Mission Control System Operations Engineer

Darmstadt, Germany
08 Aug 2018
09 Sep 2018
VN18 52
Job Type
Engineer, Graduate

Do you have the engineering expertise to manage and maintain our mission control systems for our LEO satellites?

We are developing the second generation of operational Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and instruments for earth observations, which will constitute the new reference point for numerical weather prediction and climate monitoring for the next 20-30 years.

We are looking for an Engineer to manage our mission control systems for our fleet of LEO satellites and to support operations preparations for our new generation EPS Second Generation (EPS-SG) systems including the launch and commissioning of its first satellites.

The first satellite is due for launch in 2022 followed by five further launches, spaced over time to ensure continuity over the next 20 years.

This is an opportunity to be part of one of the most important global space projects for weather and climate forecasting.


At EUMETSAT we procure, operate and control a fleet of satellites and payloads that support our missions.  We have teams of engineers, scientists and managers dedicated to ensuring the continuity of our services.  It is an exciting time as we are prepare for the next generation of meteorological satellites, ensuring the 24/7 availability of our existing fleet.  We continuously work to improve the quality of our data and how we share it with our users and partners.  This information is used to forecast the weather, and to monitor sea surface temperatures and air quality.  Our use of technology is vital to everyday life.

Your role

With significant experience in space, ideally in operations and /or operations preparation of LEO satellite systems, you will bring your experience of developing, maintaining and operating mission control systems to this challenging and professionally rewarding role.  You will plan and schedule operations, rectify anomalies and support the development, verification and validation of the next generation of satellites. Working with partners and suppliers, you will assess any issues that arise and use your expertise to contribute to the development of controls for future missions. Evaluation and trend analysis will also form part of your role.

We are a fast paced, operational organisation, working closely with users and partners from industry and space agencies. You must be highly organised, with strong planning skills and the capability to analyse and respond to complex situations. 

What we offer

We work in a collaborative, international environment which offers you a competitive salary and outstanding benefits.  You will work with people who are experts in their fields and get the opportunity to work on cutting- edge projects. We value diversity and seek to recruit nationals from our Member States. You must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.

Does this sound like you?

Have a look at our website to find out how you can make a world of difference. The closing date is 9th September.  Interviews w/c 15th October.