Ground Segment Engineer (EUSPA)

France, Serco Europe [\]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

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.

For our client, European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), we are looking for multiple Ground Segment Engineers for multiple locations in Europe: Prague (Czech Republic), Madrid (Spain), Noordwijk (the Netherlands), Fucino (Italy) and Toulouse (France).

Please note that this role provides a 1 year  support contract starting from 01/02/2024.

The activities below will include frequent access to EUSPA classified security areas and systems and will require the candidate to have a Security Clearance. Meetings to other EUSPA premises in Europe are foreseen.


  • Support to design and development of Ground segment evolutions.
  • Review of the technical documentation for the ground segment level activities and ensure consistency with system level documentation.
  • Interface with industrial and/or institutional player and service operator for aspects related to operability improvements to be injected in future industrial contract amendments.
  • Participate to the ground segment evolutions development reviews and CCB relevant to the tasks under her/his responsibility.
  • Participate to the segment evolutions development reviews and CCB relevant to the tasks under her/his responsibility.
  • Review of the technical documentation generated by technical assistance (SETA) team for aspects related to segment.
  • Support the qualification/acceptance reviews of new releases of the Ground Segment up to services roll-out.
  • Analyse CR/CCN relevant to ground segment and support CCBs.
  • Contribute to the analysis of anomalies raised by the service operator and participate to the relevant anomaly review boards (UNCLA and CLA) for aspects related to ground segment.
  • Support the preparation of requirements, launch, and management of the procurements for the ground infrastructure.
  • Support the assessment of the performance of the ground infrastructure industrial contractors, through the review of the relevant KPIs and deliverables, and propose actions and improvements to address issues and opportunities.
  • Prepare and support the development and deployment of ground infrastructure related to additional EU space programme components.
  • Support requirements engineering performed at system level.
  • Support maintenance of system architecture diagrams managed at system level.


  • Master degree in Space Engineering.


  • From 2 to 10 years of relevant experience in ground segment design and development in the space industry .
  • Experience in GNSS in particular on Galileo and EGNOS is a strong asset.
  • Experience with COMSEC items and PRS information is a strong asset.
  • Experience with DOORS is a Plus.
  • Availability to go on missions.


  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • SECRET UE/EU SECRET Security Clearance is mandatory.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.


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.
  • Comprehensive package of benefits offered by the company.
  • Assistance with relocation can be provided, details available upon request.
  • Engaging company events to foster team spirit.
  • Company contribution towards a pension scheme.

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