System Engineer (EUSPA)

Europe, , Serco Europe [9558]

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 a System Engineer for multiple locations in Europe: Prague (Czech Republic), Madrid (Spain), Noordwijk (the Netherlands), 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 is foreseen.


  • Provide mission analyses and technical assessments related to evolutions’ proposal for infrastructure and services, including support to the establishment of technical orientations (mission, services, system).
  • Preparation of decision file which will lead to decision on mission and service baseline for next generation of European space programme Systems. Decision file will include necessary documents to support a well-informed decision, such as Technical Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Risk Analysis or Impact Assessment.
  • Support to the definition of the operation/service and operability requirements. Definition of concept of operation.
  • Support in the frame of the EU R&D activities related to European space programmes, for which support may be required to define activities, evaluate proposals/tenders and follow up projects, addressing mission and service definition, service demonstrators and test beds, prototypes, feasibility and preliminary architecture.
  • Support the assessment of the security baseline for system evolutions and flow down the Mission High Level Definition and Mission Security requirements within SPRDs and derived documentation.
  • Perform interoperability activities, such as the elaboration of system design solutions and system impact analyses on the compatibility and inter-operability of the programme with other satellite navigation systems.
  • Prepare proposals for new and updated mission and service requirements.


  • Master degree in Space Engineering.

Mandatory experience required

  • From 2 to 10 years of relevant  experience in ground segment or system engineering experience in the space industry.
  • Experience in GNSS in particular on Galileo and EGNOS is a strong asset.
  • Experience with European Space Programmes (Copernicus, Galileo , Space Doman awareness or Govsatcom).
  • Experience with COMSEC items and PRS information is a strong asset.
  • Experience with DOORS is a Plus.
  • Availability to go on missions.

Additional Notes:

  • EU citizen.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • SECRET UE/EU SECRET Security Clearance is mandatory.


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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