Satellite Operations Engineer – Glasgow – AAC Clyde Space – Glasgow

AAC Clyde Space

About this Satellite Operations Engineer role:

The role is for a proactive, technically minded engineer to improve and expand our satellite operations activities. This will involve supporting the design of mission-specific ground segments, preparing operation plans, developing procedures & tools and leading pre-launch and in-orbit operation phases. The role also involves on-call assignment and out of hours working, ensuring delivery of projects to cost, quality, safety and time parameters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the business by effectively performing structured work assignments and to support problem-solving for non-routine issues
  • Deliver work tasks and assignments in accordance to required standards and compliance requirements
  • Driving design of mission specific ground segment systems for service and data delivery
  • Deliver satellite communications through involvement in satellite design and test lifecycle stage, along with ownership of commissioning and nominal operations phases
  • Take ownership of satellite operations work packages for specific projects, managing own time to complete required work
  • Analyse data and investigate in-orbit anomalies
  • Developing documentation, designs and processes in according to regulations and licence requirements
  • Generation of non-conformance reports (NCRs) and Engineering Change Notes (ECNs)
  • Support the engineering teams as per required
  • Skills required:

  • A relevant degree or equivalent in experience
  • Demonstrated industry experience in a similar environment
  • Ability to effectively diagnose and debug problems with existing or new software
  • Technical report and procedure writing to a high standard
  • Can work independently as well as ability to effectively collaborate within cross cultural teams
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience in high pressure and dynamic work environment
  • Uses drive and initiative to work towards finding solutions
  • Customer stakeholder management and focused with basic commercial understanding
  • Ability to make technical decisions with a systems mindset
  • Ability to organise self and prioritise workload in dynamic environment and with tight deadlines
  • Proficient in English, both verbally and written.
  • Competent IT skills and with Microsoft software
  • Skills desired:

  • Knowledge of space mission analysis, RF principles and satellite design
  • Experience of programming in Python
  • Experience of RF / DSP engineering applied to space communications
  • Experience with space mission regulatory environment (ITU filings, insurances…)
  • Experience of testing or operating a satellite at system/mission level
  • Experience with constellation management

    AAC Clyde Space, a leading New Space company, specialises in small satellite technologies and services that enable businesses, governments, and educational organisations to access high-quality, timely data from space. This data has a vast range of applications, from weather forecasting to precision farming to environmental monitoring, and is essential to improving our quality of life on Earth.

    Our growing capabilities bring together three divisions:

  • – delivering data from space directly to customers
  • Space missions – turnkey solutions that empower customers to streamline their space missions
  • Horizon Technologies, Orbcomm, NSLComm, OHB Sweden, Intuitive Machines, Orbital Micro Systems, the United States Airforce Academy, UK Space Agency, European Space Agency and NASA.

    AAC Clyde Space’s main operations are located in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.

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