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EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) System Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

Could you organise the in-orbit commissioning of the next generation geostationary satellite system?

Are you inspired by the idea of working in a global operational satellite agency based in the heart of Europe? We are currently developing the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) meteorological satellite system in co-operation with the European Space Agency (ESA). This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in establishing and operating the ground segment for three meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space.

Reporting to the MTG System Engineering Team Leader, you will collaborate on the MTG system engineering activities, whilst leading the preparation and execution of the system commissioning. You will be co-ordinating teams of highly qualified engineers in order to prepare in-orbit commissioning plans.

Can you manage complex systems and make sound decisions based on the information provided by your fellow experts?

Along with a university degree in a relevant subject, you need to be a collaborative team member with the following skills and experience.

  • A proven track record on space system engineering and/or development of end-to-end satellite systems, preferably Earth Observation Systems, covering overall architecture (space and ground segments), requirements engineering, verification and validation engineering and technical budget management;
  • The ability to translate user requirements and operations concepts into system level requirements and/or management of requirements and traceability using appropriate tools, preferably DOORS;
  • Any experience in the commissioning of a satellite system or any additional experience in the operations of satellite systems would be an advantage;
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and team working skills –with an ability to work with colleagues, managers and other partners to secure positive outcomes and progress;
  • An ability to be flexible, with strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation.

EUMETSAT provides an outstanding working environment in Darmstadt, ‘the City of Science’. We can support new staff with re-location and child-care advice, 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 8th June 2017 with interviews provisionally booked for w/c 10th July 2017.

For more information and full job specifications please visit https://onlineapplication.eumetsat.int job ref is VN 17/19.

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