Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM – 12 Month FTC Ref# TT282-1

  • South West, Wiltshire
  • Competitive Salary + Annual Bonus + Benefits
  • Interim/Contract
  • TT282-1

Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM – 12 Month FTC

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM to participate in a successful transition from a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to a new operating model and influence and shape of UK government/military satellite operations into the next decade. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the delivering the technical aspects of mobilisation related to the satellite control ground segment.

This is a full time, temporary role based in Wiltshire. Applicants must be a UK national and be able to achieve ‘Security Check’ (SC) security clearance.

Key Responsibilities for the Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM:

  • Support the components of the Space Operations Mobilisation Plan related to the satellite control ground segment, delivering against the plan and reporting progress.
  • Shadow the incumbent ground segment engineering teams, including attending and witnessing satellite operations activities, meetings, training, working groups, boards etc.
  • Perform due diligence on assets, personnel, policies and procedures, identifying and discrepancies from the baseline and escalating them accordingly.
  • Confirm the detailed operating model of the incumbent operator, seeking out and resolving any gaps in knowledge or obstacles to a risk-free handover of operations.
  • Review and update the incumbent operator’s policies and procedures.
  • Support and participate in a progressive service assurance process, including preparation for operational readiness demonstrations and key events.

Essential Knowledge and Skills required by the Satellite Ground Segment Engineering Manager – SATCOM:

  • Significant experience in satellite control ground segment operations and management
  • University degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent qualification
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business both internally and externally with Customers
  • Excellent analytical skills resulting in clear and concise explanations of observations, problems or anomalies
  • Must be able to achieve SC Clearance


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