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Spacecraft Controller

2019-05-24 14:30:28| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Serco Nederland BV, Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Spacecraft Controller based at EUMETSAT. Package description Highly competitive salary Corporate Benefits Package Relocation Assistance if applicable Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team Main responsibilities The successful candidate should concentrate hisher activities on the following Operate on a 247 shift basis all or part of the mission control system, which includes parts of the ground segment as well as the space segment Assist in configuring and testing the operational system to support the operations In case of ground or space segment anomaly take corrective action as necessary, applying the contingency emergency procedures approved for the mission to ensure spacecraft safety and the continuity of service provision to users Participate in other operationsrelated activities small system development, procedures development or maintenance etc. upon request of the Team Leader. Ideal candidate The candidates should have a solid background in a technical or electronic environment, to the level of Senior Technician. A formal qualification to ONC or HNC would be advantageous. Ex service personnel should have completed a service College apprenticeship in electronicstelecommunications, and possess a background in Avionics, Air Defence, Air Radar or Communications. Or the candidate should have a degree at least at BSc level in a related subject such as Aerospace Engineering, Telecommunications, Physics etc. Experience working with computer systems and PC literacy is required. Database knowledge would be useful. Candidates must be adaptable, selfdisciplined and able to work in a calm and correct manner under conditions of stress. The position requires working a shift rota candidates must be able to fit in well within a small operations team. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco is one of the worlds largest providers of public services, employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries. We work closely with the European Government Institutions Space Agencies providing crucial Services with over 300 staff members. The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve, Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have, you have an ability to make a real positive difference to peoples lives and to your community and country. As a business which delivers frontline public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here. Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action. If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment. We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation. Take pride in what you do.


Category:Transportation and Logistics

EPSSG Senior Space Segment Engineer

2019-05-24 13:28:37| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

This post supports the cooperation with ESA on the space segment for the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation EPSSG Metop Second Generation MetopSG programme. After an initial introduction phase at EUMETSAT, the duty station will be in the ESA establishment in the Netherlands ESTEC, Noordwijk. The post holder will report to the ESA MetopSG Project Manager as a member of the established joint Single Space Segment Team SSST whilst maintaining close coordination with the EPSSG Programme Manager in EUMETSAT. Up until the end of commissioning of both protoflight model satellites 2024 of MetopSG, the duty station will remain at ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands and may be then moved to the EUMETSAT Headquarters afterwards DUTIES Represent EUMETSAT in the Single Space Segment Team SSST for technical and programmatic aspects In the role of Deputy Project Manager for MetopSG, assist and report to the ESA MetopSG Project Manager Support the ESA Project Manager in the implementation of the MetopSG satellite development activities, including management of industry partners Coordinate all matters related to the Space Segment and the deliverables exchanged between EUMETSAT and ESA Launcher Interfaces, Customer Furnished Item CFI instruments, Simulators, Databases, etc. Provide technical expertise on the satellite requirements and performance Maintain regular reporting and coordination with the EUMETSAT EPSSG team to ensure coherence of satellite and system development activities Coordinate programmatic activities relating to EUMETSAT CFI instruments, as required in the frame of the satellite preparation activities Provide technical support to the launcher interface definition and evolutions Support the definition and implementation of the launch campaigns of the satellites Support the preparation and execution of the Launch and Early Operations Phase LEOP Support the preparation and execution of the Satellite InOrbit Verification and Commissioning activities Support the definition and monitor the execution of the satellites storage activities Followup the health status of the inorbit satellites and organise support from Industry as required e.g. anomalies, complex operations, etc. Ensure that inorbit experience is taken into account for the preparation of the recurrent satellites Support to EPS Third Generation definition phase. QUALIFICATIONS University degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE A minimum of ten years professional experience in Space Segment engineering, procurement and management, preferably in the frame of an Earth Observation satellite development programme Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to apply these to the interactions with teams having different or conflicting interests Proven ability to understandsynthesise complex issues and appreciate conflicting interests Capability to propose the steps necessary to control risks and guide critical decisions. 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 followup 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 A4A5 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 8047 per month net of internal tax which may be negotiable based on 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 opportunity 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 based on their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT. ABOUT EUMETSAT EUMETSAT is Europes 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 organisations 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. The closing date is 25th June 2019.


Category:Transportation and Logistics

Flight Dynamics Engineer Test and Validation Service for Science Missions

2019-05-24 13:28:37| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Summary You are passionate about space flight dynamics and want to become part of the orbit determination team for current and future European scientific missions. You have a master degree in a technical discipline, enjoy scientific computer programming under Linux and are proficient in the FORTRAN andor C language. You love to work in an international team and are eager to extend your technical skills. Then you are the ideal candidate to supplement our astrodynamics team at the European Operations Control Centre. We are looking for a master degree educated space flight dynamics engineer with solid experience in FORTRAN programming under Linux to supplement our astrodynamics team at ESOC. Responsibilities Duties LEOP Launch and Early Orbit Phase support, typically on Linux workstations using FORTRAN Software development for computation of the dynamical behaviour of satellites Participation in studies to evaluate Flight Dynamics aspects Participation in system tests, simulations and operations support Work in international teams. Qualifications Experience Completed university degree in mathematics, physics, engineering or equivalent with high grades A good working knowledge of English. Essential Skills Indepth familiarity with applied mathematics, especially vector algebra, numerical integration techniques and statistics Sound knowledge of physics, especially mechanics High sense of operational responsibility The capability to study independently complex and novel topics and to rapidly prototype SW for study purposes must be proven Software development in FORTRAN 7795 under Linux Problem solving abilities


Category:Transportation and Logistics

Flight Dynamics Engineer Orbit Determination Service for Science Missions

2019-05-24 13:28:37| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Summary You are passionate about space flight dynamics and want to become part of the orbit determination team for current and future European scientific missions. You have a master degree in a technical discipline, enjoy scientific computer programming under Linux and are proficient in the FORTRAN andor C language. You love to work in an international team and are eager to extend your technical skills. Then you are the ideal candidate to supplement our astrodynamics team at the European Operations Control Centre. We are looking for a master degree educated space flight dynamics engineer with solid experience in FORTRAN programming under Linux to supplement our astrodynamics team at ESOC. Responsibilities Duties LEOP Launch and Early Orbit Phase support, typically on Linux workstations using FORTRAN Software development for computation of the dynamical behaviour of satellites Participation in studies to evaluate Flight Dynamics aspects Participation in system tests, simulations and operations support Work in international teams. Qualifications Experience Completed university degree in mathematics, physics, engineering or equivalent with high grades A good working knowledge of English. Essential Skills Indepth familiarity with applied mathematics, especially vector algebra, numerical integration techniques and statistics Sound knowledge of physics, especially mechanics High sense of operational responsibility The capability to study independently complex and novel topics and to rapidly prototype SW for study purposes must be proven Software development in FORTRAN 7795 under Linux Problem solving abilities


Category:Transportation and Logistics

Application Engineer

2019-05-24 11:29:24| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

The Integrated and Telecommunicationsrelated Applications Department TIAA is responsible for the promotion of ARTES applications and services and the development of new applications and services within the ARTES applications domain. As part of this, the Study and Project Management Office is in charge of the implementation of all ARTES ApplicationsServices Feasibility Studies and Applications Projects. This includes elaborating the required Feasibility Studies workplans, evaluating the proposals for Feasibility Studies and Applications Projects, negotiating the contracts and implementing them. The service described herein is to be provided in support to TIAA department deliverables and its terms of reference. Specific Tasks Implement application activities o Identification and characterisation of new services and applications exploiting current and next generation of space systems e.g. Satcom, Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation and their integration in nonspace domains o Assessment of the technical and operational requirements applicable to space based applications and their integration with terrestrial solutions to support the identified services and applications in an endtoend context o Implement activities with industry, operators, application providers and user communities addressed to develop, validate and promote the utilisation of space based assets in accordance to the checklist ESATIAAPR20140310 o Development and implementation of methodologies and tools for the assessment of endtoend performance of multimedia applications o Analysis and assessment of the business and regulatory aspects associated with the launch and commercial operations of satellite based applications and services Specific Competence Requirements The following skills and experience are essential Significant experience in satellite and possibly in terrestrial systems requirements analysis, design, implementation and operations, and associated management experience Sound knowledge of the overall space applications market, and specific experience in specifying, developing, evaluating and promoting applications making use of satellites Some familiarity with downstream space services and applications and with relevant space technologies i.e. satellite communications, navigation and earth observation Excellent communication and presentation skills Excellent analytical skills High standard of document drafting Ability to work effectively both within a small team and in an autonomous way. The following skills and experience are desirable Knowledge of ESA and in particular of TIA space applications programmes Other general skills are required to provide the service Willing to travel to ESA establishments andor other European locations Comfortable in an international working environment Fluent in English, both written and spoken.


Category:Transportation and Logistics

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