Spacecraft Controller

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Job Reference: G018/EUMCON/1443
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Details: Permanent Contract
Salary: Salary information available upon application.
Working Hours: 40
Closing Date: 02/05/2018
Job Category: Satellite & Space Engineering
Region / Division: Space DE
Business Unit: EUMETSAT
Location: Darmstadt

Package Description

Full details on application.

Relocation assistance provided (if applicable).

Job Introduction

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments.

Serco Europe employ’s a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK.

Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. 


Main Responsibilities

For our activities in EUMETSAT, we are currently looking for a Spacecraft Controller.

The above-mentioned  position requires working a shift rota.

The successful applicant  will focus his/her activities on  the following:

  • Operate on a 24/7 shift basis all or part of the mission control system, which includes parts of the ground segment as well as the space segment;
  • Assist in configuring and testing the operational system to support the operations;
  • In case of ground or space segment anomaly take corrective action as necessary, applying the contingency / emergency procedures approved for the mission to ensure spacecraft safety and the continuity of service provision to users;
  • Participate in other operations-related activities (small system development, procedures development or maintenance etc.) upon request of the Team Leader.

The Ideal Candidate

The  successful candidates will bring a solid background in a technical or electronic environment, to the level of Senior Technician.

Ex-service personnel should have completed a service College apprenticeship in electronics/telecommunications, and possess a background in Avionics, Air Defence, Air Radar or Communications.

Alternatively, the successful candidate should have a degree at least at B.Sc. level in a related subject such as Aerospace Engineering, Telecommunications, Physics etc.

The key person for the above-mentioned position is required to have experience working with computer systems and PC literacy.

A formal qualification to ONC or HNC  and Database knowledge would be an advantage.

Additionally, the successful candidate should be adaptable, self-disciplined and able to work in a calm and correct manner under conditions of stress and be able to fit in well within a small operations team.



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About The Company

Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.

Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.