We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
EPS-SG Operations Preparation for System Operations Development Consultant
You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
The Contractor shall be responsible for the following tasks:
Responsible for the definition of the overall Operations Validation Plan (OVP).
Implement and coordinate the OVP for the validation of the operational scenarios and support the SIM Officer during the simulation campaigns.
Coordinate with IV&V team to deliver as necessary validated operational scenarios for V&V test cases.
Responsible for the definition of system operation documentation for both nominal and contingency operations (System Ops Guides) in close coordination with OPS department.
Develop and validate the end-to-end System Operation Procedures and Timelines for routine and contingency operations in coordination with satellite and system operations engineers.
Coordinate with OPS team leaders to ensure compliance with existing OPS workflows and processes as per Operations Management Plan (OMP).
In coordination with OPS teams, contribute to the Reference Operations Plan and ensure coherency with mission concepts.
Ensure focal point of contact in OPIT for coordination with V&V team.
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the key person shall have a demonstrated experience of at least five years in the field of Spacecraft Operations with specific experience as follows:
Good system knowledge of the main functional elements of a ground system that are used for the monitoring and control of a satellite.
Spacecraft monitor and control operations on SCOS based system.
Experience of definition, development and validation of operations for the development of satellite ground segment facilities such as monitor and control, mission planning, on-board software management, ground stations monitoring.
Relevant experience on configuration management of operational systems.
Demonstrated experience in a similar key role for the validation and readiness status of specific operation preparation phases such as SSVT, validation campaigns or rehearsals.
Operation Procedures development life cycle and Operation Preparation environment and configuration management for operational systems.
Specification of system and operational concepts, facility requirements and external operational interfaces management.
Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the key person to have experience with some of the following:
In-orbit System operations of Low Earth Orbit Earth Observation satellites.
Specific Operational phases such as LEOP, SIOV, and Commissioning phases.
Configuration management of operation baseline components on operational systems.
System development life cycle, phases, reviews and deliverables.
The key person shall possess the following soft skills:
Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and be confident to deal with a wide variety of people.
Good interpersonal skills to coordinate with team leaders and key stakeholders as well as in cooperation with industry and partner agencies.
Perform effectively under high workloads and be able to adapt to a rapidly-changing time-critical environment.
Able to commit to the plan and deliver the expected results on time or to report proactively if any deviations are foreseen.
Fluency in English. Knowledge of French would be an advantage.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 9th June 2017
MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.