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    Title(Senior) Ground Systems & Antenna Engineer
    Job posted on14/10/2014 (modified on 29/10/2014)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    (Senior) Ground Systems & Antenna Engineer

    Ref TEC0042
    Region Europe
    Location Luxembourg - Betzdorf
    Company SES TechCom
    Category Ground / Terrestrial Engineering
    Position Staff




    SES TechCom Services is levering on the technical expertise accumulated within the SES Group by operating satellites for more than 25 years and provides technical services to the Satellite Industry on a worldwide basis.

    In this position you will support the growth of Techcom services and contribute to and lead projects related to the development, implementation, improvement of ground based services and systems. You will as well be responsible to attract new projects for SES and SES TechCom.

    In cooperation with SES internal and external partners, you will develop technical and business solutions. Key activities include customer requirements collection, engineering of communications systems, preparation of and or contributions to request for proposals, studies, reports, specifications, contractual documentation and operational guidelines, leading of multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams.
    The mission consists in the successful realization of projects, product and services that support SES TechCom to become a leading supplier of technical products/services, systems and applications in the field of satellite-related engineering and operations to satellite manufacturers, satellite operators and associated partners.


    • Attract contracts by managing or supporting customer requests for proposal (RFP), comprised of activities such proposal team set up and management, technical and financial proposal preparation, and contract negotiation;
    • Deliver (products, services, systems) to customers within budget, specification and on time;
    • Either support or be responsible to:
      • Design, specify and implement Satellite Control Systems:
        - RF TT&C systems including the tracking antennas
        - Baseband and control room systems
        - Satellite ranging systems.
      • Design, specify and implement fixed, transportable or mobile uplink or receive-only stations;
      • Design subsystems and implement earth station equipment including antennas, HPA's, switch matrix, up/down-converters, modulators and inter-facility equipment;
      • Design, specify and manage the integration of measurement, communications and monitoring & control systems (including M&C Systems);
      • Perform transmission analysis, in particular link budget calculations, and studies in support of business development, customer services;
      • Conceptual design of innovative satellite networks and/or network elements and development of associated specifications;
      • Preparation of commercial documentation such as system requirements specifications, technical system specifications, and contractual documents in coordination with other internal and external parties;
      • Collect customer requirements, perform system design, setup budgets, handle procurements, manage installations and the operational handover of ground segment and communications systems;
      • Follow-up of delivered systems during lifetime operations;
      • Execute other telecommunications related projects;
    • Manage and build up successful technical customer and partner relationships;
    • Awareness and evaluation of relevant technological developments, market trends, competitive factors, customer requirements, standardisation licensing and regulatory aspects;
    • Promote SES and SES TechCom products and services in the Satellite Industry and Satellite Communication Markets;
    • Support the preparation of SES TechCom Operational Expenses budgets;
    • Travel as required to meet customers, partners and vendors and attend exhibitions, conferences, working group meetings;
    • Provide multiple engineering and operations services to SES companies and partners.

    Experience / Qualifications

    • Have a university degree in RF, Electronics, Telecommunications Engineering or equivalent;
    • Have min. 5 years of applicable professional experiences in engineering and implementing of telecommunications systems;
    • Fluency in English plus at least one other European language;
    • Computer literacy: AutoCAD, Matlab, MS Office, MS Project…;
    • Have excellent and proven project/budget and time management experience;
    • Be able to integrate into and/or lead cross-functional and/or virtual project teams;
    • Have good communication capabilities, analytical sense, innovative spirit, business mind, self-starting qualities, coordination and priority setting abilities;
    • Proactive approach towards potential and/or current customers;
    • Conflict management skills in a multicultural and interdisciplinary set-up;
    • Excellent internal and external communication skills as well as team-spirit;
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
    • Deliver (products, services, systems) to SES internal as well as to external customers within budget, specification and on time;
    • Provide effective communication & workflow of information;
    • Successful customer and partner relationships
    • Readiness to travel internationally

    Our Offer

    Competitive salary package, coupled with a diverse array of challenges and development benefits.

    SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

    This position reports to

    Senior Manager, Ground Solutions
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    AddressChâteau de Betzdorf
    Emailplease visit our website to apply online
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