Spacecraft Controller


Direct Entry Job Permanent Corsham, UK

Uploaded 23 Mar 2021

Job Description

Hawthorn, outside of Corsham in Wiltshire is 1 of 3 operational sites that provide continual support to the Skynet fleet of spacecraft. From here, Serco support our customer and the MOD in delivering the UK’s military satellite communications network.

Within this team, we are currently recruiting for a Spacecraft Controller, who will work within a shift-based team in monitoring and controlling the Skynet constellation of geo-spacecraft while in orbit.

Person Specification

What you need to do the job:

This role is open to those currently employed within Satellite Communications, as well as University graduates with a qualification in a related subject such as Aerospace Engineering, Satellite Communications, Telecommunications, Physics, Mechanical / Electrical Engineering etc. Along with a passion and proven interest in Space is crucial in allowing the correct individual to learn and develop into the role.

Candidates must also be adaptable, self-disciplined and able to work in a calm and correct manner under conditions of stress. The position requires working a shift rota including nights and weekends; candidates must be able to fit in well within a small operations team.