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SATCOM Operations Support Engineer

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 by LA International Computer Consultants Ltd

Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
1 Apr 2020
€70 - €80 Hourly

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.

Reference: 838670553

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