This position is now filled

30 April 2014: National Space Centre has a vacancy for a Groundstation Operations  Management Trainee to join our team.

This position will best suit a motivated, bright individual with a background in mechanical engineering and an interest in progressing to management level.  Applications to before 16th May 2014.

The successful candidate will work with the Chief Technical Officer within the Engineering Department, with a view to managing day to day operations after an initial training period.  It is envisaged that the successful candidate  will have eventual responsibility for management of and reporting in a range of areas including:

  • Scheduling maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting on technical systems including satellite antennas, server equipment,  UPS and diesel generators.
  • Management, design, implementation and documentation of systems, procedures and processes in conjunction with CTO.
  • Day to day facility management.
  • Ensuring day to day smooth running of technical functions.
  • Management of 24×7 on-call Rota and participation in Emergency interventions.

Ideal Qualifications Required

  • Level 7 or 8 in Engineering: Consideration will be given to suitable candidates with qualification in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Networks Engineering or Facilities Management.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 2 years work experience.
  • Basic understanding of Electrical Power Systems is  an advantage.
  • Cisco CCNA, similar certification or related experience is an additional advantage.

Other skill and Qualities. Candidates must demonstrate:

  • An ability to self motivate and remain calm under pressure.
  • An ablity to work with colleagues and deal with clients and contracters with confidence.
  • Have an interest in learning and a willingness to learn on the job.
  • Excellent office IT skills with at minimum basic CAD skills.
  • Good communication skills, a flexible and positive approach to work and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
  • Own transport is essential.

Training will consist of external Management training and formal and informal on the job learning.