Director of Programme Preparation and Development
Lead the development of the next generation EUMETSAT satellite systems that will shape weather forecasting and climate monitoring in Europe.
EUMETSAT is the European satellite agency for monitoring weather and climate. Bringing together the resources of 30 member states, we develop and operate a range of satellite systems surveying the atmosphere, ocean and climate that deliver data 24 hours a day. Our data is vital to weather forecasts that protect lives and property and to monitoring the changing climate. EUMETSAT is now developing the next generation of satellite systems, shaping its long-term future.
Reporting directly to the Director-General, you will manage a portfolio of complex, multibillion Euro development programmes to establish the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG), EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) and Jason-CS systems into the beginning of the next decade, as well as EUMETSAT’s contribution to four Copernicus Sentinel missions (Sentinels 3, 4, 5 and 6) operated by EUMETSAT on behalf of the European Union, dedicated to monitoring of the ocean and atmospheric composition.
Supported by large project teams, you will supervise mission definition and feasibility studies, detailed design, development, verification and validation of new end-to-end satellite systems until the handover to operations. This will include supervising major procurements (for example of the ground segment and launch services) and cooperation with ESA and other partners, as well as the delivery of recurrent spacecraft and related support to our Operations and Services to Users Department.
You will be responsible for resource planning, cost control, knowledge and risk management within and across programmes and continuous improvement of programme management processes to meet quality and business objectives.
Alongside a relevant Engineering degree, you will bring a sound track record of managing the development of complex software intensive systems in the aerospace sector, within schedule, quality and cost constraints. Finally, you should be a skilled negotiator and relationship builder, fluent in English with a good command of French.
We offer attractive employment conditions, with a competitive salary, comprehensive health and social welfare provision, and extensive relocation assistance, if applicable.
To learn more and apply online, please visit https://onlineapplication.eumetsat.int reference VN17 26.
The closing date is 30th September 2017.
EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women and is seeking to recruit nationals from its Member States. Please see our website for further details.