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MTGS Spacecraft Operations Team Leader

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Reporting to the Meteosat Spacecraft Operations Manager in the Flight Operations Division, the MTGS Spacecraft Operations Team Leader will first lead the spacecraft operations preparation for Meteosat Third Generation MTGS sounding satellites, working in close coordination and sharing resources with the MTGI imaging satellite Spacecraft Operations Team Leader. After the launch, heshe will lead MTGS flight operations and support coordination with flight operations of other Meteosat satellites. DUTIES Lead the MTGS spacecraft operations preparations activities, including Production of all relevant plans, procedures and manuals regarding system verification validation, operations, rehearsals, training, etc. Review and acceptance of MTGS flight operations plans manuals Validation of MTGS operational databases and generation and validation of MTGS flight operations procedures Support to MTGS satellitesystem and ground segment validation testing Participate in the specification, development or procurement, followup, verification and validation for all the tools necessary to complete the operational validation of both types of MTG satellites and the MTG system and ground segment Support the MTG development programme on all matters relevant to operations preparation for the MTGS mission, including implementation and validation of the system operations concepts, and, as required, liaison with ESA, the satellite prime contractor, the LEOP and commissioning teams Support the integration and the exchange of technical information between the MTG development programme and the Flight Operations Division for the various MTGS flight control ground segment facilities e.g. Satellite simulator, Mission Control system, Multi mission facilities for planning, monitoring and performance analysis Support the Meteosat Operations Manager in the preparations of relevant operations teams for readiness for MTGS launch, commissioning and operations, and in coordinating the phasein of the MTGS mission with ongoing Meteosat routine operations Lead flight operations of MTGS satellites, and support coordination with flight operations of other Meteosat Second and Third Generation satellites Deputise for the Meteosat Spacecraft Operations Manager as required. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Significant experience in spacecraft operations andor operations preparations, at coordinationteamleader level, preferably in an international environment. Knowledge of system engineering standards and methodologies relevant to operations of space systems Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas is necessary Routine operations of geostationary satellites Preparation of operations of a complex satellite system, preferably an Earth observation satellite system Spacecraft design and assembly, integration and test LEOP and Commissioning Operations Knowledge of Satellite system design and Monitoring Control principles Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the implications for future routine operations of decisions taken during the development phase Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to apply these to interactions within a team and between teams Experience of project or team or technical coordinationmanagement Ability to understand and synthesise complex issues, to express ideas and issues clearly i.e. analysis, synthesis and presentation skills. EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS The initial contract will be of 4 years duration, with subsequent 5year 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 A2A4 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 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 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 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.

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