LEO Flight Dynamics Engineer

  • Company: EUMETSAT
  • Job Location: Darmstadt - Germany
  • Internal reference: VN17 64
  • Date: December 15, 2017 01:00
  • Employment Type: permanent
  • Experience: medior
  • Job Functions:

    Engineering, Information Technology, Quality Assurance, Science, Strategy / Planning

Job summary

Can you utilise your knowledge of spaceflight mechanics to help us maintain the operational orbits of our low earth orbit (LEO) satellites?

Job description

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 data 24 hours a day. Our data is vital to weather forecasts that protect lives and property, and to monitoring the changing climate. EUMETSAT is now developing the next generation of satellite systems, shaping its long-term future and preparing to exploit more Copernicus missions.

We provide an outstanding working environment in cosmopolitan Darmstadt, ‘the City of Science’. We offer attractive employment conditions, with a competitive salary and benefits along with relocation assistance, if applicable.  Our working language is English and knowledge of French is considered an advantage.

The closing date is 23nd January 2018. Interviews are provisionally booked for the week commencing 12th March.

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

We are recruiting for a Flight Dynamics Engineer to support our current and future Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions.  As part of our team, you will provide support for routine, special and contingency operations of LEO satellites.  You will monitor the life-cycle and performance of our satellites, and drive the preparation and validation of flight dynamics systems for future missions and spacecraft.

You have an in-depth understanding of spaceflight mechanics and experience in operational spaceflight dynamics systems for Earth observation satellite systems.  You will also understand the standards and methodologies that apply to space operational systems. Using your ingenuity and creativity, you will provide support for all our LEO satellites. You will work with our partners and colleagues, using your strong interpersonal and communication skills to interpret and present complex problems and solutions.