SATCOM Engineer, Strategic Programmes

United Kingdom, United Kingdom (UK), Sapienza Consulting [TM - 1921]

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

About this job

As an experience SATCOM Engineer, you will act as technical expert in satellite communications during the mobilisation of a UK MOD Satellite Communications Programme.

You will identify, capture and develop requirements, review the current services in place, support the procurement activity (RFI/RFPs/RFQs) of new services and produce the necessary technical documentation for programme delivery and implementation.


  • Carry out mobilisation tasks under the direction of the Capacity Manager in accordance with the Mobilisation Plan
  • Review existing systems, process and procedure in place for all SATCOM-related services
  • Assist in the capture and/or management of Customer and derived requirements, decomposition and assignment or requirements to appropriate functional areas or responsibility
  • Develop end-to-end satellite communication systems design and solutions that encompass the satellite space segment, anchoring, colocation and terrestrial backhaul based on each specific Customer’s needs
  • Develop and present technical documentation to support Customer and stakeholder technical reviews
  • Build up the necessary documentation to assist the procurement process (e.g. writing of statements of work)
  • Serve as subject matter expert in all aspects of satellite communication services and networking
  • Develops satellite link budgets and link budget analysis
  • Conduct system engineering evaluation of SATCOM solutions and evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services
  • Knowledge of engineering design, development, integration, installation, operations, and maintenance of SATCOM system into network architectures
  • Development of hand-over and training documentation to support continuity of knowledge transfer
  • Contribute to review and update relevant processes for procurement and management of SATCOM capacity.


  • 7 years’ minimum experience within a SATCOM Engineering role within commercial / defence environment
  • Educated to degree level in Engineering/Communications or a related discipline
  • A broad technical understanding of satellite communications networks and their end-to-end operation
  • Experience in communications engineering, specialising in satellite communications and network analysis
  • Practical hands-on experience, experience in troubleshooting, knowledge or IP & networking.
  • Experience in formal technical documentations in either telecommunication, data communications or network engineering
  • Strong attention to details
  • Experience in engineering design concepts along with basic understanding of the engineering practices and procedures requirements to develop, test and deploy systems
  • Must be able to achieve SC

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