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Satellite Ground Segment Lead - Skynet


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ Bristol, GB, BS16 1FJ Bristol, GB, BS11 0YA Gloucester, GB, GL51 6SP

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Satellite Ground Segment Lead
Location:              Bristol OR Remote, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available 
Compensation:    Competitive + benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 48167


Build the future


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Satellite Ground Segment Lead at our Ashton House site.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.  


Mission Systems 


The Satellite Ground Segment Lead role is based within our Mission Systems business area.


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


The role


The difference our new Satellite Ground Segment Lead will make


As a Satellite Ground Segment Lead you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Supporting the vital Skynet Service Delivery Organisation to deliver new and modified subsystems across the Satellite Ground Segment RF to IF. Reporting to the Head of Transformation, you’ll also be part of a multi-million pound programme of technology change. This is a fast-paced, challenging role on a significant project.

Day to day, you’ll be responsible for not only defining and delivering work packages for a range of Satellite Ground systems from multiple OEM vendors and partners but also the full Engineering lifecycle from requirements, design, production, test, integration and assurance. You’ll discover, capture and assess the extant design in an architectural model and become the Technical Lead for the Satellite Ground Segment, including the managing of 3rd party suppliers. You’ll represent Babcock at stakeholder meetings, Governance forums, Design Reviews and Readiness Assessment activities.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 1-2 days in the office/onsite and 3-4 days working from home. 


Essential experience


•    Proven experience in the design, implementation and delivery of Satellite Ground systems
•    In-depth knowledge of Systems Engineering processes on large and/or complex engineering projects
•    Demonstratable experience in the defence or telecommunication industry, ideally MILSATCOM but not essential.


What we offer


Generous benefits including:


•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
•    Employee Share Plan
•    Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
•    STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 


For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.





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