Galileo Flight Operations Engineer (m/f)



LSE Space is looking for an Engineer (m/f) fulfilling the task of Flight Operations Engineering to support the Galileo Project in Oberpfaffenhofen.

Required Start Date

 March 2014



Submission Deadline

 21st February 2914


Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany), GCC

Technical Requirements

The Galileo Project requires engineering support for monitoring and controlling the overall preparation and execution of the Galileo operations activities.

The service will support the activities of the Galileo Constellation Operations Unit (HSO-OGC) in coordinating the definition, preparation, testing, validation, and implementation of the Galileo constellation operations, as required to meet the overall Galileo end-user service’s needs.

Galileo constellation operations activities are performed in the Galileo Control Centres (Oberpfaffenhofen and Fucino ) and LEOP centres (Darmstadt and Toulouse).

The service will be provided to the Galileo Constellation Operations unit, and in support of the ESA Constellation Operations Evolution Engineer at GCC-D, covering the following activities: 


·         Follow-up of the spacecraft design and constellation operations engineering activities;

·         Follow-up of the GCS and GMS design for their impact on the constellation operations engineering activities;

·         Coordination, follow-up and guidance on constellation operations preparation, testing, validation campaigns and execution activities in the GCCs, in particular for the areas that impact Galileo end-user services provision;

·         Monitoring the performance of the space segment infrastructure and participation in Anomaly Review Boards and closure of the associated actions;

·         Coordination of the different parties participating in the constellation operations related Operations reviews and Progress Meetings.

Academic Requirements

·         A University Degree in Aerospace Engineering or in an equivalent discipline

Specific Requirements

·         Significant senior engineering experience of spacecraft flight/constellation operation related activities, with experience in management tasks i.e. managing spacecraft operations.

·         A proven experience in a commercial/industrial environment and/or experience related to flight/constellation operations in the Galileo project (GIOVE, IOV) will be considered an asset.

·         Experience in mission operations preparation and execution

·         Good spacecraft knowledge on a subsystem level

·         Experience in working in an operational environment

·         Ability to understand and accurately predict behaviour of complex systems

·         Well-organised, able to prioritise and manage several activities in parallel

·         Familiarity with operational training

·         Familiarity with operational simulators, ideally SimSat

·         Familiarity with satellite control systems, ideally SCOS2000

·         Familiarity with programming/scripting languages (e.g. C++, Java, JavaScript)

·         Familiarity with the ESOC working environment and Quality Management System (QMS)

·         Knowledge of satellite or ground operations, or non-space operational environments

·         Experience with pre-launch activities and launch campaigns of satellites.

·         Experience in instructional design methodologies

·         Familiarity with effective teamwork  principles and team building aspects


Additional skills required:

  • System-minded and a team player
  • Able to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Fluent in English, both in speech and writing


Background information


Location: The position will be based in Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany), the service will also require travel to ESOC, ESTEC, Fucino (IT) and other European sites.




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.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (CV in Word format) not later than 21st February 2014 to:

Andrée Scherschel (

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