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PA/QA Engineer

  • Provincie Groningen, Noordwijk, Netherlands
  • €70000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32655

Holt Executive are supporting a leading provider of innovative high-tech solutions for the global space industry.

Our client supports every stage of the satellite lifecycle, from development, assembly and testing to post-launch operations are seeking a PA/QA Engineer to join their team in the Netherlands.

The PA/QA Engineer holds a pivotal position in the maintenance and enhancement of the quality management system certified under ISO 9001:2015. It will be the responsibility of the PA/QA Engineer to guarantee that the products and services meet and exceed the expectations of customers in terms of quality and specific Product Assurance requirements.

Key Responsibilities for the PA/QA Engineer:

Quality Assurance –

  • Maintaining the existing quality management system; based on ISO 9001:2015 requirements.
  • Initiating changes in the quality management system and successfully implementing these (when applicable).
  • Performing and coordinating internal audits and managing any corrective actions.
  • Coordinating and reporting quality KPI (key performance indicators) to management and coordinating Management Reviews.
  • Coordinating and reporting Supplier evaluations and Customer Satisfaction surveys.
  • Managing all deadlines for actions assigned related to the quality management system.
  • Implementation of configuration management activities (documentation, hardware, software, etc)

Product Assurance –

  • Review customer requirements to ensure they can be/are being met.
  • Preparing project Product Assurance documentation, e.g., PA & Safety Plans, certificates etc.
  • Preparing and managing RFD/RFW’s, NCR’s and participating in NRB/MRB’s.
  • Participating in formal customer reviews (Design & Test related).
  • Ensuring that manufacturing/assembly/testing processes comply with standards at internal/national and international levels.
  • Interacting with customers and suppliers in Quality/Product Assurance matters.
  • Supporting external project milestone reviews for all Product assurance-related aspects.
  • Coordinating configuration control processes and managing configuration baselines.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the PA/QA Engineer:

  • Engineering Degree level (preferable) with 4+ years of experience in Product Assurance/ Quality Assurance disciplines.
  • Experience in working with quality standards such ISO 9001.
  • Experience within the space domain with a working knowledge of ESA ECSS development and quality standards (for ground and/or flight product applications) would be an advantage.
  • Experience in interacting with customers, sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Experience in configuration management (documentation, hardware, software, etc).
  • Experience in auditing quality processes.

If your skills and experience match this PA/QA Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 

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Engineer – Verification & Test

  • East Anglia, Essex, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32619

Holt Executive is supporting a global leader that designs and manufactures high-performance imaging sensors, and electronics and develops groundbreaking technology for space exploration.

Our client is seeking an Engineer – Verification & Test to play a vital role in ensuring the quality and performance of their space and science imaging devices.  

The successful Engineer – Verification & Test will be responsible for quality, developing and implementing test plans for cutting-edge imaging devices.  You’ll play a vital role in the entire verification and testing process, from defining test procedures to working with manufacturing teams to ensure smooth production.

Key Responsibilities for the Engineer – Verification & Test:

  • On-time delivery and management of allocated work packages/tasks to the required standard.
  • Writing project documentation including test plans, procedures and test reports. Training Operations staff where necessary.
  • Commissioning test equipment following internal and customer specifications, including some scripting and coding for ATE.
  • Performing technical investigations where necessary into failure modes and anomalous results.
  • Supporting internal and customer meetings by presenting technical information and carrying out relevant actions.
  • Supporting teams outside of the Product Verification Team, including Operations and Process Engineering.
  • Actively participating in ensuring that quality assurance practices are adhered to and maintained throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Supporting, helping to identify, and carrying out process improvement activities for both project-specific and more general processes.

Key Skills & Experience for the Engineer – Verification & Test:

  • A physics or engineering-related degree.
  • Understanding of semiconductor device physics.
  • Understanding of test development, commissioning and fault finding.
  • Experience using Labview or MATLAB in an industrial or lab-based environment.
  • Demonstrated time management skills.

If your skills and experience match this Engineer – Verification & Test opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 



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Senior Project Manager

  • South West, Devon, Plymouth, UK
  • £58000 - £62000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32568-5

Be a Leader in Groundbreaking Electro-Optics Projects.

Do you thrive in fast-paced environments where complex projects push the boundaries of technology? If so, then this Senior Project Manager role is for you!

Holt Executive is supporting a leading electro-optics design and manufacturing innovator in their search for a Senior Project Manager to join their team in Plymouth.

As the Senior Project Manager, you will lead projects from concept to completion, ensuring deadlines, budgets, and quality standards are met.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Project Manager:

  • Develop comprehensive plans including timelines, resource allocation, stage gates, and budgets.
  • Lead communication and manage expectations for all project stakeholders through clear and organized meetings.
  • Create and maintain key project artefacts like master schedules, plans, compliance matrices, and work breakdown structures.
  • Work with engineering leads to ensure adherence to technical processes, identify and manage critical success factors, and forecast resource needs effectively.
  • Monitor project costs closely, identify potential budget risks, and partner with Finance to manage revenue plans and forecasts.
  • Collaborate with management to implement robust controls for production, data management, invoicing, shipping, and export compliance.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement by capturing lessons learned and feedback to improve processes and develop your team.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Senior Project Manager:

  • Proven record of delivering complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience in budget forecasting and management.
  • Experience in project scheduling.
  • Proven ability to create Project Management Plans for bids and tenders.
  • Procurement and Supply Chain experience

Company Benefits:

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave and Christmas closure.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across our sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (inc access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

Security Clearance Requirements:
Due to the nature of our business, our staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement. Therefore, if successful, you will need to provide proof of identity, employment history and right to work in the UK, along with proof of UK residency for at least five years.

Ready to lead groundbreaking projects and make a real impact in the field of electro-optics? 

If your skills and experience align with this exciting Senior Project Manager opportunity, we encourage you to submit your CV to

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Field Service Engineer – Telecommunication/SATCOM

  • Hamburg, Germany
  • €60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32617

Holt Executive exclusively supports a global provider of lifesaving/innovative connectivity solutions that connect people and assets around the globe, including in remote and challenging environments.

Our partner is seeking a Field Service Engineer – Telecommunication/SATCOM to oversee the installation, servicing and maintenance of equipment and solutions.

Key Responsibilities for the Field Service Engineer – Telecommunication/SATCOM:

  • Responsible for the installation, services, and maintenance of all Connectivity/Satellite Systems and IT network infrastructure (hardware & software). 
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for all assigned installations, services, and maintenance activities. 
  • Collaborate with customers to guarantee successful project implementation.
  • Works with internal departments to resolve technical and operational challenges and communicate closely with Support and Project Managers. 

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Field Service Engineer – Telecommunication/SATCOM:

  • Education in IT & Telecommunications (bachelor’s degree or similar) IT Knowledge is essential.
  • Minimum understanding of computer server configuration, network infrastructure, and administration.
  • Experience in the marine electronics environment on yachts, commercial or military vessels, or any offshore installation is an advantage.
  • Preferably experience serving multi-national customers.
  • Fluent in English and preferably other international languages.
  • Preferably work and live in Hamburg or the surrounding area.

If your skills and experience match this Field Service Engineer – Telecommunication/SATCOM opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your resume to

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Field Telecom Technician II

  • Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • $120000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Commissions & Bonus
  • Permanent
  • V-32602

Holt Executive are partnered with a global satellite communications and IT systems provider that bridges the gap to ensure communications are dependable and secure allowing organisations to focus on what is important without worrying about poor connections.

Our partner is seeking a highly experienced Field Telecom Technician II to join their growing team in Perth, Australia. This role requires extensive travel, including land, offshore and international locations. 

The Field Telecom Technician II will be responsible for overseeing equipment installation, maintenance, and updates for remote communications systems for the needs of their customers in the Energy, Mining, and Maritime industries.

Key Responsibilities for the Field Telecom Technician II:

  • Install, troubleshoot, and assemble fixed/stabilized GEO/LEO/MEO VSAT systems, L-band systems, LTE systems, and IT/network equipment.
  • Conduct testing and equipment assembly in the workshop as required.
  • Configure, install, and troubleshoot various equipment, including routers, switches, access points, phones, VSAT antennas, modems, and cabling.
  • Use of various testing equipment (spectrum analyzers, DVMs, cable testers, etc).
  • Perform day-to-day preventative maintenance and repair of VSAT hardware.
  • Collaborate with clients and service providers to resolve complex network-related issues.
  • Ability to train and mentor junior technicians on deployed hardware and technology and assist remotely when necessary.
  • Interpret engineering drawings for installation, troubleshooting, and repair.
  • Partner with engineering and product development teams to review and test new VSAT technology.
  • Provide remote customer support.
  • Prepare and dispatch equipment and hardware to installation sites.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive installation documentation.
  • Conduct safety meetings, risk assessments, and incident reporting/investigations.

Key Skills & Experience Required for the Field Telecom Technician II:

  • Associate degree in IT, Telecommunications, Communications, or 3+ years of relevant work experience. Commensurate military experience may be acceptable.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in the Onshore/Offshore remote communications industry is preferred.
    • Commensurate military qualification with satellite or radio communication equipment.
    • Qualified Electrical/ Instrumentation experience.
  • Preferred proven and demonstrable experience with satellite communications fundamentals, VSAT, antenna RF systems/sub-systems, cable installation and termination.
  • Proficient with iDirect, Newtec and Comtech Satellite Modems, L Band antennas, Stabilized antenna, Cisco routers, switches, and wireless Access Points.
  • Experience preferred with RF Spectrum Analyzers and RF theory.
  • Familiarisation with IP routing, switching, security and VOIP.
  • Onshore and offshore cable installation
  • Ability to offer creative solutions and resourceful critical thinking skills is necessary.
  • In addition to independent qualities, the ability to work well as part of regional/global and virtual teams across multiple geographies/vertical markets.
  • Knowledge of Electrical safety/Awareness of Electrical isolation
  • Knowledge of offshore safety procedures, which may include but are not limited to Permit to Work, Stop the Job, Lone Man Working, and Electrical Isolation.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

If your skills and experience match this Field Telecom Technician II opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to

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Systems Engineer

  • South West, Bristol, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32654

Holt Executive are collaborating with a leading provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security.  

Our client is seeking a Systems Engineer to join their Mission Systems team and be at the forefront, delivering critical services for the MOD and government partners.

The successful Systems Engineer will be vital in projects spanning secure communications, signals intelligence, situation awareness, and CEMA Maritime.

Day to day you will play a key role in developing the next generation of Beyond Line-of-Sight Radio Frequency Communications solutions for a diverse range of government and commercial clients across the globe.

Key Responsibilities for the Systems Engineer:

  • Drive the development and execution of innovative product design, maturing system architecture, and delivering high-quality contract engineering deliverables.
  • Own and manage interfaces, expertly navigating trade-offs between systems, subsystems, and functionalities to ensure flawless integration.
  • Lead the creation of technical solutions that fulfil customer requirements, guiding them from initial concepts all the way to in-life support.
  • Develop, build, test, and refine solutions, pushing boundaries and ensuring their effectiveness.
  • Craft comprehensive and high-quality design documentation that fosters clear understanding and simplifies maintainability.

Key Skills and Experience for the Systems Engineer:

  • Hold the ability and drive to think with a systems perspective as defined by INCOSE.
  • Ability to create and manage interfaces, specifications, and certificates, producing boundary views and identifying ownership across the System of Interest (SoI), Wider Systems of Interest (WSoI) and its environment.    
  • Engineering expertise across the engineering lifecycle V-Model from initial concepts, requirements, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, maintenance, and supportability
  • You will demonstrate System concepts and lifecycle selection, System capability issues, Enterprise and technology environment, Architectural design, Concept generation and Functional analysis.
  • HNC/HND or Degree in Telecommunications or Electronic Engineering however, our client values difference and does not have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn.

If your skills and experience match this Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 



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Principal Systems Engineer

  • South West, Bristol, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32652

Do you thrive in challenging environments and crave the opportunity to make a real impact?

Holt Executive is collaborating with a leading provider of global defence and security solutions.  

Our client is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to lead the technical charge in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems division. You’ll be at the forefront, ensuring Mission Systems deliver exceptional capabilities to customers.

Key Responsibilities for the Principal Systems Engineer

  • Spearhead all technical activities within the ISR domain, providing strategic direction and technical expertise.
  • Lead the engineering process from concept to delivery, ensuring excellence through a rigorous Systems Engineering approach.
  • Take the lead architect role for projects, managing new requirements, and designing and implementing effective solutions. Ensure these solutions undergo rigorous testing and validation to meet clients’ needs.
  • Work hand-in-hand with the Systems Engineering team and other disciplines to guarantee ongoing capability for in-service support. This includes providing technical solutions for emerging issues, especially when design changes are required.
  • Act as a key liaison between extensive stakeholder network, ensuring a smooth implementation of any mid-lifecycle design modifications.

Key Skills and Experience for the Principal Systems Engineer

  • You will have the ability to confidently take a leading role in a technical team that often can span multiple disciplines, organisations, agencies and customers.
  • You will be innovative, bringing big ideas and solving complex problems with simple and elegant solutions.
  • You will have demonstrable experience in leading and managing Systems Engineering following ISO15288. 
  • Ideally you will have experience working within defence and supported C4ISR systems. 
  • Knowledge of the MoD procurement process, including the CADMID lifecycle is highly desirable. 
  • Experience within one of the following areas would be highly desirable Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), SIGINT, GEOINT, IMINT, Military communications and networks, Electronic Warfare systems or Command and Control systems. 
  • Degree level qualified within an Engineering Discipline 
  • Systems Engineering certifications or qualifications.
  • Chartered Engineer status with a relevant professional body or have a demonstrable plan to achieve within a defined timescale.

If your skills and experience match this Principal Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 

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