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EOP Engineering Support for Copernicus - Post Launch Support


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Description: 

Job code: RT-S/EOP-PM/00096

Job posted on: Thu, 2018-03-15 12:36

Location: ESTEC-Noordwijk

Country: The Netherlands

Education: Master degree

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: within 2 months

Specific Tasks

The following tasks shall be performed by the contractor:
 coordinate the internal & external support to PLS (ESA Project Team, TEC experts, Mission Analysis & System Support, Industry);
 coordinate with the ESA Project Team (were relevant) to exchange technical status on the flying- and non-flying satellite(s), identifying coordination issues of relevance and following them to conclusion;
 Support PLS at the regular (weekly) Operations Boards;
 Support the Operations Team(s) by providing or facilitating responses to technical support requests from either the Flight operations Segment (FOS) or Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS);
 Maintain & distribute the PLS On-Call lists to the FOS (& other parties where relevant) in a timely manner;
 Support the Mission Manager and his/her team by providing technical advice related to issues of Satellite(s) performance;
 Support the Project Team(s) by providing timely & pertinent feedback on any issue detected in-flight with potential impact on satellite(s) still under development;
 provide specific technical expertise to support Performance Monitoring, Analysis & Optimisation tasks and Anomaly Investigations, with overall aim to improve mission quality and/or lifetime;
 Preparation of Technical Documentation, such as Reports, Technical Notes and other requested documentation;
 Review and synthesis of Technical Reports and documents produced by Industry, and extraction of relevant technical information for use in generation of PLS Performance metrics and reports;
 organise and support the 6-monthly In-Orbit Performance Reviews in cooperation with the Industrial Prime contractor, including associated follow-up activities (eg administration, actions follow up etc);
 respond to Anomaly Warnings received from the Flight Operations Segment (FOS) in an appropriate & timely manner, providing support and facilitating the necessary follow-on actions;
 Supporting and lead complex investigations that arise as a result of satellite performance and anomalies, ensuring adequate coordination with involved partners (MM, FOS, Industry, Project, Management);
 prepare, coordinate & follow-up on engineering requests for the Industrial contractors in support of Anomaly Investigations and other technical analyses;
 support the meetings of the Satellite Configuration Control Board (CCB);
 support Satellite Decommissioning & Disposal activities as required by Mission status;
 Monitor, track and report the status of activities performed by the Industrial contractors in support of the PLS function (technical, commercial and schedule status);
 Preparation of Commercial Documentation, such as Statement of Work and other requested documentation;
 review commercial payment requests & the associated justifications submitted by Industry (regular milestones or as result of ad-hoc Cost Reimbursement activities);
 Bring innovation to satellite performance analysis by investigating emerging technologies that enhance the ability for early detection of performance trends and deviations.
 maintain the relevant PLS technical records, databases & documentation in accordance with established procedures;
 maintain a regular (weekly) reporting & coordination with the PLS Manager
Education and Experience
 University degree in a relevant Engineering discipline;
 Minimum 10 years of experience and a significant background in one or more of the following domains: Satellite Operations, Spacecraft Development (including Project Engineering, Equipment/Subsystem Procurement, Assembly Integration & Test)
 Minimum 3 years experience working as a System Engineer or with a System Coordination function in any of the above domains;
 Good understanding of the Satellite Phase E2 Routine Operations Organisation and the typical activities performed;
 Good understanding of the factors affecting the short- and long-term performance of Satellites and their main subsystems or payloads;
 Proven experience & ability at working in an environment with multiple external interfaces
 Good at working in a team and a proactive attitude to solving problems.
 Fluent English language (oral and written);
 Autonomy in writing technical notes, specifications and reports in English;
 Good interpersonal skills and team spirit;
 Demonstrable multidisciplinary or system-level experience in the satellite engineering domain;
 Previous working experience in a multinational environment is desirable; and
Deadline for the application: 6/4/2018
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