Senior Earth Observation Specialist


The Satellite Applications Catapult is in a unique position ranging across different markets looking at ways how to bring satellite technology to every-day life. We are at the forefront of innovation and as our new Senior Earth Observation Specialist you will be a key member of the Geospatial Intelligence team furthering the exploitation of data from remote sensing satellites. The role involves close engagement in cutting-edge development projects and activities at the forefront of satellite technologies. This can be anything from scientific research through to commercial productisation, from collaborative development to thematic workshop organisation. Whilst this is not a hands-on technical role, your technical expertise will be key to your success and it is paramount you have strong background in a similar EO role.

Why us? It is a great opportunity to work in a stimulating, passionate environment and accelerating your career with unique, across industry experience, both in the UK and abroad. You will work with projects tackling real-life challenges and establishing UK as a leader in Global Space Industry and to top it up, we offer competitive salaries with excellent benefits including, but not limited to, Private Medical, excellent Pension and bonus system.

Is this for you? Yes, if you have a strong academic background with excellent knowledge of remote sensing or you are a remote sensing technical expert looking at your next step. You most definitely have strong passion for the industry, thrive to grow and develop and have the ability to motivate teams and deliver complex technical results to large consortium projects. Whilst a MSc is not a must, BSc in a relevant field alongside with strong industrial experience is. You will also be familiar with the strategy around programmes with Innovate UK and/or ESA. Importantly, you feel at home in R&D environment and have direct experience with proposal development and working in partnership/consortia settings.

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Ready to go? Send your CV to our Recruitment Coordinator, Piret –! Not too sure yet? Call/text Piret on 07557145062 for a more details.

For more on what we do and what it’s like get in touch with our resourcing team.

Quick facts:

This is a permanent role directly with Satellite Applications Catapult. We are based in Harwell with great public transport connections from all of Oxfordshire as well as London. We offer competitive salaries with annual reviews, end of a financial year bonus, 28 days of annual leave plus all your bank holidays paid for as an extra. Our pension scheme is competitive with a maximum of 10% contribution from us if you put in 5% and to top it all off, we have a private medical insurance as a benefit in kind. We work in a collaborative engaging way and believe in empowering our people, after all, you are our greatest asset! It is important to note; this role may require occasional international travel.

This is an exceptional opportunity If you want to be part of an energetic and creative team, involved in the creation of industry leading technology and products and we cannot wait to hear from you!

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