EPS-SG LEOP and Operations Preparation Engineer (VN18 17)

  • Company: EUMETSAT
  • Job Location: Darmstadt - Germany
  • Date: April 6, 2018 09:40
  • Employment Type: Any
  • Experience: medior
  • Job Functions:

    Engineering, Information Technology, Science

Job summary

Help us prepare and support the launch and operation of the next generation of polar orbiting satellites.

To find out more go to https://onlineapplication.eumetsat.int and apply by 6th May 2018. We anticipate holding interviews the week commencing 11th June

Job description

EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment. We observe the atmosphere and ocean and land surfaces from Space using a system of satellites, 365 days a year, offering images and data to provide insights into weather situations, environmental hazards and climate change.  Our work helps users worldwide to monitor changes in these to protect lives, lifestyles and properties.   EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation (EPS-SG) represents Europe's contribution to the future Joint Polar System with the United States. This programme is expected to be one of the most important sources of satellite observations for all forecasts based on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) in the 2021–2040 time-frame.


In our EPS-SG System Team, we require an engineer to support the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) activities of Metop-SG A and B satellites and help to prepare for their operations. You will support the procurement of LEOP services, ensure that related deliverables are provided on time, prepare for and participate in our simulations and rehearsals. 



We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and a great working environment.  Have a look at our website to find out more about what we offer.


EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women and is seeking to recruit nationals from its Member States. Please see our website for further details.



Job qualifications

This is an outstanding opportunity to become involved in one of our most exciting future missions. You will have worked on at least one LEOP and have experience of the operations preparations phase of an Earth Observation satellite mission.  You are aware of industry standards, with the capacity to understand complex issues in an operational environment.  Capable of being calm in a fast paced environment, you will need to be able to communicate effectively under pressure, being aware of the conflicting interests of every stakeholder.