Space Segment Lead (A2ZD16748)
at UKSA , London

Location: London

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £1000 Ltd

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: Space Segment Lead
CV Submission Deadline: Tuesday 10th September @ 12.00
Location: London
Duration: until 31/03/2020
Daily Rate: Up to £1000 Ltd
Security Clearance: SC
IR35 IN/OUT Scope: Out of Scope


Key Tasks and Deliverables:

The System Segment Lead, reporting to the Chief System Engineer, will be responsible for the technical delivery of the system architecture, ensuring the System Engineering Support Contractor is performing and delivering the required tasks, directing them as required, ensuring that all segments are brought together correctly and coherently including Ground Control Segment, Space Segment, Launch activities and system level interfacing and specifications. In addition, the system segment lead is expected to have a role in technical risk management and to oversee any technical aspects of the architecture including the development of system and sub-system engineering test beds.

There will be close working relationships with the Technical Director, Chief System Engineer, Chief System Architect and other segment leads as well as the Technical Design Authority.

High Level responsibilities/deliverables

Technical oversight of UK GNSS System Level activities, reporting to Chief System Engineer or Technical Director (GNSS)(TBD)

Ensuring effective integration across space, ground, operations, and system segment activities and products; hardware and software

Coordinating system integration requirements

Applying lessons learned from similar space architecture system efforts to ensure successful definition, planning and development

Interacting and collaborating with contractor(s) and government leads to ensure that all system level interface requirements are consistent

Supporting the UK GNSS programme to define, capture, and maintain the system level technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the EDDP and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes.

Developing, documenting, executing, integrating and evolving engineering processes as required to support the design and development of the system segment within the EDDP

Support to preparation of ITTs and other relevant technical documentation

Developing briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of UK GNSS EDDP

Experience Required:

Active SC clearance

Knowledge of GNSS theory and practice

5+ years of demonstrated engineering experience within space, ground, operations or sustainment segments of a space programme, preferably GNSS

[Ideally] Experience of leading open architecture system development efforts throughout the entire systems engineering lifecycle

Experience, knowledge and understanding of the Enterprise Architect and DOORS tools

Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.

Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.

Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as organisational skills.

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent is required in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Physics, or similar.