Telecommunications Satellite Ground Segment Engineer (ESA-ECSAT)

Harwell, United Kingdom (UK), Sapienza Consulting [TTG180]

Field(s) of expertise
Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a Serco company, is recruiting a Telecommunications Satellite Ground Segment Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ECSAT).

Sapienza has been a partner of ESA for almost 30 years, and we pride ourselves in supporting a wide range of missions including Galileo, MTG, Copernicus and ExoMars. Our team is international with activities across the U.K., the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.


  • The initiation, monitoring and controlling, in collaboration with the Procurement and other relevant ESA Departments, development activities for the satellite communication market.
  • Reporting regularly on the progress, status, schedule and outcome of managed activities, including realistic forecasting of milestone-completion dates.
  • The identification and definition of needs for future satellite communication systems and services.
  • Satellite Communication Projects implemented in the Directorate when required.
  • Coordination with internal ESA stakeholders as required.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in supervising technology and product development activities carried out by industry for satellite communication applications.
  • ESA and industrial development, verification and procurement processes are considered an asset.
  • Ground segment satcom market and system architectures.
  • 5G/6G, Optical communication and/or security and safety.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in UK.

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