Fleet Operations Mission Planner (UK) (Multiple Openings)

OneWeb's mission is to enable Internet access for everyone, everywhere.  We want to see the next generation even more connected than the last, and to create opportunities for people today to access the opportunities made possible through the Internet.  To fulfill our mission, OneWeb is revolutionizing the satellite industry and building a global communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world.  OneWeb is creating business solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul.  It’s high speed, low latency  network will offer game-changing Mobility solutions to industries that rely on global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains, and more.

We have more than $3 billion invested from incredible partners including SoftBank, Qualcomm, Grupo Salinas, Airbus, Virgin, Coca-Cola and more.  We have signed our first customer contracts, we have ground infrastructure in Canada, Italy, Norway with more on the way and in February of 2019, we successfully launched our first six satellites into space.  OneWeb is making incredible progress toward reaching our mission and we are looking for more, very talented individuals to help make it a reality.

If building the infrastructure to connect people everywhere is something you would like to make happen, then joining OneWeb may be a great personal and career move.  We can provide an intellectually challenging workplace and fast growing opportunity with a clear purpose.  Come join the team that is making communication ubiquitous on a global scale.

The Fleet Operations UK Satellite Operations Center (UKSOC) Mission Planner is an engineer reporting to the Mission Planning Lead and is responsible for all aspects of spacecraft operations planning.  A successful candidate is an engineer or technician with satellite subsystem and operations knowledge.  The MP understands constraints to satellite and ground system operations, activity dependencies, systems limitations, and operational priorities.  Tasks include analyzing and processing planning requests for feasibility, contact scheduling, and mission plan development and publishing. In addition, the Mission planner will process real-time change requests and modifications to the plan. The planner interfaces with other crew positions, resolves conflicts, and makes notifications per the Mission Planning process.


  • Development, deconfliction, and publishing of the constellation mission plan
  • Receive, process, screen and deploy spacecraft activity schedules
  • Deconflict plan requests based on operational priorities and constraints
  • Configure, operate, and troubleshoot planning system software applications
  • Respond to unscheduled outages, applications software issues/failures
  • Perform on-console mission planning activities in a rotating shift environment

Required Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in:
    • Satellite and ground system operations
    • Activity prioritization and planning
    • Real-time schedule deconfliction
    • Spacecraft activity feasibility analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take ownership of all aspects of job and take initiative
  • Excellent oral and written skills and communication / briefing skills is essential.
  • A minimum of 2 years of aerospace industry or equivalent experience required with 5 years preferred.
  • Direct experience in resource or mission planning software application system configuration and operation, Launch and Early Obit Operations, sustaining Satellite Operations, and Flight Dynamics is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines in high stress environments
  • Multi-satellite LEO constellation operations experience is a plus.

*Must have the right to work in the EEA (European Economic Area)

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