Instrument Team Management Support in the LEO Division (m/f)



LEO Programmes EPS First and Second Generation, Jason-3 and Sentinel-3 

Required Start Date

June 2014 



Submission Deadline

14th May 2014 


Darmstadt - EUMETSAT

Technical Requirements  

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of

Instrument Team Management Support in the LEO Division

for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.

The EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) is a major programme in the LEO Division. Within the EPS, the Metop satellites embark a series of meteorological instruments and other payload items either as EUMETSAT provisions to a joint EUMETSAT/ESA team, and ultimately to the Metop Prime Contractor as customer furnished items (CFI's) or joint EUM/ESA provisions.

In the current phase of the EPS Programme where the development is completed and all instruments have already been delivered to the Metop satellites, even if due to some anomalies or failures some instruments are still in rework or repair the role of the LEO Instrument Team is twofold:

•             Responsible for the provision of the CFI instruments and associated deliverables, monitoring of functioning and performance of all instruments during AIT for the Metop-C satellite, follow-up of any anomaly and of the associated corrective actions, support to launch and commissioning until the formal handover to the Operations Department in EUMETSAT.

•             Support to routine operations for the Metop-A and B satellites.

In addition, the LEO Instrument Team is currently supporting the preparatory activities for the Post-EPS Programme and is also expected to be involved in the other programmes within the LEO Division.

The tasks include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

·         Provision of support to the Instrument Team Leader (and his Deputy) in management related aspects.

·         Support and participation to instrument and satellite reviews, e.g. Flight Acceptance Reviews, generation of RIDs.

·         Ensure the technical coordination of the Metop instruments in support to the EPS Project Manager and liaise as needed with EUMETSAT Partners (ESA / NOAA / NASA / CNES)

·         Support the EPS Project Manager for the MHS FM4 follow-on.

·         Support instrument related storage/de-storage activities, re-activation and re- calibration campaigns.

·         Support the investigations and corrective actions related to anomalies occurring on Metop instruments on ground or in orbit.

·         Support preparation of launch campaigns, Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) activities and satellite commissioning.

·         Support to the generation and maintenance of instrument related documents.

·         Support to the preparation and maintenance of presentation material related to instruments.

·         Support to the control of the baseline definition of each instrument (including evaluation of Change Requests, Change Proposals, Requests for Waiver / Deviation, Interface Control Documents etc.).

·         Critical analysis of instrument related schedules of satellite activities.

·         Monitoring of deliverables to and from EUMETSAT's partner agencies and industry.

·         Maintenance of an instrument issues tracker.

·         Tracking of actions on instrument related issues and support to close out of such actions.

·         Drafting correspondence to EUMETSAT's partner agencies and industry.

·         Participation to meetings (with partner agencies, contractors, internal, etc.) as appropriate.

·         Support also as requested the EPS Second Generation Programme for the instruments aspects.

Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

·         Experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks with the minimum of supervision.

·         Proven background in space hardware projects and project management positions - preferably in the area of remote sensing instruments.

·         Knowledge of QA processes and procedures.

·         Good computing skills with a familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Access, etc.).

·         Good interpersonal skills.

·         Experience of working on a collaborative programme between different partners.

Perfect command of English, verbal and written. Knowledge of French would be an asset.


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 to until 19th May 2014.


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