Satellite Lead Systems Engineer

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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?


As a Satellite Lead Systems Engineer you would take the technical lead of the project’s system/subsystem technical 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 be the overall technical lead of the project in close liaison with the Project Manager.


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

  • Working experience (min 10 years) in satellite systems engineering is an absolute pre-requisite, as well as (min 5 years) in the role of Technical Lead.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Ability to clearly define approaches and objectives.

  • Good communication skills at all levels.

  • Enthusiastic result-oriented team player.


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!

‘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.’

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

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Location: Kruibeke - Belgium

Hogenakkerhoekstraat 9
9150 Kruibeke

Tel:+32 (0)3 250 14 14


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