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Senior Earth Observation Scientist

2018-09-17 17:27:25| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. 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. 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 60,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you. Within the ESA Sensors Performance, Products and Algorithms SPPA Section the postholder will be included in the Instrument Data quality Evaluation and Analysis Service IDEAS and potentially also in additional contractual frameworks. The postholder will be supporting the ESA Data Quality Managers for the Quality Assessment QA and CalibrationValidation CalVal activities with focus on Atmospheric Chemistry for ESA and ThirdParty Missions TPMs, such as GHGSatD, GOSAT2 and TanSAT. Other tasks will be to interface with ESALTDP Long Term Data Preservation project and support ESA Data Quality Managers for scientific Workshops organization. Package description Full details on application The position is a permanent contract. Main responsibilities The main activities will mainly consist A Perform QA and CalVal activities for ESA and Third Party Missions on the Atmospheric Chemistry domain Verifying the completeness and correctness of the products format and content Propose and define a methodology for assessing the quality and fitness for purpose for the mission Evaluate the level of maturity of the mission products in terms of quality of the provided geophysical products and associated documentation and tools Perform on request quality assessment of sample mission data by comparison to similar satellite data, colocated insitu and fiducial reference measurements FRM Prepare QA reports summarizing the results of the QA and CalVal activities and assessing the fitness for purpose of the relevant missions products. B Support ESA workshops organization, chairing and followup activities Assist and support the data quality manager and other relevant ESA staff in preparing workshops Prepare draft of Workshop announcement including objectives, themes, and sessions Assist review of abstracts and propose keynote contribution around the relevant scientific themes Contribute to chairing and logistic activities for the workshops Prepare draft report summarizing the major scientific outcomes from the workshop. C Coordinate and Support QA, Workshops organization and Multimission studies activities with scientific partners Drive and coordinate the external support for assessing the fitness for purpose of the relevant mission in collaboration with EDAP and IDEAS scientific partners Review the contribution from the scientific partners and steer the improvements in the QA and CalVal methodologies Formulate recommendations to ESA on mission improvements in terms of product content, quality and related documentation Support the generation of recommendations to ESA on possible new activities on present or different Third Party Mission. D Support ESAGQ in interaction with LTDP Support ESA and the LTDP Working Group in the review of LTDP guidelines and process documentation, specifically providing relevant inputs on SPPA aspects Participate in and contribute to LTDP meetings, including Working Group meetings and other relevant conferences e.g. PV, including preparation and presentation of relevant service SPPA results or inputs to ESA presentations. E Other general Support ESA communication activities, including Web stories and ESA publications Contribution to the preparation of presentations and reports for international conferences and workshops When needed, support interfacing with External entities e.g., CEOS and other ESA interfaces PDGS Other entities inside IDEAS and EDAP contracts General end users requests via ESA Earth Observation Help Desk. Ideal candidate Applicants should have a high level of selfmotivation, the capability to work effectively in a team and autonomously, and have excellent organisation skills. A strong proactive attitude is required in identifying problems and proposing solutions. Mandatory knowledge requisites are Science oriented background with focus on Earth Observation and Atmospheric Chemistry Experience in QA and CalVal activities in support to Earth Observation missions Experience on scientific activities and projects coordination. A robust expertise in at least one of the following topics is required Satellite Data handling and exploitation for Earth Observation Satellite instrument calibration and products geophysical validation. Mandatory skill requisites are Strong teaming attitude Very good interfacing capabilities towards external international interfaces customer, scientific and technical. Proactive approach to problem identification and resolution. Ability to plan and report on proposed problem solutions and to work to deadline. Candidates should be fluent in English and have good writing and communication skills. Availability to travel to attend meetings. Programming skills ability to efficiently build data manipulation and analysis utilities for personal usage. Examples are usage of Python, IDL, Matlab or other scripting tools. 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. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. 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 SpA part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.

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Acquest Serves as Financial Advisor for Clean Earth Acquisition

2018-09-12 18:28:00| Waste Age

Acquest International has been the exclusive financial advisor to Clean Earth, Inc.s acquisition of Disposal and Recycling Technologies.

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Earth Observation Engineer

2018-09-04 12:27:25| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Summary A remote sensing graduate or PhD or equivalent experience with knowledge of satellite Earth Observation data systems and processing. Objective To contribute to operational and sciencebased services and system developments for national and international, based EO programmes. Responsibilities Duties Support services to ESA for Earth Explorer and third party missions particular focus on data quality Interact with expert customers on mission data issues Occasional travel to customer sites South East UK Rome Contribute to technical proposal authoring, to win new work Qualifications Experience Relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent experience Support operational processing systems for EO data e.g. level 1 to level 2 and level 3 processing Experience of working with Optical, Altimetry, SAR or other earth observation data Experience of using and adapting tools for remote sensing data manipulation Essential Skills Understanding of EO data processing levels Understanding of instrument calibration principles e.g. geometric, radiometric, spectral, etc Data handling and manipulation Technical document authoring Desirable Skills General knowledge of satellite systems Programming for Scientific Mathematical applications Python development Understanding of meteorological climate systems is an advantage Publishing and presentation to scientific engineering audiences Qualities Comfortable in a scientific customer facing role Selfmotivated and creative individual, actively seeking opportunities for the business Positive, cando approach Willingness to adapt role to meet current needs Encouraging and supportive of team coworkers Further Details All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early. We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Closing Date for applications is 28th September 2018. Location of the position is Luton. To apply Please send your CV and covering letter to careerstelespazio.com By sending your CV to careerstelespazio.com you give your consent for Telespazio VEGA to hold and process your personal information for the purpose of the application. Benefits Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including holiday, BUPA, life assurance and a contributory pension scheme Security In line with Asylum Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

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Earth Observation Missions Sentinel2 Spacecraft Operations Engineer

2018-08-02 16:28:06| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

This role is for delivering a Spacecraft Operations Engineering service in the Copernicus family of Earth Observation missions. The service provider will be requested to assume the responsibility and perform activities for subsystems or systems within the scope of general SOE services, including crossvalidation of procedures, test, validation and operation of the Mission Control System, Mission Planning System and Simulator. Responsibilities Duties The general activities to be supported by this service are Study of Project specific Characteristics and Ground Segment Documentation Participation in the Analysis and Design of Satellite Operations Preparation Update of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures Mission Management and Mission Planning Support Participation in the Training and Simulation Programmes Participation in Routine and Critical Operations General Flight Control Support Spacecraft Performance Analysis Qualifications Experience University degree or equivalent education in Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering. Essential Skills Spacecraft Flight Operations knowledge Earth Observation Payload Operations experience. Experience with Packet Utilisation Standard. Hands on familiarity with operational tools MCS, Simulator, DB browser, MOIS or equivalent tool. Experience in working in an operational environment. Experience with flight procedures life cycle, including validation. Experience with anomaly investigations. Ability to understand and accurately predict behaviour of complex systems. Experience with low Earth orbit satellites operations, including experience in preparatory phase OPSPREP, special operations LEOP, Deorbiting campaign and operational phase routine Ability to work independently and with little supervision. Ability to work in an organised manner, with good reporting skills and reliable deadline meeting. Coordination skills with internal Flight Control Team, and external payload data centre, Satellite developer, simulator developer parties. Fluency in English. Desirable Skills Familiarity with the ESOC environment Familiarity with satellite control systems, in particular SCOS2000 Familiarity with ground station control processes and setup Familiarity with operational simulators, especially the ones based on SimSat Familiarity with flight operations or spacecraft operations Familiarity with MOIS Familiarity with MUST Familiarity with Low Earth Orbit satellites Further Details Requirements A fulltime position requiring occasional travel within Europe twice per annum. The position is based at ESOC. Benefits Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 30 days holiday, generous training possibilities, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland pension scheme is offered to the successful candidate. Security In line with Asylum Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks. Application You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then you should send your application preferrably online with your availability details and salary expectations. About us Telespazio VEGA Deutschland is the first choice aerospace company for IT and engineering solutions and services. With more than 350 employees in Germany we shape the future of aerospace together and beyond. Our staff play a key role in determining our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, diffrent cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork.

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WVU opens new research facility to extract valuable rare earth elements from acid mine drainage

2018-07-22 12:57:08| Green Car Congress

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