Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 16 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite which is the start of Telesat’s planned advanced global LEO satellite constellation that will offer ultra-low latency, extremely high throughput, affordable broadband services. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).
The Program Manager, Landing Stations, LEO will develop and manage requirements, specifications and statement-of-work documentation in relation to the LEO Landing Station deployment plan. Develop and maintain many individual schedules and resource plans rolling up into a master plan and resource plan. They will identify and track, on a continuous basis, gating and at-risk activities plus action plans to avoid the activities becoming critical issues. They will also work with the Engineering, Regulatory, Business Development and Network Services teams at Telesat to understand the requirements for effective deployment and cost-effective long-term operation of Landing Stations and related ground infrastructure. As well as work with Telesat Engineering, Network Services, Legal and Contracts teams to support preparation of partnership, supply, deployment, and maintenance agreements with selected vendors.
How You Will Contribute:
- Own, document and maintain the Landing Station deployment plan in close coordination with the Telesat LEO team
- Develop required documentation for proper management and execution of the deployment plans
- Participate to the definition of deployment plans with vendors and suppliers; assess supplier technologies and approaches; and report progress on a regular basis, highlighting issues and challenges and alerting LEO program management regarding items that need additional attention
- Track supplier progress on a continuous basis to ensure timely and compliant execution and, if required, implement corrective action plans to prevent the overall schedule becoming compromised
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- B. Sc. Engineering and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in satellite communication with emphasis on satellite earth stations
- Solid work experience managing international infrastructure and technology deployments
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art modem, RF, electronics and antenna technologies
- Knowledge of networking technologies and telecom services
- Understanding and familiarity with multi-disciplinary dependencies involved in deployment of satellite earth stations and teleport facilities
- Knowledge of satellite earth station regulatory requirements
- Awareness of legal and regulatory requirements related to building or infrastructure and deployment of equipment across many global jurisdictions
- Awareness of import and export requirements, including customs and certification requirements for RF equipment and leading edge technology
- Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed
Must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP).