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5G/6G Hub Coordinator

United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
  • Location: United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-07

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Vacancy in the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications.


ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.


This post is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.


ECSAT, Harwell, United Kingdom  



You will report to the 5G/6G SPL manager and will be responsible for developing, promoting, maintaining
and delivering services and activities relating to the 5G/6G Hub at the ECSAT (Harwell) establishment and for developing similar hubs and labs at other ESA establishments.

The 5G/6G Hub is the new innovation centre at ECSAT, showcasing the technical and commercial capabilities of converged terrestrial and satellite networks and 5G.
The 5G/6G Hub Coordinator will provide a high-quality, first point-of-contact service relating to all 5G/6G Hub tasks for ESA internal and external Hub users, industry and other users.


  • Managing the technical development, promotion, maintenance and delivery of services and activities related to the 5G/6G Hub, including managing suppliers and coordinating and supervising the installation of new features in the Hub;
  • Managing the implementation of 5G/6G Hub branding, in close coordination with the Marketing Communication and Corporate Communication teams;
  • Managing the expansion of the technical/service demonstration capabilities of the Hub, including 6G, quantum, digital twin, and QKD;
  • Managing the planning, installation and delivery of the 5G/6G Hub for other ESA sites;
  • Managing access and use of the ECSAT Hub for members, external users, service users and industrial parties, as well as coordinating and supervising all its activities;
  • Liaising with the relevant Agency services (such as Facility Management and IT) regarding all Hub requirements and technical needs;
  • Producing regular newsletters, updates and promotional material, and increasing space and non-space potential users’ awareness of the Hub.

Technical competencies

Multidisciplinary knowledge of area of responsibility
Basic knowledge and understanding of related technologies
Management and Business Administration competencies
Knowledge of the relevant Agency rules, processes and procedures
Ability to work with and through partners
Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and written) with partners and stakeholders both inside and outside the Agency

Behavioural competencies

Result Orientation
Operational Efficiency
Fostering Cooperation
Relationship Management
Continuous Improvement
Forward Thinking


A Master’s degree in a related discipline is required.

Additional requirements

The activities require technical knowledge of the interworking of satellite and 5G networks in the Hub and expert management of the procedures to access the Hub.

You have between 3 to 6 years of relevant professional experience, with the emphasis on coordinating activities, and are willing to travel when required.
You will liaise confidently with service users, public and private sector organisations, suppliers and industrial actors involved in use of the Hub. You will represent the ECSAT Hub at a variety of conferences and internal and external events.

You can reach solution-oriented, pragmatic and timely decisions of high standard and integrity, as well as support others (team members, senior management, other stakeholders) in this process.

Other information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.


The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.     


The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.


At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities.  Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace.  The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us email


Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.


According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from under-represented Member States. (


In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment. 


Recruitment will normally be at the first grade in the band (A2); however, if the candidate selected has little or no experience, the position may be filled at A1 level.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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