System Operations Engineer-Galileo Second Generation (m/f/d) ESTEC



Galileo Second Generation

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ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

Technical Requirements

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

      System Operations Engineer-Galileo Second Generation

      for our customer ESTEC  in Noordwijk, NL

For our activities at ESTEC, we are currently seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic Engineer to be primarily assigned to the System Operations Engineering of the Galileo Second Generation supporting at the same time other missions (e.g. Galileo First Generation) within the Galileo programme.

Tasks and Activities

The primary areas of responsibility consists in the definition of the System Operations concepts and requirements for the next generation of Galileo, through active interfacing with System and Segments design experts, to ensure that the system functionalities and performances fulfill the mission objectives of the new Galileo generation.

The general activities to be provided by the Key person (depending on the phase of the mission) are:

•    Define and maintain the System Operations project documentation for the next Generation of Galileo, including the System Level Operations Concept, both CLA and UNCLA and the Operations Service Requirement Document. Particular focus is expected on the compatibility analysis between the new generation of Galileo Satellites and the Ground Segment evolutions, the new planning functionalities as well as operations automation and monitoring and control aspects.

•    Identify the required Operational Improvements to be injected in the new system functional architecture definition, based on a systematic analysis of the lessons learned derived from the Galileo first generation.

•    Interface the System design experts within the Project to ensure that the system functionalities and performances fulfill the new mission objectives and operability requirements for all the different mission scenarios and system operating modes.

•    Based on the operations concept evolution and lessons learned analysis, derive operability requirements in support of the System and Segment requirements definition and consolidation.

•    Support the Galileo Project Office on the interactions with the Galileo GNSS Supervisory Authority Agency  (GSA) for the definition of operational needs coming from service requirements.

•    Active participation to Galileo Evolution Engineering Boards, System and Segments Working Groups.

•    Active participation to Galileo System and Segments Project Reviews and coordination of the interaction between the operations team and the Galileo Project Office.

•    Two European missions are foreseen monthly.


Academic Requirements


Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.


Specific Requirements

Skills and Experience

In order to deliver the above requirements as efficiently as possible you will need to have demonstrated experience in the following:

•    Advanced knowledge of the current Galileo system and its expected evolution.

•    Proven experience in operations engineering (analysis of mission requirements, operational feasibility, identification of main operational drivers and definition of system operational concepts) to support both ground mission control system and satellite design to ensure that the overall system functionalities and performances fulfill the mission objectives and operability requirements.

•    Good understanding of mission control systems integration and verification, including the integration and testing of the individual ground elements up to the progressive integration and acceptance of the whole system and related interfaces

•    Advanced knowledge of the current Galileo operational processes related to operations preparation, validation and execution and related interfaces

•    Proven experience in engineering coordination tasks and capability to interface system design experts at both Project and Industry support level

•    Good communication skills and the ability to carry on activities and interact in a complex teamwork environment. Good practical and analytical skills are also required

The following skills would be highly desirable:

•    Experience in a commercial/industrial environment

•    Ability to multi-task efficiently; working on multiple activities

•    Familiarity with the ESTEC environment


Background information

Special Requirements:

Security clearance: The appointment is subject to the selected candidate having or obtaining personal security clearance from his/her national security authority.

Security: 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.

Location of work: ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

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

Are you looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment?

Then please apply online as soon as possible.

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