EPS-SG System Planning Support Engineer



 EPS-SG System Team in the Low Earth Orbit Division (LEO)

Required Start Date

 September 2013



Submission Deadline

 15th August 2013



Technical Requirements

The key person would be a member of the EPS-SG System Team in the Low Earth Orbit Division (LEO) at EUMETSAT and be involved in supporting the EPS-SG phase B system development activities. The support will focus on defining and maintaining the system development logic, schedule and all subsystem interactions.

The tasks and responsibilities of the key person to be undertaken during the EPS-SG Phase B will typically include the following:

· Define a system development logic covering all system elements, up to the time of the handover of the last satellite to the Operations Department

· Prepare and maintain a detailed system development schedule in coordination with all subsystems and partners, together with a critical path analysis of each version of the schedule

· Identify all interactions between subsystems and partners, and associate them with main system development milestones and the program work breakdown structure

· Provide inputs to the sections of the System Development Plan concerning system development logic, schedule and interactions

· Put into place a database of all interactions allowing their subsequent management

· Prepare and maintain Interactions Documents defining all interactions between

subsystems, together with their need dates. Interactions will cover such areas as:

· Deliverables: hardware, software, databases, documentation, algorithms, test data sets, tools, configuration statuses

· Support: mutual review support, joint test and operational rehearsals preparation and execution, test data analyses

· Access: to services, sites, facilities, infrastructure and interfaces

· Follow up all subsystem developments and participate in any necessary meetings and reviews

· Track progress against agreed development plans and Interaction Documents and signal any likely or identified deviations from these plans, together with proposals to reduce the impact of any delays

· Provide regular summary reports on system development progress against the development schedule and the status of interactions

Academic Requirements

University degree in engineering, science or equivalent.
Specific Requirements

Required experience and skills are:

·         Proven experience in the field of large scale system development.

·         Experience of large space systems (space and/or ground segment).

·         Demonstrated ability to define system development logic and schedules and successfully implement them

·         Proficiency with MS-Project

·         Demonstrated experience of defining system interactions and successfully implementing them in a large project.

·         Perfect command of English, verbal and written.


Background information


Benefits: A permanent employment contract. Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Career path.


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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