Future Programmes Officer - Satellites

  • Category
    Engineering - Aeronautical / Aerospace
  • Location
    Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Salary
  • External Reference
    JN-022021-168374
  • OrganizationType
    Engineering

Future Programmes Officer - Satellite
Location: Harwell
Employment : Permanent
Salary and benefits: Competitive Corporate Package

My client, the leader in Space exploration, are looking to employ an experienced Future Programmes Officer, to join them on a permanent basis to promote the use of satellites and attract stakeholders to collaborate with them, in implementing and demonstrating integrated end-to-end systems and services. in their new facility in Harwell Science, Innovation and Business Campus in Oxfordshire.

Specific tasks to be performed:
The successful candidate will assist in providing strategic guidance to the business development activities in preparation of future market-oriented programme proposal.
They will aid the Head of Office with various tasks for the Director, related to strategic topics and as such, the Future Programmes Officer will be involved in and support the following activities:

*Provide technical, financial and business plan analysis of market opportunities, evaluate potential programme action and make recommendations with the objective of ensuring long term growth of related ESA programmes in a commercial setting, including in institutional markets and in the digital economy beyond space.
*Ensure close cooperation across the Directorate for the creation of future strategic programme lines, next generation telecom space systems and innovative financing solutions.
*Support the initiation of new TIA programme proposals.
*Coordinate the contributions of the Directorate to the Agency's transversal activities.
*Participate to the elaboration of documents of strategic nature and of coordinated programme proposals in collaboration with other Directorates.
*Support the relationship and the negotiations of agreements with European Union, national institutions and industry.
*Contribute to the market intelligence and strategic communications activities of the Office.
*Provide unbiased programmatic expertise on on-going and planned activities.
*Identifying and justifying selected business partners to focus on using key criteria of relevance and impact for industry competitiveness and introduction of innovation;
*Analysing opportunities with the selected business partners, in some of the focus areas identified in business exploration (5G, satellite constellations, artificial intelligence).
*Assess business, technological and operational requirements of SatCom networks and their integration with terrestrial wired and wireless networks in an end-to-end system context, with the aim of attracting and acquiring new partners.
*Prepare action plans and development of roadmaps in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders.
*Promote the use of satellites and attract stakeholders to collaborate with, implementing and demonstrating integrated end-to-end 5G systems and services.
*Monitoring and assessing the need and commercial potential for future satellite telecommunication missions and systems.
*Exploratory meetings with potential industrial companies and with prospective partners.

To successfully perform the role, the following background / experience is required:
*Master's Degree in Engineering or physics or equivalent qualification.
*Business or marketing degree (MBA or other relevant qualification).
*Expertise in and knowledge of business development in the European and international commercial space sector, including in institutional markets, and/or digital economy.
*Experience in change processes by adoption of new processes, opportunity management, investment schemes.
*Familiar with driving strategic engagement through international business partnerships between space, telecom or media and vertical markets (e.g. transport, energy, health, government, security).
*Broader business thinking, relationship management, ambassadorship, innovation and creativity.
*Significant experience in business development in a senior position in the space sector or in the digital economy is required.
*Significant demonstrated industrial experience in satellite telecommunication systems or cellular telecommunication systems, or other relevant technical fields (e.g. AI).
*Significant demonstrated design, including substantial experience in satellite payload, platform or telecommunication end to-end system engineering.
*Technical excellence.
*Ability to interact at top management levels with potential new business partners.
*Fluent in English; knowledge of another European language is an asset.
*Ability to obtain a personal security clearance might be required.


It is expected that the support will be provided predominantly on-site (Harwell UK), an initial training period in, Noordwijk (NL) of maximum 3 months might be required; and regular travel for the purpose of supporting meetings and reviews.

If you hold relevant experience and ability to excel at this role then please respond immediately with your latest CV.
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