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Ground Station Operations Engineer (m/f)

   

Project 

Galileo LEOP Services

Required Start Date

April 2013


 


Duration

TBD

 

Submission Deadline

11th February 2013

 

Location

ESOC, Darmstadt

 

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an Engineer (m/f) filling the role of Ground Station Operations Engineer (GOE) at ESOC in Darmstadt.

The Galileo LEOP operations will be carried out by a team comprising CNES and ESOC engineers. The plan is for LEOPs to take place alternately at CNES Toulouse and ESOC Darmstadt, with the team taking part in the LEOPs at each site. There will be 2 Ground Operations Managers (GOMs), one will be normally based at each of the sites and the holder of this post will report to the ESOC Ground Operations Manager. Each launch will comprise a minimum of 2 spacecraft and possibly up to 4.  While the two first pair of Galileo Satellites had been launched (IOV-1 and IOV-2), the holder of this post will support the upcoming  IOC1 (LEOP support from ESOC) and IOC2 (LEOP support from CNES) plus the follow on missions. The working language across the team is English.

During the remaining time periods, the post holder will be assigned work as GOE for other missions, specifically in the area of launcher tracking.

This position might require to be on mission (away from ESOC) for extended period.

Main tasks of the position will be:

·         Developing and managing the LEOP mission timeline;

 

·         Preparation for LEOP operations in coordination with Ground Operations Manager, Spacecraft Operation Manager and Operation Director (consulting the operations concept document, interface definitions for the ground elements, scheduling, etc.);

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·         Development of the Galileo Launch Folder;

 

·         Development and review of the ground segment procedures;

 

 

·         Providing specialist advice on the ground segment;

 

·         Development, management and execution of the MRTs, DFTs, Tracking Campaigns;

 

 

·         Identification, recording, investigation and progression of ground anomalies during the SVTs;

 

·         MRTs, simulations campaigns and LEOPs;

 

 

·         Preparation for, and participation in, the simulations campaigns;

 

·         Assistance to the simulations officer to provided specialist ground segment knowledge for the simulations campaigns;

 

 

·         Participation in the 5-6 day LEOPs in the role of a Ground Operations Manager, thereby executing applicable Classified and Un-Classified procedures.  This will involve shift-working to provide 24 hour support to the spacecraft;

 

·         Provide Ground Segment Support for activities like Risk Analysis, Secure Monitoring Procedures, Incident Investigation, etc., as required;

 

 

·         Providing any necessary ground segment support to operations in the drift phase of the spacecraft;

 

·         Contribution to the post-LEOP reports;

 

 

·         The holder of the post will closely cooperate with the Galileo Operations Director, CNES GOM and Spacecraft Operations Manager for the Galileo LEOP missions.

 

Additionally, support to the preparation or operations of other missions delegated to the Division may be required as requested by the Head of Section (HSO-ONX) or the Ground Operations Manager. This requires in particular:

 

·         Development and review of the ground station procedures;

 

·         Providing specialist advice on the ground segment;

 

·         Conduct and report on technical and operational qualification of the groundstation;

 

·         Development, management and execution of the MRTs, DFTs, Tracking Campaigns.

 

·         Identification, recording, investigation and progression of ground anomalies during the pre-launch tests, MRTs and LEOPs;

 

·         Participation in the LEOPs in the role of a Ground Operations Manager, in the case of launcher tracking locally at the groundstation. This will involve extended travelling and shift-work;

 

·         Contribution to the post-support reports.

Academic Requirements

A University degree (or equivalent) in engineering or physics together with a good professional experience of several years in Ground Operations.
Specific Requirements

 

Background information

Benefits:

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

 

Security:

The candidate shall also be asked to undergo Security Clearance for this position.  Knowledge of French is a strong benefit.

 

You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online until 11th February 2013 to: Andrée Scherschel (andree.scherschel@lsespace.com)

 

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