J3255 Satellite Navigation Lead



An experienced Navigation & Systems Engineering Leader to inspire Telespazio VEGA UK’s growing team, developing satellite systems and applications within position, navigation and timing based in our Luton Head Office.


  1. To develop, evolve, and agree with relevant stakeholders, foci for Telespazio’s Satellite Navigation strategy to support business, team, and product growth.
  2. To successfully win funding in line with the Satellite Navigation strategy.
  3. To lead and successfully deliver engineering projects in line with the Satellite Navigation strategy.

Responsibilities / Duties

Duties and main tasks may include but are not limited to:


  1. Refine Telespazio’s Satellite Navigation strategy for UK growth and agree with relevant stakeholders.
    • Refine current strategy in response to changing market conditions, e.g. funding for UK GNSS
    • Represent Telespazio at relevant UK industry meetings including TechUK / UKSpace, UKGNSS, RIN.
    • Work with colleagues in other parts of the business (UK and abroad) and Space Alliance to develop strategic partnering for mutual business benefit.
    • Develop interdependent partnering with relevant UK and foreign companies to win and to deliver UK, European and other business.


  1. To successfully win funding in line with the Satellite Navigation strategy.
    • Seek opportunities where Telespazio can bid and win Satellite Navigation space-related and applications-focused work under ESA, European or UK funding lines.
    • Seek opportunities to bid and win Satellite Navigation applications, product, and services work from commercial or other customers.
    • Lead the Satellite Navigation team to create successful bids, drawing in other support as needed.


  1. To lead and successfully deliver engineering projects in line with the Satellite Navigation strategy.
    • Lead the Satellite Navigation team to deliver relevant engineering projects, on time, on budget, and to an outstanding quality.
    • Manage the Satellite Navigation team, seeking opportunities to grow the team and the capabilities and careers of the team
    • Work with leading UK universities to exploit innovative research in the commercial market


  1. Potential Fields:
  • Downstream application activities may include
    • High accuracy and high integrity GNSS applications in transport
    • Rail applications including moving block signalling as well as less safety-critical applications and services
    • Evolution of current mm-level structural health monitoring product SUMMIT
  • Upstream satellite activities may include
    • Development of GNSS systems and operations for UK or European institutional customers
    • Development of test and validation tools applicable to new GNSS needs.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Recognised or able to rapidly achieve recognition as a leader of Satellite Navigation thinking in the UK.
  • Experience interworking with partner organisations to deliver common goals.
  • Team leadership
  • Experienced networker in Satellite Navigation domain
  • Familiar with UK Space Agency / MoD / ESA processes, bids and contracts
  • Experienced system engineer including
    • GNSS and wider Satellite Navigation systems experience
    • Satellite systems &/or operations experience
  • Awareness of UK GNSS, Galileo, security issues (desirable)
  • Familiar with Rail domain including signalling (desirable)
  • BSc or higher degree in engineering, science, maths or equivalent experience
  • Programming / modelling, particularly GNSS and satellite simulation(desirable)
  • Bid writing experience, preferably including multi-company bids either as Prime or Subcontractor
  • Technical document, specification and report writing

Essential Skills

  • Team leadership; ability to motivate and proactively delegate and manage team and partner organisations.
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity and engender trust in customers and partners
  • Excellent (clear, concise and structured) written and verbal communication in English (engineering topics)
  • Organised & structured way of working
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft office


  • Ability to lead a team effectively in situations that sometimes include high-pressure deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise own and team’s workload effectively
  • Willing to take the initiative to progress agreed strategies
  • Professional, logical and thorough
  • UK National (desirable, for reasons of security clearance on UK national programmes)
  • UK Driving license (desirable)
  • SC Clearance (desirable)

Further Details

All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early.  We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Closing Date for applications is 1st August 2019


Location of the position is Luton, UK.

To apply : Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@telespazio.com

By sending your CV to careers@telespazio.com you give your consent for Telespazio VEGA to hold and process your personal information for the purpose of the application.




In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


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