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Sentinel Post Launch Support Engineer

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Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of Earth Observation. Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Overview The Post Launch Support PLS function is established for each of the ESAsupported Sentinel missions Sentinel1, 2, 3 5p to provide necessary engineering support for monitoring, maintaining optimising the satellites performance throughout their lifetimes, until conclusion of each mission. The PLS function includes support both from within and from outside of ESA, notably including the Industrial consortia that were also involved in the development of each satellite and its main subsystems. The PLS function is led by a PLS Manager responsible for ensuring all aspects of the PLS function. The PLS Manager is supported by a small team of engineers located at ESAESTEC who perform the daytoday PLS engineering support tasks for each mission. The following tasks shall be performed Coordinate the internal external support to PLS ESA Project Team, TEC experts, Mission Analysis System Support, Industry Coordinate with the ESA Project Team were relevant to exchange technical status on the flying and nonflying satellites, identifying coordination issues of relevance and following them to conclusion Support PLS at the regular weekly Operations Boards Support the Operations Teams by providing or facilitating responses to technical support requests from either the Flight operations Segment FOS or Payload Data Ground Segment PDGS Maintain distribute the PLS OnCall lists to the FOS other parties where relevant in a timely manner Support the Mission Manager and hisher team by providing technical advice related to issues of Satellites performance Support the Project Teams by providing timely pertinent feedback on any issue detected inflight with potential impact on satellites still under development Provide specific technical expertise to support Performance Monitoring, Analysis Optimisation tasks and Anomaly Investigations, with overall aim to improve mission quality andor lifetime Preparation of Technical Documentation, such as Reports, Technical Notes and other requested documentation Review and synthesis of Technical Reports and documents produced by Industry, and extraction of relevant technical information for use in generation of PLS Performance metrics and reports Organise and support the 6monthly InOrbit Performance Reviews in cooperation with the Industrial Prime contractor, including associated followup activities eg administration, actions follow up etc Respond to Anomaly Warnings received from the Flight Operations Segment FOS in an appropriate timely manner, providing support and facilitating the necessary followon actions Supporting and lead complex investigations that arise as a result of satellite performance and anomalies, ensuring adequate coordination with involved partners MM, FOS, Industry, Project, Management Prepare, coordinate followup on engineering requests for the Industrial contractors in support of Anomaly Investigations and other technical analyses Support the meetings of the Satellite Configuration Control Board CCB Support Satellite Decommissioning Disposal activities as required by Mission status Monitor, track and report the status of activities performed by the Industrial contractors in support of the PLS function technical, commercial and schedule status Preparation of Commercial Documentation, such as Statement of Work and other requested documentation Review commercial payment requests the associated justifications submitted by Industry regular milestones or as result of adhoc Cost Reimbursement activities Bring innovation to satellite performance analysis by investigating emerging technologies that enhance the ability for early detection of performance trends and deviations Maintain the relevant PLS technical records, databases documentation in accordance with established procedures Maintain a regular weekly reporting coordination with the PLS Manager. Specific qualification requirements University degree MSc. in a relevant Engineering discipline. Minimum 10 years of experience and a significant background in one or more of the following domains Satellite Operations, Spacecraft Development including Project Engineering, EquipmentSubsystem Procurement, Assembly Integration Test. Minimum 3 years experience working as a System Engineer or with a System Coordination function in any of the above domains. Good understanding of the Satellite Phase E2 Routine Operations Organisation and the typical activities performed. Good understanding of the factors affecting the short and longterm performance of Satellites and their main subsystems or payloads. Proven experience ability at working in an environment with multiple external interfaces. Good at working in a team and a proactive attitude to solving problems. Direct experience working on either Sentinel1, 2, 3 or 5p satellites or their payloads would be of some minor benefit. Proficient in the English language spoken and written. Autonomy in writing technical notes, specifications and reports in English. Good interpersonal skills and team spirit. Demonstrable multidisciplinary or systemlevel experience in the satellite engineering domain. Previous working experience in a multinational environment is desirable. Very good knowledge of MS Office tools. Legal and Security Requirements All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA. Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident. Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre ESTEC at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Contract The selected candidate will receive good remuneration. Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included. Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially. Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme. To be considered for this Position Provide prior to 3April2018a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailedCandidate Proposal Formor CV and Motivation Letter toMr. Davide Starnone, at emaildavide.starnoneaurora.nlquoting reference EOP96. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them to ESA by 9April 2018, 13.00 hours.

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