EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Copernicus Sentinel 3 Spacecraft Operations Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

Interested in flight operations for Earth Observation Satellites?

A challenging opportunity has arisen for an experienced Spacecraft Operations Engineer to apply their expert experience and knowledge whilst understanding and solving complex issues at the hub of space and satellite activity, EUMETSAT. This is a “hands-on” role working in the ground-breaking Copernicus Sentinal-3 (S-3) Spacecraft Operations Team developing the European system for monitoring the Earth using satellites and in-situ sensors. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a mission at all stages: pre-launch, commissioning and operations.

You will be involved with all activities related to flight operations and the preparation for the launch of the planned Sentinel-3B, C, and D spacecraft. You will also be responsible for commissioning Sentinel-3 satellites in co-operation with the European Space Agency (ESA). As the Sentinel-3 Spacecraft Operations Engineer you will take charge of the payload system operations, be involved in supporting the co-ordination of flight operations and will be working with a team of like-minded experts to develop, validate and maintain spacecraft procedures, databases and other operational support processes. Using your ability to explain complex information to end users, you will also be involved in training Mission Control Centre operations personnel.

Along with a university degree in a relevant subject you shall ideally have skills/experience in each of the following areas:

  • Proven professional experience in the field of LEO satellite operations, preferably gained during the development or operations of an Earth Observation space system with emphasis on multi-instrument payload;
  • Ability to understand and synthesise complex issues, coupled with good interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Ability to detail and to synthesise technical concepts in formal documents and verbal presentations;
  • Evidence of personal initiative and action orientation in professional experience would be considered to be advantageous.

EUMETSAT provides an outstanding working environment in Darmstadt, ‘the City of Science’, and we can support new staff with re-location and advice on child-care, if you are new to the area.

All applicants must be a EUMETSAT member state national with a good working knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written. You also require some knowledge of French.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.

Closing date is the 5th June 2017 with interviews provisionally booked for w/c 10th July 2017.

For more information and full job specifications please visit job ref is VN 17/17.

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