Metop Spacecraft Operations Engineer Consultant Support (m/f)



LSE Space is looking for 2 experienced Engineers (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty as Metop Spacecraft Operations Engineer Consultant Support for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.


Required Start Date

September 2013 



Submission Deadline

26th August 2013 



Technical Requirements

· Support to the routine operations of Metop A, - B and preparing for Metop-C, comprising:

- Provision of operational expertise to one or more platform subsystems and/or payload instruments;

- Maintain the corresponding operations documentation and flight procedures, including the update and operational validation of procedures releases in a configuration controlled environment;

- Perform trending and performance analysis on the corresponding subsystems and instruments, including definition and possibly prototyping of additional analysis checks where necessary;

- Investigations into satellite anomalies. This may require a close co-operation with the Operations Support Entity (in ESTEC and Industry);

- Participation in the satellite on-call support rota;

- Identification and support to implementation of system and process improvements concerning the Metop Spacecraft Operations Team responsibilities and interfaces.

· Support to the system and operations preparation of Metop Second Generation satellites

- Provide inputs and / or review the definition of system and satellite operational concepts;

- Review space to ground interface specifications and flight operations manuals

- Support the definition of tools and processes required to prepare for and operate the satellites.

· Support to the system and operations preparation of other LEO satellites

- Provide operations preparation support as required to the Sentinel-3 and Jason-CS developments.

Academic Requirements

University degree in engineering, science or equivalent.

Specific Requirements

· Experience with Spacecraft monitor and control operations

· Knowledge of Spacecraft operations preparation engineering

· Proven track record on Low Earth Orbit spacecraft design or Assembly Integration and Test activities at system or subsystem level

· Perfect command of English, verbal and written

· Self-motivated and able to work in an organised and efficient manner with minimum supervision

· Strong data analysis, processing and synthesis skills


The following experience would be additional assets:

· In-orbit operations of Low Earth Orbit Earth Observation satellites

· Experience in the operation or development of satellite ground segment facilities, in particular procedure development, monitor and control, mission planning, on-board software management, performance analysis, configuration management and simulator facilities

· Specification of system and operational concepts, facility requirements

· Familiarity with system change control and configuration management procedures

· Data analysis software packages such as MATLAB

· File parsing languages such as PERL, AWK

· Use of VBA for development of ad-hoc tools in MS Office applications


Background information

Location of work: EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.

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 26th August 2013 via our application tool on



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