Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Working for EUMETSAT, you can make a world of difference and be a part of something that makes a positive impact on society. You will be at the cutting edge of satellite technology, with a meaningful role in an organisation focused on space-based observations of the Earth’s weather and climate.

Background

EUMETSAT currently operates a fleet of 10 Earth observation satellites in low Earth and geostationary orbits for its own purpose and on behalf of the EU Copernicus programme, including four Meteosat Second Generation, three Metop, two Copernicus/Sentinel-3 and one Copernicus/Sentinel-6 spacecraft.

With the planned launches of five Meteosat Third Generation and Metop Second Generation satellites planned from 2022 to 2025, this fleet will incorporate next generation satellites and comprise thirteen operational satellites by 2025. Furthermore, EUMETSAT will be the operator of the future Copernicus Sentinel mission to be launched in 2025 for monitoring CO2 in support of the Paris Agreement.

Within the Flight Operations (FLO) Division and reporting to the Mission Control Systems Manager, the Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer conducts operations of mission control systems for EUMETSAT and EUMETSAT-operated Copernicus satellite systems, and supports the operations preparations of mission control systems for new satellite systems.

What you’ll be doing

  • Conduct operations of mission control systems across EUMETSAT and EUMETSAT-operated Copernicus satellite systems, including planning and scheduling of routine and special operations, anomaly investigation and resolution, and configuration control and change management;
  • Participate in and, where appropriate, lead the coordination of monitoring and control operations and maintenance activities across EUMETSAT and EUMETSAT-operated Copernicus satellite systems;
  • Maintain operations procedures, system databases and other operations products for operational mission control systems for satellite systems;
  • Manage system elements supporting monitoring and control of satellite systems (e.g. tools for procedure development and execution, data analysis …etc.);
  • Perform evaluation and trend analysis to monitor the performance and behaviour of operational mission control systems;
  • Assist in the management of interfaces with external operational entities supporting, monitoring and controlling of satellite systems (e.g. ESA/ESOC, S-band ground station network providers …etc.);
  • Support the definition, design, development and testing of evolutions for existing mission control systems;
  • Participate in and, where appropriate, lead mission control systems operations preparation activities for the launch, commissioning and routine operations of recurrent spacecraft;
  • Support the definition, development and verification of mission control systems of future EUMETSAT and Copernicus satellite systems (e.g. SCOS, EGOS-CC);
  • Assist in the provision of training for operations team personnel.

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 7500/month NET (after tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable).

Qualifications

  • A University degree in a relevant engineering discipline.

Skills and Experience

The necessary skills and experience of the Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer are the following:

  • Proven experience in operations and/or operations preparation of operational satellite systems, preferably for Earth-observation;
  • Proven experience in the development, maintenance and/or operations of mission control systems;
  • Practical experience in formal verification and validation testing of ground systems, preferably mission control systems;
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate ideas and issues clearly and concisely with others;
  • Ability to plan and implement activities, prioritising according to constraints, inter-dependencies and opportunities.

More about us

EUMETSAT’s 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 can recruit nationals only from the 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).

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