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    Job Description
    TitleTeam Leader, Spacecraft Operations
    Job code8391
    Job posted on03/12/2019
    LocationBetzdorf
    CountryLuxembourg
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    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.


    Team Leader, Spacecraft Operations
    Luxembourg - Betzdorf

     

    Your Job

    The Team Leader, Spacecraft Operations is responsible for the health and day to day operations of a fleet of spacecraft and lead a team of Spacecraft Controllers.

    This recruitment is headcount neutral and must come from inside the SOC team.

     

    Your Responsibilities

    Lead a team of Spacecraft Controllers

    Provide support to the Manager of the Controller Teams to manage the Betzdorf Satellite Control Center

    Responsible for the day to day flight operations activities of the SES satellites

    Organize and support a 24/7 operational environment

    Provide a satellite fleet operational capability of the highest quality for customers

    Ensure the Satellite Control Center is continuously fully operational and coordinate activities in consequence

    Support to co-ordinate the availability and use of a diverse worldwide network of operational resources

    Help ensuring availability of required operational procedures and policies

    Work closely with all ground and space groups

    Help to continuously improve the safety, performance and efficiency of operations. Identify satellite operational risks to achieve goals, actively work to eliminate, reduce and mitigate their effects

    Ensure that your direct reports document any unexpected issue that has arisen at the console during their shift

    Effectively manage and support the Controller Teams to fulfil their daily operations tasks and personal objectives, especially focus on delivery and outcomes

    Help driving the SOC architecture to an agile work environment

    Make sure all peers comply with SES Culture and foster team spirit. Have constructive and explanatory talks and pass positive and motivational messages. Report any kind of soft skills misbehaviour to management

    Take ownership of your objectives. You are responsible for your Team’s performance. Foster your direct reports ownership of their objectives. Escalate in case of objections

     

    Your Experience / Qualifications

    Technical/engineering degree in electronics, aeronautics or equivalent qualifications

    A high level of competency in satellite operations (at least 5 years' experience)

    Experience as controller and be certified/accredited would be a key advantage

    Good knowledge and understanding of spacecraft and spacecraft operations

    Good understanding of computer, baseband and RF equipment associated with a TT&C facility

    Experience in and understand the operations of a satellite and its subsystems in detail

    Have a working understanding of orbital mechanics

    Ability to manage and motivate people

    A demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries:

    High operational awareness

    Analytical skills

    Ability to work without direct supervision

    Effective communicator with good written and oral reporting skills and excellent interpersonal skills

    Display an ability and interest to continuously learn

    Keep a calm head in a stressful situation

    Objective, rational and multidisciplinary thinking

    Courage to act upon convictions

    A high degree of integrity

    Provide immediate and candid feedback, especially on any observed misbehaviour affecting team spirit or satellite operations

    Ability to face up to problems quickly and take action

    Act within her or his circle of competence and know the boundary

     

    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

    For more information on SES, click here.

    SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity!

    Apply HERE

     

    Contact information
    CompanySES
    AddressChâteau de Betzdorf
    Betzdorf
    Luxembourg
    L-6815
    Emailplease apply online
    Web Pagehttps://www.ses.com


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