Liaison AIT Engineer



Sentinel 3 Satellite

Required Start Date

April 2013




Submission Deadline




Cannes, France


Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an Engineer (m/f) filling the role of GMES Sentinel-3 Liaison AIT Engineer in Cannes, France covering the completion of the A and B satellites AIT.


The Sentinel-3 satellite will complete the integration of the platform and the instruments and will undergo the environmental test campaign in Cannes – France.


In order to get timely delivery of a fully verified and compliant system, ESA intends to work in close relation with the industrial Prime Contractor to efficiently follow-up the AIT process.  Improved visibility shall allow early risk identification and mitigation and shorter decision loops.


The duties require on-site presence at the Prime Contractor premises (Cannes – France) most of the week in the ESA liaison office, in meetings or in the clean room. 


The Liaison AIT Engineer shall report to the Satellite Engineering and AIV Manager and shall be the liaison between the ESA Project team and the Prime Contractor team.


Main tasks of the position will be:

Ensuring the liaison between the Industrial Prime and the ESA Project team, in close collaboration with the Satellite AIT engineer, the duties are in particular:


  • To oversee the satellite AIT plan and its implementation.
  • To participate on the Customer side to all AIT steps, from preparation (TRR’s) till completion (PTR’s, TRB’s).
  • To participate on the Customer side to the follow-up of NCR’s (NRB’s).
  • To participate on the Customer side to the regular (e.g. weekly) status meetings between the Prime Contractor and the ESA Project team.
  • To regularly meet with and report to the ESA Project on the AIT status and risk areas.
  • To participate as observer to the daily AIT meeting and to inform the ESA Team about the short term and long term planning.
  • To oversee the configuration status of the hardware, software, databases and GSE’s present in the clean room.
  • To maintain the AIT documentation database with the latest revision of all AIT documents (including NCR’s, Minutes of Meetings), their review cycle status.
  • To ensure a smooth liaison between the teams for review cycles of documentation and test results.
  • To perform background tasks in support to the Project when needed.

Academic Requirements

Academic requirements: A University degree (or equivalent) in engineering or physics.

Specific Requirements

Specific Qualification Requirements:

· Experience in satellite AIT, including clean-room activities

· Overall understanding of Satellite systems.

· Fluent in French (spoken) and English (spoken and written)

· Teamwork and inter-personal skills.

· Flexibility required at times for working in shifts or during week-ends.

· Willingness to travel on a regular basis.


Background information


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



The candidate shall also be asked to undergo Security Clearance for this position. 

You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online until 22nd February 2013 to: Andrée Scherschel (


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