Ground Stations Operations Manager (VN18 68)

  • Company: EUMETSAT
  • Job Location: Darmstadt - Germany
  • Date: September 20, 2018 21:37
  • Employment Type: Any
  • Experience: Any
  • Job Functions:


Job summary

Bring your experience of space and ground segment operations to manage the operations of EUMETSAT’s Ground Stations

Job description

Do you thrive in a busy international environment and enjoy the challenge of working in a complex, multi-lingual, high profile organisation? We are looking for someone with a strong track record of managing and co-ordinating space and ground segment operations. You will have experience of managing external service providers in providing real time data services/systems. You will lead a team of operations engineers and analysts, managing the ground stations and network infrastructure supporting our Meteosat, EPS, Jason and Sentinel-3 missions. This is an opportunity not only to work on current missions, but to co-ordinate the medium and long term planning of our ground stations and Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding (TT&C) services, also participating in preparation activities for future satellite systems.

Your work at EUMETSAT

This is an international environment and you must have excellent communication and team management skills, along with the ability to work alongside industry partners. You can communicate complex ideas clearly and in a concise manner and you will have experience of writing requirement documents for space-related projects. You need to be up to the challenge of working in an organisation which embraces cutting-edge science and technology. Needless to say, we want someone with an eye for detail and the ability to evaluate trends in data flows. You will define requirements for future evolutions of ground stations and participate in the implementation and validation of changes. You will assist in the provision of training to our operational staff.

What we offer  

You will 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 field. We value diversity and seek to recruit nationals from our Member States.


A great place to work

At EUMETSAT, we monitor the weather, climate and the environment from our satellites every hour of the day and night. We provide data to meteorological organisations who interpret it to enhance and safeguard our daily lives in Europe and around the world. It is used to manage dangerous weather situations, shipping, air travel, farming and construction – in fact you probably use our data every day!

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 22nd October. Interviews w/c 10th December.