Spacecraft Platform and Payload Engineering Manager – SATCOM – 12 Month FTC Ref# TT283

  • South West, Wiltshire
  • Competitive Salary + Annual Bonus + Benefits
  • Interim/Contract
  • TT283

Spacecraft Platform and Payload 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 Spacecraft Platform and Payload 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.

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:

  • Take ownership of the components of the Space Operations Mobilisation Plan related to satellite operations and engineering, delivering against the plan and reporting progress.
  • Shadow the incumbent satellite platform and payload subsystem 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 the spacecraft anomaly database to ensure it is sufficiently accurate and populated to de-risk any single-point failures caused by potential knowledge gaps through the loss of on-site satellite engineering personnel.
  • Support and participate in a progressive service assurance process, including preparation for operational readiness demonstrations and key events.

 Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstable experience in satellite operations and management with an emphasis on spacecraft platform and payload subsystem engineering
  • Knowledge of the Airbus E3000 satellite platform and operations
  • 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
  • Must be able to achieve SC Clearance


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