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Satellite Systems Engineer

Date: 06-Aug-2022

Location: Kruibeke, East Flanders, BE

Company: QinetiQ


Vacancy ‘Satellite Systems Engineer’


From our sites in Belgium and the UK, QinetiQ enables the most demanding space missions. As one of the largest and most respected global science and technology organisations, we are constantly breaking new ground in the application of cutting-edge technology in the space sector. We deliver pioneering solutions and are successfully transferring our expertise into pushing the boundaries of space. Why don’t you team up with us and help us seize the opportunities of tomorrow?


Job description

As a Satellite Systems Engineer you would take the technical lead of the project’s system/subsystem aspects over the entire lifecycle. It starts by understanding the customer technical requirements, translating them into design and development requirements, and ensuring a proper requirement follow-up and traceability. You would have to steer and follow-up on the design/development team from conceptual design to detailed implementation.
Other required tasks would be checking for the overall technical coherence, supporting the project team during technical reviews, and coordinating and participating in system/subsystem level functional and performance test campaigns. Finally, you would also have to
perform system/subsystem level assessments/analyses.



Desired skills/ experience/ knowledge

  • Master’s degree, preferably in space studies, engineering, electromechanics, mechatronics or equivalent.

  • Working experience (min 3 years) in space systems engineering is an absolute pre-requisite

  • Fluency in English.

  • Ability to clearly define approaches and objectives.

  • Good communication skills at all levels.

  • Enthusiastic result-oriented team player.



Please bear in mind that our company is bound by ITAR regulations, restricting candidates from certain countries or holders of double nationalities.


You’ll not only get to work in a well-known space company offering flexibility, work-life balance, and an open and friendly working environment, but you will also become one of the privileged engineers that can say some of the hardware they helped built is actually orbiting the Earth!



Hogenakkerhoekstraat 9
9150 Kruibeke, Belgium




Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  
Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 


About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.