Principal Regulatory Engineer

Req ID:  32109
Travel:  Less than 30%

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 5 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education/experience not considered



Join an innovative team that is responsible for transforming the customer experience by creating and bringing to market new products and services based upon globalized connectivity without boundaries. We reach beyond the traditional satellite industry and the broader communications landscape.   As part of the Intelsat vision, we will define new products with the performance, features, and flexibility required to open new profitable markets, drive new revenue streams and ensure the most reliable and secure communications globally. To accomplish our goal, we are looking for bold thinkers who will continue our legacy of innovation for decades to come.


An Equal Oppotunity Employer


The Prinicpal Regulatory Engineer will be responsible for developing documents on technical and regulatory analysis in responses to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rulemakings and Consultations from other administrations. You will lead Intelsat’s efforts in preparation and participation at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Working Party Meetings and related meetings.  You will play a key role in intersystem coordination activities.  You will be responsible for ensuring FCC space station and earth station applications are accurate and complete.  Further, you will collaborate with internal stakeholders  and provide spectrum advice on various topics, including satellite design and evolution of new technologies.   


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Frame and organize  technical/regulatory documents  for Intelsat’s responses to FCC rulemakings and Consultations from other administrations in collaboration with Intelsat Regulatory Affairs team.
  • Manage technical/regulatory contributions to ITU Working Parties and other regional organizations in alignment with Intelsat’s objectives.  Represent Intelsat at these meetings  and present and defend contributions. 
  • Conduct technical analyses for intersystem coordination and actively participate in operator to operator and Admininstration coordination meetings.
  • Provide technical and regulatory analysis for internal stakeholders to support on-going Intelsat projects.


Can you drive these processes? 

  • Advise Intelsat Regulatory Affairs on ITU, FCC and market access projects.
  • Develop road map to meet Intelsat objectives in ITU forums.
  • Respond to  internal stakeholders regarding ITU and FCC spectrum related technical/regulatory matters.
  • Support other spectrum team members including in the earth station and space station application process.


You should definitely have:

  • Four-year college Engineering degree
  • RF Engineering experience
  • Extensive knowledge of FCC rules and ITU Radio Regulations
  • Effective English language verbal and written communication skills
  • At least  5-years of relevant experience
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate agreement during challenging conversations
  • Must be a US Person as this role is subject to ITAR


It would be nice if you had:

  • Knowledge of commercial satellite industry
  • Advanced degree
  • Fluency in a second language


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new solutions and new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Job requires ability to lift up to 10 lbs


  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC