Job Description

£900 - £1000/day Ltd

Ground Segment Lead

This role is the technical lead for the GCS, reporting to the Chief System Engineer or Technical Director (TBD), and is expected to the be a point of contact for all technical matters on the ground segment. The purpose is to ensure that the Ground Segment activities are delivered and that the Ground Segment architecture is sufficiently advanced as per ii below..
Qualification and experience
* Bachelor`s or Master`s Degree or equivalent is required in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Physics, or similar.
* Knowledge of GNSS theory and practice
* 5+ years of demonstrated engineering experience within space, ground, operations or sustainment segments of a space programme. Knowledge of ECSS. Must have experience of ground segment development in a space programme
* [Ideally] Experience of leading open architecture ground system development efforts throughout the entire systems engineering lifecycle
* Experience, knowledge and understanding of the Enterprise Architect and DOORS tools
* Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.
* Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.
* Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as organisational skills.
* Active SC clearance, willing to undertake DV clearance
High Level responsibilities/deliverables
* Technical oversight of Ground Segment Activities, reporting to the Chief Engineer Systems or Technical Director (GNSS)(TBD)
* Coordinating ground segment integration requirements
* Applying lessons learned from managing similar space architecture ground system efforts to ensure successful definition, planning and development
* Interacting and collaborating with contractor(s) and government leads to ensure that all ground segment interface requirements are consistent
* Supporting the UK GNSS programme to define, capture, and maintain the ground segment technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the EDDP and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes.
* Developing, documenting, executing, integrating and evolving engineering processes as required to support the design and development of the ground segment within the EDDP
* Support to preparation of ITT and other relevant technical documentation
* Developing briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of UK GNSS EDDP
The UK GNSS programme identified a number of segments within the overall technical solution and high-level system architecture design. One of the segments identified from that work was the Ground Control Segment (GCS).
The GCS is composed of several subsystems; an Operations Management Segment (OMS), comprising the control infrastructure and software at the heart of the GCS, interfaced to the Ground Monitor Stations (GMS), the Satellite Communications System (SCS) consisting of the uplink and downlinks to and from the satellites via the TT&C stations and inter-site network provision.
The Engineering Design and Development Phase (EDDP) for the UK GNSS GCS is a programme of work that takes the output of the studies conducted and progresses it to achieve the following primary objectives:
i. to start making rapid progress towards the definition of a sovereign UK GNSS GCS by evaluating technical solutions, products, algorithms and processes which will inform the detailed GCS specification;
ii. to develop a GCS specification to enable industry to bid for construction in a follow on Implementation Phase.
UK wide travel will be required from time to time. Attendance at meetings in London will also be required.
CV deadline: 7/6 at 1600
As well as the experience required above you will have the necessary qualifications, skills & experience to take control of this requirement from its inception to its completion.
If you meet the experience required above please call/mail me asap for the full spec/more information. Thank you