Columbus Flight Control Engineer - EPIC (f/m/d)


Columbus Flight Control Engineer - EPIC (f/m/d)

Telespazio Germany

Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Reference: J24034
Category: Service and Satellite Operations

Who You Are

We are looking to strengthen our service team at our customer premises in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich with a talented and ambitious team member. If you have an eye for detail and love working in a dynamic and challenging workplace, then this could be your opportunity to be part of the Columbus Flight Control Team. As Columbus EPIC Flight Controller (European Planning & Increment Coordination), you will prepare and execute Columbus mission operations in the framework of the ISS activities.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

What You Will Focus on

  • Preparation for and successful completion of the Columbus FCT Basic and EPIC training programs, culminating in certification as an EPIC/COMET Flight Controller;
  • Familiarization with the Columbus control centre's operating procedures;
  • Mission planning and operations support for the Columbus module;
  • As COMET Flight Controller, responsible for real time operational planning and experiment monitoring;
  • Operational planning coordination with user centres, flight control teams, and NASA planners;
  • Preparing for mission operations. The preparation is focused on the Columbus subsystems, while also taking into account the Col-CC facilities and the overall system;
  • Payload operation preparation with a focus on planning;
  • Support and development of new experiment operating concepts;
  • Support for the development of operating procedures that take into account the Columbus system's mission analysis interfaces;
  • Offline data collection, analysis and reporting;
  • Further development of the ISS/Columbus operating concepts for follow-up projects.

What You Bring

  • Engineering degree in Aerospace or related technical disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
  • Proficient user of computer systems and MS Office suite;
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written.


  • Ability to work with little or no supervision;
  • Prepared to deliver shift work and on-call provision;
  • Good communication skills and team player;
  • Ability to prioritize different and parallel activities;
  • Capability of following and implementing standard procedures;
  • Problem solving aptitude;
  • Fast learner.


  • Space Mission Operations experience.


  • Due to the project requirements, only candidates with nationality of any Member State of the European Union or Norway need apply. This is a must and non-negotiable;
  • While, applying, please indicate your availability to start in this position.

What We Offer

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How to Apply

Are you passionate about making an impact, with an open and curious mentality? Get in touch with us today and send us your application!

Your HR Contact for this position is Bitu Maklari.

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