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Telesat: Rf/Antenna Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted July 19, 2021.

About UsBacked by a 50-year legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators.

Telesat works collaboratively with its customers to deliver critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges, providing powerful advantages that improve their operations and drive growth.In addition to our state-of-the-art global, geostationary satellite fleet, Telesat LEO, our Low Earth Orbit network scheduled to begin service in 2022, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds.Telesat also provides industry-leading technical consultation and support services to satellite operators, insurers and other industry stakeholders around the globe.Privately held and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc.


For more information, visit www.Telesat.Com.PURPOSE OF JOB:Be a lead technical authority for LEO Landing Station antenna and RF systems; Support LEO Systems Engineering in analysis and modelling of antenna operational performance in the Telesat LEO Constellation; Work with otherLEO technical authorities to ensure the Landing Station antenna and RF are optimized to meet overall LEO system requirements; Manage technical relationships with multiple antenna and RF suppliers; Planning, support and execution of over the air antenna validation tests; Implement and bring into operation LEO Landing Station antenna and RF systems; MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop technical requirements for Telesat LEO Constellation Landing Station antenna technology; Work with systems engineers to evaluate link budgets in order to derive earth station requirements and make systems design trade recommendations; Support the definition and evaluation of antenna and RF requirements; Evaluate vendorproposals for performance, reliability and manufacturability; Propose modifications and/or designs for antenna and RF systems and sub-systems to achieve required cost, performance and reliability targets; Work with antenna and RF suppliers to develop and execute test plans and procedures; Implement, test, validate and commission Landing Station antenna systems; Develop operation and maintenance procedures for Landing Station antenna system; Lead ad hoc engineering team(s) to evaluate antenna and RF technologies and products; Perform other duties as required.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREDB.Eng.

(Electrical or Physics); Minimum of 5 years’ experience in satellite terminal and/or satellite system design.Specialized Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExtensive knowledge and experience with tracking reflector systems and other antenna technology at Ka band for large capacity NGSO earth stations; Extensive knowledge and experience with RF equipment including multi-carrier operation at Ka-band, satellite carrier setup and commissioning; Knowledge and experience with TTAC antenna operations; Experience withintegration of antennas, RF, baseband and control systems; Experience using testing equipment and simulators; Experience developing procurement requirements; Experience developing and executing acceptance testing plans and procedures; Knowledge of satellite modems and hub technology performance; Understanding of physical layer communication protocols for satellite communications; Familiarity with regulatory requirements related to antenna transmissions; Ability to summarize complex problems, solutions and recommendations; Excellent ability to make design trades between performance, cost, power consumption, etc.Fluent in English, written and oral.Travel, support of projects across multiple time zones and other project requirements may require overtime; Occasional international travel may be required; therefore, candidates will need to provide proof that they have no national/international travel or visa restrictions; DECISION MAKING & SUPERVISION:Decision MakingDevelops and recommends solutions related to design, testing, acceptance and operation of antenna and RF systems; Make decisions about task priorities as required as a project technical lead.Supervision ExercisedThere is no direct reporting staff but this role is expected to lead multidisciplinary project teams and/or provide technical assistance or guidance toother engineers or specialists; Supervision of suppliers/contractor during supplier facing activities.The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP).