SATCOM Operations Support Engineer
Posted on Feb 5, 2020 by LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Under the direction of the SATCOM Operations Manager, but largely under own initiative, the incumbent will perform duties as a SATCOM subject matter expert (SME), assisting both the SATCOM area and projects requiring SME support.
The said duties will include:
*Assisting with the engineering necessary for sustaining operations and maintenance of assigned CIS and associated networks to include network management and control systems and supporting systems throughout their in-service life.
*Contributes to the planning of interfaces/gate ways to SATCOM operating in tactical communications networks and their interoperability.
*Contributes to planning of SATCOM networking in support of changing operational requirements, exercises and crisis management.
*Contributes to studies on depot support rationalization, and rationalization of resources in support of SATCOM systems.
*Manages system and network configurations where applicable.
*Carries out incident and trend analysis and engineering change proposals as necessary, together with fault management.
*Assessment of manpower and O&M budget requirements.
*Issuing the necessary operating and maintenance instructions and procedures.
*Provides technical expertise in screening of CEP for SATCOM and SATCOM-related projects.
*Works in close coordination with system managers for system (network) management.
*Participates in the technical portion of inspections and JFAI as new systems arrive and conducts follow-up actions on the clearance of deficiencies.
A University Degree in Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, or a related discipline with 4 years post related experience, or a Higher Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training in that discipline leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 5 years post related and 2 years function related experience.
It is essential that the incumbent has sound experience in:
*Antenna sub-system including: Radome, feed horn, reflector, pedestal, waveguides, tracking receiver, servo and drive equipment.
*Transmit and receive chains including up and down converters, Low Noise Amplifiers, High Power Amplifiers.
*MODEMs, Electronic Protected Modems (EPMs), Bandwidth Management Equipment (BME), cryptographic equipment, Routers, Switches.
*Computer-assisted Monitor and Control System (M&CS).
*GPS-disciplined Frequency Reference Standards and associated distribution systems.
*AC Power distribution equipment, emergency AC Power generation and associated fuel storage, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
*Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems.
*Digital-Line-of-Sight (DLOS), Fibre Optical cables and other tails systems
*Digital techniques, TCP/IP fundamentals, video transmission principles and telecommunications quality assurance practices.
*Emergency power generating systems.
*The implementation, fielding, and maintenance of modern communications equipment.
*On-line performance, accounting, fault, security and configuration management of digital networks and associated transmission systems.
*Familiarity with related international/commercial/industrial standards.
*Proven ability to communicate effectively orally, using tact and diplomacy, and in writing with good briefing skills.
*Proven ability to manage small projects.