Satellite Platform Operations Engineer (m/f)



MSG Spacecraft Operations 

Required Start Date

June 2014 



Submission Deadline

14th May 2014 


Darmstadt - EUMETSAT

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for 2 experienced Engineers (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of

Satellite Platform Operations Engineering Support

for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.

The Key persons will be integrated in the MSG Spacecraft Operations Team. His/her tasks in the area of S/C platform routine operations and operations preparation will typically include:

·         Familiarisation with the MSG satellite design and operations procedures as necessary;

·         Support to the conduct of routine operations of the in-orbit MSG spacecrafts and to the commissioning of MSG-4.

·         Provision of Satellite Operations Engineer (SOE) on-call service;

·         Performance evaluation and trend analysis to monitor the in-flight behaviour of the spacecraft, including support to yearly and specific operations reviews (e.g. eclipses, reconditioning, manoeuvres, decontamination, etc);

·         Contribute to the maintenance of:

·         o Automated and Manual procedures,

·         o Operational database o Special operation instructions,

·         o Other operational documentation (e.g. SOE Guide, Contingency Ops Guide etc) for the preparation and the execution of System Validation Tests, commissioning and in-orbit satellite operations;

·         Support for the maintenance of the MSG Flight Operation Manual;

·         Satellite Simulator maintenance support and provision of the necessary input to the simulator maintenance team;

·         Support to the satellite monitoring and control facility maintenance team to ensure that the facility, including the telemetry analysis tools, is always fit for its purpose;

·         Participation to the activities related to the MSG Routine Operations Support provided by the MSG satellites manufacturer;

·         Analysis and investigation of operational events and anomalies particularly relating to the operations of the MSG Spacecraft and associated ground segment elements;

·         Preparation and production of routine reports as necessary;

·         Participation in the preparation and specification of system updates;

·         Preparation of technical notes and attendance at technical meetings and reviews;

·         Preparation & presentation of Flight Ops Team training material wrt S/C Operations.

·         Contribution to the MTG system operations concepts for S/C operations related topics.

·         Support, as requested, the specification and reviews of the different operations related elements of the MTG system (including satellites and ground segments).

·         Support the MTG operations preparations activities, mainly at Space Segment level but including also Ground Segment aspects.

·         Support, as requested, the satellite simulator development / procurement follow-up and maintenance and provide the necessary input to the simulator team.

·         Review technical notes and attendance at technical meetings and reviews;

·         Participation to the definition and execution of the Operational System Validation activities such as SVTs, rehearsals and the necessary training activities for the various operations personnel prior to system commissioning.

·         Contribute to the definition of MTG commissioning activities.

Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

·         Experience of spacecraft system operations

·         MSG and/or MTP satellites operations or geostationary satellite operations in general;

·         Routine spacecraft operations in general;

·         Operations preparation of a satellite project.

·         Operations and/or design of Electrical Power Subsystems or of Attitude and Orbit Control subsystem.

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 14th May 2014.


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