Galileo Operations Service Engineer (m/f)



Galileo Mission

Required Start Date

September 2013



Submission Deadline




The location of the work will be ESTEC with the possibility of relocation to Galileo Control Centre to be considered at a later stage.


Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty as Galileo Operations Service Engineer at ESTEC in Noordwijk/Netherlands.

The Galileo Project, as part of the Galileo Service Level Agreement requires engineering support for monitoring and controlling the overall preparation and execution of the Galileo Early Services operations activities.

The holder of the post will support the Galileo Operations Engineering Unit in the coordinating of the definition, preparation, testing, validation, and implementation of the Galileo Early Service operations for the system and user community, as required to meet the overall Galileo requirements.

This concerns the Operations service activities performed in the Galileo Control Centres, the Galileo remote stations, the Galileo external entities and the User Communities.

For his day to day work he/she will report to the Head of the Galileo Engineering Operations Unit in order to provide regular support to the Galileo Operations Procurement Office.

The tasks of this post include in particular:

•Follow the definition and implementation of the overall Service KPIs to be applied to Galileo during the Early Service Validation and Provision phases, and coordinate the technical definition, implementation and validation of the specific operational KPIs.

•Regular review and consolidation of OPS contractor’s contribution to the Service Provision schedule and constraints impacting the Service Provision.

•Support the preparation and validating the operational procedures for interfacing with the external service providers.

•Collection, preparation and reporting to the Galileo Project Operations team of all the operations products necessary for the generation of the Galileo NAGU’s by direct interface with the Operations contractor for the inputs collection.

•Collection, preparation, formatting of the Operations Input (Operations Service Messages) to the Galileo Service Reports in close cooperation with the Galileo Project System Team from one side and the OPS contractor on the other side.

•Supporting the GALILEO Engineering Boards by ensuring the proper flow down and implementation of the Early Services Specifications down to Operations Contractor.

•Supporting the Galileo Anomaly Review Boards and Configuration Control Boards in the area of operational activities impacting Early Services.

•Supporting the organisation of the GALILEO Project Operations Service Reviews.

•Support the achievement of Operations readiness for GALILEO Services Provision.

Academic Requirements

University degree or equivalent education in Electric or Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering.

Specific Requirements

· Significant experience in position for operations and/or service provision related activities, with some experience in management tasks.

· A proven experience in in a commercial/industrial environment is required.

· Experience related to developments in the Galileo project (GIOVE, IOV, IOC) will be considered an asset.

· Good communication skills.

· The capability to work in a complex environment.

· Good practical and analytical skills.

· Perfect command of English, verbal and written.

· Willingness to travel frequently within Europe.


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.

You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (CV in Word format) until 29th June  2013 to:

Andrée Scherschel (


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