GNSS Operators

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [N/A]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Telecommunications Engineering
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About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

We are seeking GNSS Operators to work within the Galileo Reference Centre in the Netherlands.  The GNSS Operators are responsible for actioning the planned activities as per the short-term plans. Work to be performed at the GRC in Noordwijk.

Galileo is an autonomous European satellite radio navigation system which is interoperable with other existing GNSS systems, in particular the Global Positioning System (GPS). Galileo provides a number of services through a combination of capabilities of the core system components (GCS/GMS/SSEG) and interfacing entities: Support Facilities, Service Facilities, and External Entities.


The incumbent will be able to perform at least the following operations:

  • Routine generation of GRC reference products;
  • Routine operation of the Precise Time Reference;
  • Galileo SIS and health status monitoring;
  • Galileo on-board clock monitoring;
  • Galileo Services monitoring;
  • Real time monitoring;
  • Multi-GNSS reference data output generation and Performance Monitoring;
  • Data management for RIMS stations, EDAS data, and SBAS networks;
  • Generation and provision of core metrics and statistics;
  • Collection and provision of metrics and data related to feared events;
  • EGNOS and other SBAS monitoring;
  • Cross-checking and validation monitoring;
  • Galileo NAGU Cross-check Infrastructure Operations;
  • Galileo Data Cross-check Operations;
  • Performance Investigation Operations;
  • Operations and System Maintenance and Upgrade
  • Data retrieval for EWS, SAR, CIP and GNSS Prediction and monitoring;
  • ARAIM monitoring;
  • Performance at user domain monitoring;
  • Feared events monitoring;
  • Ionosphere monitoring;
  • Provision of necessary data relevant for the user segments, certification support activities, and taskforces, such as, Aviation (EASA, EuroControl), Maritime (EMSA), Rail (ERA), Receiver and Service Certification, IGMA Taskforce, GRC secondary functions;
  • Service volume analysis;
  • Campaign-based analysis;
  • Automation of routine data management and retrieval from Galileo and EGNOS Cooperating Countries;
  • Provide support to investigations where required;
  • Data management and archiving
  • Support to the nominal operations short-mid-long term planning
  • Produce and maintain the documentation required for the GRC operations
  • Regularly monitoring of performance of the operational equipment and report any deviation from the nominal values as defined in the operations procedures.
  • Carry out experimentation and support requests activities as agreed as part of the weekly coordination meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace, telecommunication, geodetic, computer science or related.
  • At least three years of experience in any of the following areas: GNSS, SBAS systems, Linux commanding, Hands on Operations in satellite-based systems.
  • The following experience will be considered an additional value: GNSS receivers, antennas and RF cable, SAR, EWS
  • Fluent in English


Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • Support provided on relocation – Information available upon request.
  • Company Events.

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