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(Senior) Engineer, Spectrum Management and Development EMEA

Requisition Number:  16662
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU The Hague, NL Stockholm, SE Dubai, AE


For this role we are open to different levels of experience.

Depending on your experience, you are supporting or leading from a technical point of view specific GSO and NGSO spectrum activities and frequency coordination matters for the EMEA Region (in-cluding CIS) by supporting/managing the relevant filing process, preparing the filing technical data and performing the relevant technical analysis. You will also propose and support or lead the implementation of coordination strategies with other operators. The role finally includes active participation in the technical work of international bodies like ITU, CEPT, ATU, ASMG, EU to defend SES interests.



Spectrum coordination

  •     Participate to the identification of candidate new orbital slots or bands for spectrum expan-sion capabilities. Support/lead the preparation of the necessary ITU and national administra-tion filings (GSO or NGSO)
  •     Support/lead preparation for and conduct selected coordination meetings for the affected administrations and operators (GSO or NGSO)


Spectrum development and defence at the ITU

  •     Actively participate to the work of the relevant regional regulatory bodies and the ITU espe-cially for the technical activities. Prepare the required technical studies and defend them during the meetings
  •     (Support to) advocate SES positions in ITU and Regional meetings to identify and secure new spectrum as well as to protect existing spectrum;
  •     Depending on experience, you may also:
    •  act as an internal SES coordinator for one of the WRC agenda items that are of in-terest to SES
    • Develop and maintain relationships with regulators and representatives of other com-panies engaged in ITU work
    • Analyse the current regulatory environment, propose strategies for improvement if required, and lead the associated work at regional and ITU levels. Prepare the re-quired input papers


Support Business Development, Sales & Fleet Development activities

  •     Perform study of spectrum assets or regulatory environment for internal projects
  •     Support the development of orbital slots including satellite design within specific regions as requested
  •     Support / manage the translation of spectrum availability and constraints into satellite designs and sales engineering guidelines
  •     Depending on experience, serve as Spectrum lead on satellite design teams as assigned; lead analysis of spectrum rights, define strategy to solidify those rights, and determine what is reasonable for the company to invest in
  •     Support Regulatory in technical analysis required in Regional processes (licensing, rulemak-ing, public consultations …)



  • Good analytical skills and attention to details
  • Good project coordination, diplomatic and interpersonal skills
  • Be a team player
  • Software skills: being able to develop simulations (either by using commercial or in-house ex-isting tools, or by developing them based on Python, Matlab, etc). Some SQL knowledge is desirable
  • Writing and presentation skills: being able to translate complex technical analysis into under-standable documents and presentations
  • Some negotiation and lobbying skills
  • Willingness to learn autonomously
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity for dealing with people from many countries.


  • Hold an internationally recognised engineering qualification (e.g. electronics, radio-frequency or equivalent)
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant post-qualification experience
  • Good understanding of satellite technologies and applications
  • A good understanding of the satellite regulatory environment and the ITU procedures is an asset
  • Fluency in English; the knowledge of other languages of the defined region is considered an additional asset
  • Willingness to travel a significant portion of the time, approximately 30%.


SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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