experience for complex project with high technical risk;
Experience in procurement processes and contract management as well as applied negotiation skills;
Knowledge of industrial development, verification and procurement processes;
Ability to gather and share relevant information;
Ability to support the definition of a technology development strategy.
Fluent in written and spoken English, with strong interpersonal communication skills
A focus on results/delivery;
Team working: across ESA Department and Directorate boundaries as well as with external partners;
Planning and Organisational abilities.
Competitive Package covering salary, generous holiday allowance, training plan and more
In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.