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Spacecraft Analyst (Spacecraft Operations Engineer)

Spacecraft Analyst (Spacecraft Operations Engineer)

Job Title: Spacecraft Analyst (Spacecraft Operations Engineer)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 893684_1504704692
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email: tony@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: September 06, 2017 14:31

Job Description

Your experience in a satellite operations environment, using your knowledge of the design and operations of spacecraft subsystems, will be critical to our client, an industry leader and pioneer of mobile satellite communications.

They are currently seeking a Spacecraft Analyst (Spacecraft Operations Engineer) to join their team in London.

Read on for the job details. To apply click the button at the bottom of the page.

About the job

Our client operates a fleet of geosynchronous satellites, providing a wide range of global communications services to maritime, air and land based sectors. They need a Spacecraft Operations Engineer to join the team that performs on-station spacecraft engineering operations for the satellite fleet.

Key responsibilities include:
*Defining, planning and executing operations to manage satellite configurations to maintain their health, safety and function.
*Assessment and reporting on satellite health and performance by daily monitoring of their status and monitoring of long-term trends in behaviour of on-board units.
*Responding to satellite contingency situations by assessing satellite status, identifying the remedial response and directing recovery operations.
*Maintaining satellite telemetry and telecommand databases, including alarm limits, to support safe and efficient operations.
*Maintaining routine and contingency satellite control procedures and validating updates against the satellite simulator.
*Developing and maintaining reference data sets and software tools required by the Spacecraft Analysis Group to perform the satellite health and performance monitoring, operations planning, checking and reporting to ensure early detection of problems.
*Liaising with internal and spacecraft manufacturer engineering support teams to investigate anomalies and develop relevant operational solutions.
*Working on new satellite programmes on operations development and validation and to support the Space Segment Procurement team with programme reviews.

To be considered for this role, applicants will need to be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a Science or Engineering subject, with experience in a satellite operations environment and knowledge of design and operations of spacecraft subsystems (such as Power, Thermal, Attitude Control, TTC and Payload subsystems).

You will have excellent communication skills in English, combined with strong analytical skills, enabling clear and concise explanations of observations and anomalies. You will also need good PC skills with knowledge of MS Windows, MS Office programs.

In addition, the following would be desirable:
*Experience of working with one or more of the following spacecraft platforms: Boeing 702, Airbus E3000, TAS Spacebus 4000, Lockheed Martin Series 4000.
*Experience of working with spacecraft manufacturers and satellite engineering support teams for the specification, development and implementation of satellite specific operations for at least one previous geo-synchronous satellite project.
*Knowledge of the satellite design, build and AIT process.
*Knowledge of one or more programming languages (e.g. Visual Basic, Python, R) to achieve data analysis and data manipulation for trending, anomaly analysis and reporting and for developing and enhancing tools for aiding Analyst processes.

Please note: The role will be part of an on-call roster, so applicants must be willing to provide on-call support during evenings and weekends; this may require travel to the London office outside of office hours.

Spacecraft Analyst (Spacecraft Operations Engineer)
London
£55-65k + Bonus + Benefits

Key skills: Spacecraft, Satellite, Operations, Configurations, Performance, Analysis, Monitoring.

Please note: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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