GSA AND THE SERVICE PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is responsible for the operations and service provision for the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) EGNOS and Galileo. By developing a new generation of GNSS, Europe is laying the foundation for new high-technology industry development, leading to job creation and economic growth.
We analyse, define and implement the EGNOS and Galileo exploitation phases, in compliance with the delegation agreements with the European Commission, including controlling the associated schedule, costs and risks. We oversee the EGNOS and Galileo infrastructure operations, maintenance, protection, on-going improvement and evolutions activities, through associated contracts and/or working arrangements.
With the introduction of the new Space Regulation, expected to enter into force in 2021, it is planned to expand the Agency’s scope of activities beyond Galileo and EGNOS, to other components, such as “Copernicus” for Earth Observation, GOVSATCOM for Governmental Satellite Communications and Space Situational Awareness (SSA).
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The System Engineer will be involved in the system and infrastructure engineering and development activities related to the exploitation of the Galileo System deployed in various sites (e.g. Galileo Control Centres, Galileo Security Monitoring Centres, Service facilities) and managed by the Agency. He/she will also contribute to the management of the industrial contracts supporting the GSA activities (e.g. Galileo WP1X).
The System Engineer tasks and responsibilities will in principle include:
- Contribute to the technical management of the system and segment infrastructure activities;
- Support the follow up of the system definition, design, qualification and acceptance activities for the different GSA service provider infrastructure evolutions (for Galileo First and Second Generation);
- Specify, design and follow up the evolutions of the Ground infrastructure, to be implemented by industrial contracts;
- Participate in the system engineering processes for managing requirements through the lifecycle of the system and ground segments;
- Support the technical analysis of the architecture and specifications for system and ground segment upgrades to ensure coherence and compatibility with the system in exploitation and identify impacts on baseline technical documentation;
- Support the definition of an overall System Integration and Verification (I&V) Programme, ensuring consistency between system and segments verification but also between verification and validation activities;
- Establish a System upgrades deployment/migration plan consistent with service continuity needs;
- Monitor the qualification status, following up anomaly resolution through the implementation of Work Arounds, fast fixes, midterm-long term correction;
- Maintain the qualification status, assessing any changes with respect to impact on system qualification;
- Verify that the system upgrades are under configuration control prior to handover to operations team;
- Follow up the development of the Galileo Second Generation from the system and infrastructure point of view;
- Represent the GSA in the relevant boards as necessary (including but not limited to Change Control Boards, Anomaly Review Boards, Qualification Review Board, Acceptance Review Board);
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
- A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more
A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and at least one year of appropriate professional experience when the normal period of university education is three years
- In addition to the above, appropriate professional experience of at least six years after obtaining the required diploma
- Be a national of a Member State of the European Union
- Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen
- Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
- Meet the character requirements for the duties involved
- Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties
- Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post
Application procedure - In order to consider your application valid, you are required to log in and submit application through the GSA e-recruitment portal https://www.gsa.europa.eu/gsa/jobs-opportunities
A full job description and further information on the application procedure can be found here: Link to the VN