Mission Operations Preparation Team Lead Ref# V-32632

  • South East, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32632

Holt Executive are partnered with a global leader in Space Sustainability, a dynamic and rapidly growing technology innovator who is making hugely positive contributions to the growing problem of orbital space debris.

They require a Mission Operations Preparation Team Lead to be responsible for crafting achievable mission operations plans that consider both how the mission can be run smoothly and the limitations it faces. To achieve this, you’ll work closely with engineers across space and ground systems.

The successful Mission Operations Preparation Team Lead will be required to have a deep understanding of mission operations and the ability to collaborate effectively with the Mission Operations Team.

This opportunity offers a comprehensive benefits package, featuring visa sponsorship and relocation package.

 Key Responsibilities for the Mission Operations Preparation Team Lead:

  • Lead the provision of operational aspects, constraints, requirements and experience in mission development.
  • Communicate the operational needs to space and ground segment design.
  • Define and plan operational system testing (e.g. SVTs) for execution in collaboration with the Mission Operations Team.
  • Contribute to the development of mission operations concepts, and mission review cycles (PDR, CDR, GSQR, ORR etc), reliably predicting and addressing operational concerns during the mission development process.
  • Define operability requirements and user stories, to support the design of the Space segment.
  • In collaboration with space segment engineers, lead the preparation of spacecraft user manuals and other operations documentation.
  • Provide operations expertise at system, subsystem and unit levels, supporting ongoing mission development, bid proposals and other activities as required.
  • Investigate spacecraft anomalies and participate in the anomaly resolution process.
  • Propose and develop operational solutions to enable a team of engineers to control multiple in-flight spacecraft.
  • Support Mission execution team and team training in preparation for launch.

Team Lead Responsibilities for the Mission Operations Preparation Team Lead:

  • Line management of team members and team coordination, task prioritisation.
  • Support team development, training and recruitment processes.
  • Overall responsibility for the team’s technical output.
  • Identify and resolve key technical and schedule risks in your team’s plans.

Key Skills & Experience for the Mission Operations Preparation Team Lead:

  • University degree in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • 10+ years of demonstrable space mission industry experience, including real-time operations as part of a flight control team operating a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mission through the complete life cycle.
  • Space and ground segment engineering experience is also beneficial.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of satellite subsystems, in particular AOCS/GNC or OBDH/CDH.
  • Familiarity of the operation of Mission Control systems (preferably SCOS-2000 based), mission planning processes, flight procedure development and automation, monitoring and control, onboard software management, configuration management of operational products and simulator facilities.
  • Knowledge of ‘Functional Avionics’ and the conceptualisation of how to use OBSW and ground systems to fulfil a mission following operational constraints.
  • Experience supporting critical mission phases as Spacecraft Team Lead or similar, providing coordinated, timely and accurate input to the mission operations team.

If your skills and experience match this Mission Operations Preparation Team Lead opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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