About us: It’s a great time to be part of the SES team
We are the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). We provide a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. Our global team works collaboratively to make a significant, and often life-changing difference in the world. As part of our team, you will play an integral part in delivering on our vision. At SES, we connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.
(Senior) Manager, Spectrum Management and Development Americas
United States - Washington, District of Columbia
The incumbent is responsible in the development and protection of spectrum assets (NGSO and GSO) for specific SES projects including preparation and leading of coordination meetings; achieving specific SES objectives in ITU and regional/national meetings, orbital assignments issues and licensing proceedings; identifying new orbital slots and spectrum for expansion capability; and serving as Spectrum lead on certain satellite development and/or construction programs, etc.
Influence ITU spectrum allocations and satellite coordination procedures
Advocate SES positions in ITU and Regional meetings to identify and secure new spectrum as well as to protect existing spectrum; prepare input documents to support these objectives. These positions need to be coordinated with other entities of the group, the relevant national regulators and other operators in the REGION
Develop and maintain relationships with other regulators and representatives of other companies engaged in ITU work
In collaboration with SDM and Regulatory teams, prepare the required input papers
Participate in the relevant national meetings
Obtain spectrum at existing/new orbital slots
Manage the filing activity through regional administration. Supervise the checking of the ITU IFIC for any satellite system that might cause interference into Luxembourg satellite networks
Identify candidate new orbital slots for spectrum expansion capabilities
Acquire new spectrum through preparation of complex ITU filings that provide an envelope of technical parameters to support company’s business development efforts
Coordinate SES satellite networks (GSO and NGSO) with those of other companies to support SES’s current and future business plans
Identify improvements to Spectrum processes where needed and pursue those changes within the team
Proactively interface with other SES departments and team members within the Company to ensure spectrum activities (coordination, ITU filings, applications, etc) are consistent with overall company objectives
Support Business Development, Sales & Fleet Development activities
Prepare detailed due diligence of SES or other companies’ spectrum assets
Support the development of orbital slots including satellite design within specific regions as requested
Translate spectrum availability and constraints into satellite designs and sales engineering guidelines
Evaluate possible ways forward to solve complex spectrum issues and identify best option for the company
Serve as Spectrum lead on satellite design teams as assigned; lead analysis of spectrum rights, define strategy to solidify those rights, and determine what is reasonable for the company to invest in
Play key role in SES licensing and rulemaking activities
Support Legal on regulatory and licensing matters related to landing rights, registrations applications and associated satellite-related rulemaking
Thorough understanding of the satellite regulatory environment and the ITU procedures
Thorough knowledge and understanding of domestic and international regulatory processes and structure
Strong knowledge and understanding of satellite industry, markets and services
Collaborative individual able to build relationships across all levels and functions of the organization and effectively build positions and manage conflicts
Execution orientation with the ability to deliver results despite a complex business environment
Very good communicator able to produce and present positions in an inspiring manner to a variety of internal and external senior audiences
Fluency in English; the knowledge of other languages of the defined region is considered an additional asset
Excellent project management, diplomatic and interpersonal skills
Strong negotiation and lobbying skills
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity. Cultural sensitivity needed for dealings with people from many countries.
Hold an internationally recognised engineering qualification (e.g. electronics, radio-frequency or equivalent)
Minimum of 7 years to 10 years of experience in a relevant engineering environment, including minimum 4 years of frequency coordination and spectrum management front-end involvement
Understanding of satellite technologies and applications
Knowledge of the ITU Radio Regulations, National Regulations and the ITU WRC/Study Group processes
Fluency in English; the knowledge of other languages of the REGION is considered an additional asset
Willingness to travel a significant portion of the time, approximately 30%
Other Key Requirements / EXPECTED RESULTS / Comments
Spectrum assets secured allowing SES EMEA/CIS Segment business to expand
Identification of new orbital slots and spectrum as a basis for investment decisions on business expansion for new satellites and new orbital locations
Protection of satellites resources from possible encroachment of other services, i.e. terrestrial
SES business interests preserved and protected Region and ITU work
What’s in it for you?
In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer you a truly global opportunity in an exciting industry and all the support you’ll need for both your professional and personal development. But most of all, we offer a truly unique opportunity to play your part in making a difference for those who need it most. We strive to uphold honesty, transparency and courage in everything we do. We’re proud to belong to the SES team and collaborate towards success.
Good to know
SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.
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