Satellite Communications System Consultant

London, United Kingdom (UK), Sapienza Consulting [NSSRE2E01]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

Our client is at the forefront of innovation in the satellite communications industry and are able to offer expertise to design, develop and operate state-of-the-art solutions and systems, world-wide.
Their portfolio of services and technology know-how covers the entire spectrum of any satellite communication project, from market opportunity sizing and end-user requirements down to ground network development, commissioning, and operations. 
We are seeking a Satellite Communications System Consultant who will support both pre-sales and delivery activities of secure satellite communications solutions for the Government Supply Chain. 
This position will be based on-site with our client’s customer in London.


• Development of secure IP data and packet switch communications systems solutions supporting both pre-sales activities and Satcom communications projects delivered to Government Customers.
• Specification of secure satellite communications systems architecture for current and next generation Satellite Networks.
• Development of assurance case material including Verification, Validation and Test documentation for terrestrial and mobile IP data and voice Satcom networks and services.
• Development of high-quality practical solution material which meets ESA and Defence Assurance and Quality Standards.
• Providing practical advice to Government customers on Satcom network issues.
• Specification and policing of SLAs and associated KPIs for the delivery of Voice and Data Communications Services
• Attend, and constructively contribute and articulate appropriately Satcom network solutions to Government clients or Government Suppliers.
• Technical Lead or working within a talented engineering project team to deliver solutions.
• Conducting Satcom System Solution Specification, Development and Assurance within Agile, Waterfall or hybrid environment using a Model Based System Engineering Approach.


• Experience of working as an integral part of a highly focused team.
• Track record of taking full responsibility for the delivery of critical deliverables and tasks.
• Evidence of being able to develop practical technical Satcom solutions whilst working within tight timescale and budgetary constraints.
• Proven ability to produce clear, concise, and unambiguous documentation at both summary and detailed level.
• Systematic and thorough approach to Systems and Network Engineering using industry standards.
• Good customer-facing and communication skills with ability to produce and present clear, concise, and unambiguous presentations to customers and internal engineering teams.
• Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g., Electronics, communications). Equivalent qualifications and/or experience may be considered as an alternative.
• UK national (due to potential sensitivity of work to be undertaken) who has been previously Security Cleared or has current Security Clearance.
• 10 years of experience of developing network and service solutions for terrestrial, mobile or satellite communications sector with at least 3 years’ experience of developing voice solutions
• Proven demonstration of applying Systems Engineering Assurance processes practically to the overall system lifecycle.
• Ability to understand telecommunication service management and delivery processes using appropriate frameworks.
• Knowledge of network resource planning and delivery of communications services over satellite networks
• Experience and knowledge of security architecture design principles and their application to system design
• Ability to write clear and concise specification network documentation supporting high quality technical proposals or delivery of systems often at short notice.
• Demonstrable experience with definition of SLAs and measurement of KPIs associated with voice and data networks and Over-The-Top services.
• Demonstrable experience in working within a government environment, especially working to defence standards and understanding of associated terminology.
• Already Security Cleared
• Experience in specification or development of terrestrial, mobile or Satcom Circuit Switched Voice networks
• Experience of using SySML and MBSE to deliver system artefacts and documentation for key design reviews.
• Either eTOM or ITIL Service Delivery Framework experience.
• Experience of secure satellite communications networks operating in stressed environments.
• Technical Experience in ground/space networks for UK or other Government Satcom projects from either client or supply side
• Experience with Network and Service Management technologies used to provision and assure data and voice networks/services.
• Experience with requirements management tools, especially DOORs for specification of Requirements.
• Experience with 5G or free space optical networks.

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