Ground Segment Operations Engineer Galileo (m/f)



Galileo FOC Ops Services

Required Start Date

mid January 2015



Submission Deadline

5th December 2014 



Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) fulfilling the task of

Ground Segment Operations Engineering

in the Galileo Control Center for our customer GfR in Oberpfaffenhofen.


The scope of this position is to fulfill the tasks of the ground operations engineer at GCC-D within

Galileo FOC operations preparation phase.


The main tasks of the position will be:


·         Maintenance of Ground Operations Products (Ground procedures, plans and databases)

·         Prepare/support/execute Ground Operations

·         Prepare/support/execute Validation activities.

·         Support to identify Ground anomaly and assist with the investigation

·         Assist to interface with the remote sites support which interact with the GCS (TTCF support, IOT, Satellite Manufacture (SATMAN), External Spacecraft Control Centre (ESCC) etc)

·         Assist with the planning and Coordination of GCS Maintenance Upgrades (particularly to ensure there is no service impact)

·         Provide support for the progressive automation of Constellation Operations

·         Preparation and participation of SCTCs and Simulations

·         Procedure development and validation, testing, result reporting.

·         Monitor services’ performance and trigger corrective actions

·         Generate and maintain ground operations documentation

·         Follow up/support reviews and milestones

·         Generate reports as required

·         Take over ground position/duty on call (support of routine and special operations)

·         Anomaly Reports handling (writing, action processing, support of review boards)

·         Ground Operations Planning. Coordination and planning of ground activities.


Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

Required qualifications and work experience:

·         Expert knowledge on Ground System is a must

·         Knowledge on  Ground operations

·         Knowledge of the GALILEO project

·         Experience with pre-launch activities and launch campaigns

·         Willingness taking over duty on-call to provide Ground Operations Support 24/7

·         Comfortable using LINUX


Additional skills required:

  • System-minded and a team player
  • Very good social skills
  • 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
  • German language skills would be an asset


Background information


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 5th December 2014 to:

Andrée Scherschel (


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