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    Job Description
    TitleSpacecraft Operations Engineer
    Job code8615
    Job posted on07/12/2018
    LocationDarmstadt
    CountryGermany
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Vacancy in the Directorate of Operations.

    ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged.

     

    Post
    Spacecraft Operations Engineer

    This post is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.

     

    Location
    ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany 

     

    Description

    Spacecraft Operations Engineer in the Euclid Spacecraft Operations Unit, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics Missions Division, Mission Operations Department, Directorate of Operations.

     

    Duties

    The postholder will initially be assigned to the Euclid Flight Control Team as Operations Engineer and will report to the Euclid Spacecraft Operations Manager (SOM). Tasks will include:

    • assisting the SOM with preparing and executing Euclid operations, including nominal and extended routine and end-of-mission phases;

    • performing the Acting SOM role when so delegated;

    • assisting the SOM with Operations Ground Segment (OGS) evolution and validation, including internal/external interfaces;

    • defining, preparing and executing ground segment validation tests, including acceptance, system validation and ground segment system testing for any upgrades;

    • planning and execution of routine, special and contingency recovery operations, including mission planning, reporting, anomaly investigation and resolution;

    • analysing and reporting spacecraft and ground segment long-term performance;

    • interfacing with mission management and Science Ground Segment for related activities;

    • interfacing with the EUCLID Project Team, ESA specialists and industry regarding technical matters, including changes to spacecraft design and operations documentation;

    • interfacing with other ESOC Divisions regarding spacecraft operations and ground segment technical matters;

    • providing support to other missions delegated to the Division, including GAIA, PLATO and future astronomy and fundamental physics missions as required;

    • providing support to corporate ESA and ESOC activities as required.

     

    Technical competencies

    General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position

    Experience in mission, spacecraft and/or payload operations

    Experience in development and maintenance of ground infrastructure and/or software systems

    Knowledge and experience of ground segment, simulators and early operations (especially Launch and Early Orbit phase and in-orbit commissioning)

     

    Behavioural competencies

    Communication

    Teamwork

    Customer Focus

    Innovation & Creativity

    Problem Solving

    Planning & Organisation

     

    Education

    University degree (Master's level) or equivalent qualification in engineering or physics.

     

    Additional requirements

    Experience with both spacecraft platform and subsystem operations is required. Launch/LEOP experience in an operational capacity would be an asset.

    Flexibility and adaptability are required, to deal with a multi-subject/multi-project operational environment.

     

    Other information

    For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.     

    The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.     

    The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

     

    The closing date for applications is 16 January 2019.

     
    If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.

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    Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia.

    According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from under-represented Member States. (see Nationality Targets)

    In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment.

    Recruitment will normally be at the first grade in the band (A2); however, if the candidate selected has little or no experience, the position may be filled at A1 level.

     

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    Contact information
    CompanyEuropean Space Agency
    Address8-10 rue Mario Nikis
    Paris
    France
    75738
    Emailplease see above for application instructions
    Web Pagehttp://www.esa.int/


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