EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.
As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)
EUMETSAT is now inviting well qualified candidates from its Member States to apply for the following post:
Are you able to support our Copernicus Sentinel-3 Spacecraft Operations Team providing engineering activities including flight operations and the preparation for operations of planned future launches and commissioning? If so then we’d love to hear from you.
EUMETSAT is the European satellite agency for monitoring weather and climate. Bringing together the resources of 30 Member States, we develop and operate a range of satellite systems surveying the atmosphere, ocean and climate that deliver information 24 hours a day. Our data is vital to weather forecasts that enable us to protect lives and property as well as monitoring the changing climate. EUMETSAT is now developing the next generation of satellite systems, shaping its long-term future.
We are inviting applications from engineers with experience of the space sector and keen to work in a high availability, 24/7 operational environment. The role will give you the opportunity to support the planning and execution of routine operations for the current Copernicus Sentinel 3 (S-3) satellites, as well as participating in the operational preparation activities for the future S-3 satellites.
Within the Copernicus Sentinel-3 (S-3) Spacecraft Operations Team, the S-3 Spacecraft Operations Engineer participates in all activities related to flight operations and the preparation for operations of S-3 satellites, including preparation for the launch, commissioning and operations of the recurrent S-3 satellites (S-3B, C & D) in cooperation with ESA. EUM/VN(17)34 2
The main duties will be as follows:
Along with a university degree (or equivalent) in engineering, you shall ideally have skills/experience in each of the following areas:
In addition to attractive salary and benefits, we offer an outstanding working environment in Darmstadt, ‘the City of Science’. We provide relocation support and comprehensive health and social welfare provision if applicable.
This post is graded A2/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 5,443 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable on the basis of skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits.
Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site. EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.
Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT. EUMETSAT does not operate a nationality quota system but, in recruiting Staff members, the geographical distribution will be taken into account.
Closing date is 22 August 2017 with interviews provisionally booked for w/c 17th September.
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2 - 5 years
|Job Location:||Darmstadt , Germany|
|Keywords:||Copernicus Sentinel-3 Spacecraft Operations Engineer,|