Systems Operator - Skynet

Chippenham | Other

Systems Operator
SGS Colerne, SN14 8QY
Full Time, Permanent
Competitive salary plus benefits


We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Operator to join our team on the prestigious Skynet contract. This role will assist with maintenance and network engineering tasks within a Satellite Communications environment. The role is a shift position providing 24/7 technical support to the Network Operations team. This will include working a formally rostered pattern which includes weekends and Public Holidays in addition to Night Shifts.
We are looking to attract applicants who are adaptable, highly self-motivated with a desire to learn new skills and who relish a challenge. This is a permanent position within Serco that would ideally suit applicants from a technical background or keen interest in Space activities.

Main responsibilities of this role include:


  • Assist with scheduled Operational and Network Support tasks.
  • Undertake fault monitoring and rectification activities, maintaining records and reports of work completed.
  • Assist with preventative maintenance tasks on the equipment within the ground station.
  • Assist with unscheduled tasks as detailed by the Shift Supervisor or Network Management Team.
  • Administration and scheduled daily tasks.

What you'll need to do the role:


  • Knowledge of a Physics or General Science subject, with an interest in technology or electronics.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills ideally including GCSE or Level 3 Maths and English.
  • Be able to work as part of a close-knit team.
  • Capable of manipulating and understanding spreadsheets, and word processing applications.
  • Holding a UK Government SC clearance is a mandatory requirement for the position. Successful applicants will be expected to achieve this clearance as a condition of appointment into the role.

What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Shift Allowance of 12% of base salary
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • On site On-the-Job Training provided
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Rewarding environment with opportunities to grow and progress
  • Interesting and enjoyable work
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities



To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


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19/12/2023 01:32:00
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