System and Ground Station Operations Engineering [extended deadline 5th September 2018]

The tasks to be performed will include:

  • System and Ground segment operations preparation activities
  • Ground segment procurement(s) for the future programmes (including acceptance and validation phase )
  • Review documentation and attend formal reviews as part of the procurement process
  • Supporting and witnessing IV&V testing for future programmes
  • Definition and maintenance of operations procedures, including system and ground segment procedures and operations guides
  • Liaison with the spacecraft operations team to ensure the continuity and optimisation of spacecraft monitoring and control activities
  • Day to day operations of current and future ground stations (including day-to-day planning, monitoring and first line anomaly investigations)
  • Processing and coordination of system and ground segment anomalies (in particular but not limited to ground stations ), their documentation, investigation, classification and resolution/mitigation, including participation in Anomaly Review Boards
  • Analysis of ground station obsolescence, and upgrade paths within a 24/7 operations environment
  • Participation in technical meetings, formal reviews, and scheduling and planning meetings
  • Provision of training, through written materials, practical demonstrations and presentations, to other members of the Operations and Engineering Teams.


In addition to having a university degree in a relevant technical discipline or the equivalent work experience, the Key Person shall have the following mandatory attributes:

  • at least two years experience in a real-time spacecraft operations environment
  • at least two years experience in the routine operations of satellites – preferably in an earth observation environment
  • experience of the preparation and use of operational procedures, databases, displays and documentation

Experience of the following would be a distinct advantage:

  • experience in the operations preparation and routine operations of Geostationary (‘GEO’) and/or Low Earth Orbit (‘LEO’) satellite systems
  • experience in the procurement phase of ground segments for satellite monitoring and control and mission data reception, ideally in the Earth Observation domain
  • experience of document management and configuration control processes
  • experience of development and upgrades within a 24/7 operations environment
  • experience in defining user interfaces for operations (HMI, reports etc.)

Apply by sending an email to with an updated Curriculum Vitae (using the online tool) with the EUROPASS CV format.