Airbus Group - Graduate Galileo Spacecraft Controller (SPACON)


Vacancies for Graduate Galileo Spacecraft Controller (m/f/ (SPACON) have arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Munich. Successful applicants will join “Galileo Operations Bid”.

Tasks and Accountabilities

As members of the Galileo Flight Control Team reporting to Airbus GSOp's Operations Manager (OM), the Spacecraft Controllers (SPACON) will undertake system operations tasks and duties to operate the Galileo spacecraft as required to maintain the high availability of the signals broadcast by the Galileo satellites. The role of SPACON is an on-shift position, with a rota to provide 24/7 coverage of the operational position.

The SPACON will:

>Monitor the systems which indicate the health and status of the Galileo spacecraft and associated ground control elements.

>Execute defined procedures to control the Galileo spacecraft and associated ground control elements, in accordance with the scheduled operations plan, ensuring that safety criteria are respected at all times

>Support specific operations to control the Galileo spacecraft as instructed by the responsible Spacecraft Operations Engineer

>Identify anomalies on the spacecraft and ground system, and escalate accordingly

>Take corrective action as necessary, applying the approved contingency procedures

>Prepare operations reports for off-line evaluation and analysis

>Work with the Engineering Support Team for ground segment corrections or improvements

>Interface with other internal and external teams, in particular with the operations team active at the alternate Galileo Control Centre

Place: Munich,Germany


Candidates with following skills and experience are required:

>Educated to degree level in Engineering / General Engineering or equivalent

>Thorough and practical understanding of good systems engineering processes

>Experience of operating real time operational computer systems

>Experience in Galileo Operations or Engineering would be an advantage

>Knowledge of the SCOS 2000 satellite control system would be an advantage

>Experience in operating operating spacecraft, data communications or related ground systems would be an advantage

>Good inter-personal and communication skills

>Negotiation level in English; German and/or Italian skills would be an advantage

Application procedure

Please apply online for this vacancy at our careers site ( with your CV attached.

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