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    Job Description
    TitleLEO Mission Control and Spacecraft Operations Engineer (m/w)
    Job code213511
    Job posted on15/12/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Vitrociset Belgium, a Vitrociset Group company, can claim almost 30 years of experience in the field of space operations & engineering activities, starting in 1982 with the European Space Agency.

    Today Vitrociset Belgium is the Corporate Group's "center of gravity" for the Space activities in central Europe.  

    With the headquarter located in Belgium and permanent offices presence close to ESA's centers ESOC (D), ESTEC (NL) and ESAC (SP), the company offers you major opportunities at its many sites abroad, an international environment and assignment to prestigious clients (ESA, CNES, EUMETSAT, ASTRIUM).

    Plese send your application for this position to Ms Roxana Sasu at:

    Deadline: 22.01.2017

    Key Responsibilities:

    As a member of FLO, the Key Person shall provide support to the preparations for Jason- CS/Sentinel-6. Main duties will include the support to LEO missions (and particularly Jason- CS/Sentinel-6) in the areas of:

    development and maintenance of the operations concept at system- and MCS facility- level, and of the space segment;

    implementation of the ground segment and, in particular, the MCS facility;

    integration & verification of the ground segment at system- and MCS facility-level;

    operational validation activities for the MCS at system- and facility-level;

    routine and special-operations activities for the mission control system;

    pre- and post-launch verification activities relating to the space segment;

    operational validation activities for the space segment and at system-level;

    routine and special-operations activities for the space segment;

    operations team training and rehearsals;

    provision of stand-by/on-call support as system operations engineer, on an “as needed”

    basis, coordinated through the normal on-call process;

    processing of system anomalies, their documentation, investigation, classification and resolution/mitigation, including participation in Anomaly Review Boards;

    participation in technical meetings, formal reviews, and planning meetings;

    processing   system   modifications,   including   their   documentation,   approval,   and implementation, including participation in Change Review Boards.

    The Key Person will provide the above support taking advantage, where appropriate, of opportunities to achieve commonality and ensure consistency across EUMETSAT’s current and future operational programmes (MTG, EPS-SG, and particularly Sentinel-3).

    In the performance of these tasks, the Key Person shall apply the EUMETSAT configuration and change control procedures as well as the relevant system engineering standards, quality management procedures and maintenance procedures.



    In addition to having a university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant technical discipline, the Key Person shall have the following mandatory attributes:


    at least five years experience of flight operations in a real-time spacecraft operations environment, including:

    at least three years experience in the operation and configuration of mission control systems based on SCOS-2000 for satellite operations;

    at least three years experience in the operations preparation and routine operations of the space segment of Low Earth Orbit (‘LEO’) satellite systems;


    Recent experience of the following, in an operational context, would be a distinct advantage:

    experience of definition, development, integration and acceptance testing of mission control systems based on SCOS-2000 for satellite operations;

    experience of procurement phases for new programmes;

    experience with the definition and analysis of operational user requirements;

    experience of using configuration management systems such as CVS;

    experience of using operations preparation systems such as MOIS;

    experience of using operational database preparation tools such as DABYS;

    familiarity with ECSS and CCSDS standards related to space-to-ground interfaces and applicable to Satellite Monitoring & Control Systems: Packet Telemetry and Telecommand standards, PUS (Packet Utilisation Standard), etc.;

    Windows & Unix / Linux operating systems.


    While the official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French, the working language for the position is English and therefore the Key Person must be able to work effectively in this language.



    Please be advised that by submitting your CV or other content to us, you agree to the administration, processing and storage of any personal data for the purposes of recruitment processes. The agreement covers the processing of personal data by Vitrociset Belgium even after finishing the recruitment process to submit further proposals for employment and may be revoked at any time.

    Come and join us!  More information at:

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameRoxana Sasu
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69
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