METEOSAT SPACECRAFT OPERATIONS ENGINEER H/F
BASED IN DARMSTADT, GERMANY
Within the Meteosat Spacecraft Operations team of the Flight Operation (FLO) Division, the Meteosat Spacecraft Operations Engineer will support the operations preparation and operations of the future Meteosat Third
Generation (MTG) satellites and routine operations of Meteosat Second
Generation (MSG) satellites.
Support the integration of the MTG ground segment facilities
supporting flight operations, e.g. satellite simulators, mission control and mission planning systems, and ensure the exchange of relevant information between the MTG development teams and the Flight Operations Division;
Support MTG space segment and system reviews to ensure correct
implementation of operations requirements;
Contribute to the specification, development, procurement,
verification and validation of operations preparation tools;
Support operations preparation activities for the MTG-I (imaging
mission) and MTG-S (sounding mission) satellites, including
technical support to specific development activities, e.g. of on board
software and offline tools;
Participate in the definition and execution of necessary training
activities and operational rehearsals for MTG operations personnel;
Support Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) services for the
MTG-I and MTG-S satellites;
Support the definition and execution of MTG system commissioning
Plan routine operations of Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) and
MTG space segment components, including planning of on-call
Support MSGand MTG spacecraft operations, including maintenance
of operational procedures and databases, anomaly investigations
and participation in on-call support;
Interface with the MTG development programme, ESA and Space
Segment industry as required;
Deputise for the MTG Spacecraft Operations Preparation Team
Leaders as required.
University degree or equivalent in aerospace engineering or other
Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some
knowledge of French.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Successful proven professional experience in the field of satellite
operations, gained during operations preparation and/or routine
operations of a complex space system;
Professional experience in fields such as Satellite payload systems
or Data Handling and On-board Software subsystems would be an
Ability to understand the implications of decisions taken during the
development phase for future routine operations;
Ability to follow-up on a number of different tasks and ensure their
completion at good quality levels with minimum supervision;
Knowledge of satellite system design and/or of satellite monitoring
and control principles for safe and efficient operations;
Ability to detail and synthesise technical concepts in formal
documents and verbal presentations;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven
ability to apply these to interactions within a team and between
EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS :
The initial contract will be of 4 years’ duration, with subsequent 5 year
contracts being awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and
organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up
contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age
of 63 and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career
perspective at EUMETSAT.
This post is graded A2/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum
basic salary for this post is EURO 5,612 per month (net of internal tax)
which may be negotiable on the basis of skills and experience. The salary
scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up
employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with
effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.
EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.
Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply.
The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.
ABOUT EUMETSAT :
EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and
climate from space – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's
Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.
As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).
Closing Date 25 th September 2019