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    Job Description
    TitleSpacecraft Controller
    Job codeG016/EUMSP/354
    Job posted on09/05/2016
    LocationDarmstadt
    CountryGermany
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    SalaryBetween €30000 and €45000 per year
    Job Description

    The Serco Group is a FTSE 250 corporation with over 125,000 staff in 30 countries. Our strategy is to be a superb provider of public services, by being the best managed business in our sector. We are a focused business to government (B2G) business, specialising across five sectors: Defence, Justice & Immigration, Transport, Health and Citizen Services.

    Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions such as the European Commission, EUMETSAT or the European Space Agency.

    Our two main customers in the Darmstadt area are both the European Space Agency and EUMETSAT, with Serco being the largest on-site service provider at both institutions.

    In Darmstadt, most of the work we do is spacecraft operations. For 2016 we anticipate further growth therefore we proactively look for university graduates / former military personnel to join our Spacecraft Control teams as a first step in their careers in Operations Engineering.

     

    Main responsibilities


    Tasks and Responsibilities

    As a Spacecraft Controller you will be

    • Operating on a 24/7 shift basis all or part of the mission control system, which includes parts of the ground segment as well as the space segment;
    • Assisting in configuring and testing the operational system to support the operations;
    • Taking corrective action  as necessary in case of ground or space segment anomaly, applying the contingency/emergency procedures approved for the mission to ensure spacecraft safety and the continuity of service provision to users; 
    • Participating in other operations-related activities (small system development, procedures development or maintenance etc.) upon request of the Team Leader.

     

    Ideal candidate


    Requirements

    • This role is open to University graduates with a qualification in a related subject such as Aerospace Engineering, Satellite Communications, Telecommunications, Physics, Mechanical / Electrical Engineering etc.

    Serco is a proud supporter of the integration of European military personnel into civilian life – a background in military communications instead of a University degree would also be considered suitable for this role.

    • Candidates must be adaptable, self-disciplined and able to work in a calm and correct manner under conditions of stress.
    • The position requires working a shift rota including nights and weekends; candidates must be able to fit in well within a small operations team.

     

    Application procedure

    We recruit for Spacecraft Controllers in Germany on a regular and ongoing basis for our expanding services at ESOC & EUMETSAT. We invite you to send us an application via this job posting, instead of having to wait for an advertised vacancy for a specific role.

    Your application will be included in our open file until a suitable Spacecraft Controller role arises. We will then contact you to discuss further details of the specific position, before progressing your application to the next stage, should you still be interested in the opportunity.

     

    Important:

    All applicants must hold a current valid work permit for Germany or be EU nationals.

     

    Data Protection:

    By submitting a job application you agree to the storage of any personal data provided by you directly or collected from generally accessible sources (in particular professional and other social media) throughout the entire application process (CV, references, letter of application, interviews as applicable).

    To facilitate subsequent contact for professional purposes only, you agree to your data being saved after the application process has ended.  You may revoke your consent to this agreement at any time.

    The same shall also apply if you are contacted by SERCO GROUP regarding vacancies that match your existing profile.

     

    If you are interested in applying for this kind of position please visit our Serco careers hub https://careershub.serco.eu where you can apply for this and other roles.

    Web Pagehttps://careershub.serco.eu/members/?j=354&ATSI=serco&jobboard=SpaceCareers&c=vacancyposter
    Contact information
    CompanySerco Group Plc
    Contact nameJana Schnabel
    AddressSerco Services GmbH
    Lise-Meitner-Str. 10
    Darmstadt
    64293
    EmailVPDB1A9C66.1160@vacancyposter.com


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