Spacecraft Operations Engineer - KSA National (Talent Pool)

Job Req ID:  292484
Posting Start Date:  24 Jun 2024

Riyadh, SA

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Spacecraft Operations Engineer – Saudi Nationals (Talent Pool)
Make a difference every day 


We are a multinational organisation with a global team of 50,000 colleagues. In the Middle East we operate in the Transport, Defence & Advisory sectors, delivering services in Asset Management, Customer Experience, Fire & Rescue and Air Navigation Services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services to fulfil our purpose to impact a better future by "Bringing National Visions to Life".  
Your Opportunity  

Are you looking to explore your career in space? Excited at the prospect of operating real spacecraft or unleashing the power of satellite data? to work in world-leading international space facilities, supporting major space programmes? Look no further! Serco Middle East are proud to welcome talent pool applications in Saudi Arabia.


As a Spacecraft Operations Engineer, you will play a vital role in the planning, execution, and monitoring of spacecraft operations for various missions. You will work closely with experienced engineers and operations teams to ensure the successful operation of spacecraft and the achievement of mission objectives.


You’ll take on real challenges supporting the growth of our space division, be immersed in an international setting, work with inspiring leaders across the space sector, and gain the skills, experience, and commercial insight to set you on the path of fulfilling your career in an exciting industry that is set to boom in Saudi Arabia.


Join us to make a difference every day.


Key Accountabilities

  • Spacecraft Operations Planning: Contribute to the planning and scheduling of spacecraft operations activities, including mission timelines, payload operations, and ground station scheduling. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure operational requirements are met.
  • Command and Control: Assist in the commanding and monitoring of spacecraft, ensuring proper configuration, telemetry reception, and health monitoring. Collaborate with ground station operators and engineers to ensure the integrity and reliability of communication links.
  • Anomaly Detection and Resolution: Support the detection, analysis, and resolution of spacecraft anomalies or malfunctions. Collaborate with operations teams to investigate anomalies, troubleshoot issues, and implement corrective actions.
  • Telemetry Analysis and Monitoring: Assist in the analysis and interpretation of spacecraft telemetry data to assess spacecraft health, performance, and compliance with mission objectives. Monitor telemetry trends, conduct data quality checks, and identify potential issues.
  • Operational Procedures Development: Contribute to the development and maintenance of operational procedures, checklists, and guidelines. Ensure compliance with established procedures and best practices for spacecraft operations.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Analyse spacecraft data, including telemetry, sensor readings, and payload data, to extract meaningful insights, assess performance, and support mission objectives. Prepare technical reports and presentations summarising operational activities and findings.


Specific Requirements

  • Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field management
  • Spacecraft Operations Knowledge: Understanding of spacecraft subsystems, operational concepts, and spacecraft mission phases (launch, commissioning, routine operations). Familiarity with operational procedures, telemetry analysis, and anomaly resolution. Experience with data analysis tools such as MATLAB, Python, or similar is advantageous.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic to effectively communicate with team members and stakeholders in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and present technical information. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and contribute to team goals.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to identify and resolve technical challenges related to spacecraft operations. Ability to think critically and make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Adaptability: Willingness to adapt to changing operational requirements, work in dynamic environments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Flexibility to work on a rotational shift basis, as required for spacecraft operations.
  • Passion for Space Exploration: Demonstrate interest and passion for space exploration, satellite technology, and spacecraft operations. Involvement in extracurricular activities or personal projects related to space engineering and operations is beneficial.


What’s in it for you? 

At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes: 

  • Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing 
  • We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards 
  • We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones 
  • We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture 
  • We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health. 
  • As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally. 


Join Us 

At Serco, we believe there is a place here for everyone. A place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day. Our workplace culture is one that embraces diversity and fosters equity, respect, and belonging for every individual. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive environment that proudly celebrates the perspectives and backgrounds that each of our employees bring to work every day. 


Join Serco and be part of a values-driven organization that invests in the development and well-being of its employees and offers a rewarding and fulfilling career. 

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