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    Job Description
    TitleMeteosat Spacecraft Operations Engineer
    Job codeVN19 41
    Job posted on22/08/2019 (modified on 05/09/2019)
    LocationDarmstadt
    CountryGermany
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    SalaryBetween €67000 and €67344 per year
    Job Description

    Within the Meteosat Spacecraft Operations team of the Flight Operations (FLO) Division, the Meteosat Spacecraft Operations Engineer will support the operations preparation and operations of the future Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellites and routine operations of Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellites.

     

    DUTIES

    Support the integration of the MTG ground segment facilities supporting flight operations, e.g. satellite simulators, mission control and mission planning systems, and ensure the exchange of relevant information between the MTG development teams and the Flight Operations Division;

    Support MTG space segment and system reviews to ensure correct implementation of operations requirements;

    Contribute to the specification, development, procurement, verification and validation of operations preparation tools;

    Support operations preparation activities for the MTG-I (imaging mission) and MTG-S (sounding mission) satellites, including technical support to specific development activities, e.g. of on board software and offline tools;

    Participate in the definition and execution of necessary training activities and operational rehearsals for MTG operations personnel;

    Support Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) services for the MTG-I and MTG-S satellites;

    Support the definition and execution of MTG system commissioning activities;

    Plan routine operations of Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) and MTG space segment components, including planning of on-call support;

    Support MSGand MTG spacecraft operations, including maintenance of operational procedures and databases, anomaly investigations and participation in on-call support;

    Interface with the MTG development programme, ESA and Space Segment industry as required;

    Deputise for the MTG Spacecraft Operations Preparation Team Leaders as required.

    University degree or equivalent in aerospace engineering or other relevant discipline

     

    Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.

     

    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    Successful proven professional experience in the field of satellite operations, gained during operations preparation and/or routine operations of a complex space system;

    Professional experience in fields such as Satellite payload systems or Data Handling and On-board Software subsystems would be an advantage;

    Ability to understand the implications of decisions taken during the development phase for future routine operations;

    Ability to follow-up on a number of different tasks and ensure their completion at good quality levels with minimum supervision;

    Knowledge of satellite system design and/or of satellite monitoring and control principles for safe and efficient operations;

    Ability to detail and synthesise technical concepts in formal documents and verbal presentations;

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to apply these to interactions within a team and between teams.

     

    EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

    The initial contract will be of 4 years’ duration, with subsequent 5 year contracts being awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age of 63 and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career perspective at EUMETSAT.
    This post is graded A2/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 5,612 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable on the basis of skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

    EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.
    Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.

     

    ABOUT EUMETSAT

    EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

    EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

    As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

    Closing Date 25th September 2019

    Web Pagehttps://eumetsat.jobbase.io/job/xgmovkpw7t9gyi7rx49k2bayaa2cqi7
    Contact information
    CompanyEUMETSAT
    Contact nameHR Department
    AddressEumetsat Allee 1
    Darmstadt
    Germany
    64295
    Emailrecruitment@eumetsat.int
    Web Pagehttps://eumetsat.jobbase.io/job/xgmovkpw7t9gyi7rx49k2bayaa2cqi7


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