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    TitleRadio Navigation Engineer
    Job codeRT-C-TEC-PCE-323
    Job posted on26/07/2016
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Radio Navigation Engineer

    You will be based at our client’s premises in Noordwijk, Netherlands. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    The Position is mainly working on GALILEO Ground Segment processing facilities, in a role supporting the GALILEO Ground Mission Segment (GMS) team.

    In particular, the detailed specific tasks include:

    Participation to GMS related Integration, Verification and Qualification (IVQ) activities, such as test cases definition and preparation, formal tests witnessing, Verification Credit collection at Element and Segment level, anomalies follow-up at Element, Segment and System level;

    Follow-up of the procurement actions related to the implementation of a set of GMS Elements, being the Technical Officer for elements like Message Generation Facility (MGF), the Up-link Local Station (ULS), and the Service Product Facility (SPF); including support to the monitoring of industrial contracts for the developments and generating and reviewing relevant documentation such technical requirements

    Evaluation of GMS design, with a specific focus on GMS Operations and Operability Improvements, Galileo Services provision, On-line and Off-line Monitoring, System Reporting, Technical Monitoring & Control of GMS Assets, Mission Planning, Mission Support, Training and Maintenance; evolutions of the GMS architecture and design

    Support to GMS engineering activities, as well as Galileo System level engineering activities, such as requirement engineering, change management and baseline evolutions (DCPs/DCNs), assessment of contractor’s RFDs/RFWs;

    Contribution to GMS and System reviews.


    Your Profile:

    The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and experience:

    University degree (MSc minimum) in telecommunications and signal processing or electronic engineering, as well as experience in these fields.

    Specific knowledge in the design and testing of Radio Navigation systems and equipment.

    Strong knowledge on the design of satellite navigation systems, ranging and positioning techniques, RF, signal processing techniques, and GNSS security and processing facilities.

    The specialist shall in particular have several years experience relevant with the GNSS and GALILEO systems and equipment and have good knowledge of Radio Navigation processing, simulation and testing systems.

    They shall be specialist in the implementation, maintenance and operation of complex Radio Navigation processing, simulation and test facilities for spacecraft, aircraft, maritime and land mobile applications.

    Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration

    Good communication skills also regarding written reporting;

    Proficient in the English language (spoken and written).



    LOCATION: Noordwijk, Netherlands


    CLOSING DATE: 19th August 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to:

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact nameDavid Baynes
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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