The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is an operational EU Agency that provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services, promotes the commercialization of Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus data and services. It also coordinates the EU’s forthcoming governmental satellite communications programme GOVSATCOM. EUSPA is also responsible for the security accreditation of all the Components of the EU Space Programme. For more information on the EUSPA and the EU Space Programme, click here.
The current vacancy is for an opportunity in the Galileo Exploitation Programme Department which, in coordination with other departments of the Agency, ensures the continuous provision of the services provided by Galileo. The department develops new Galileo services enabling new applications and ensures the proper management, operation, maintenance, continuous improvement, evolution and protection of the space-based and ground-based infrastructure. It also manages the consistency between technical, planning, financial and risk aspects of all the Galileo exploitation activities and elaborates and maintains the Galileo Exploitation Plans.
The position will be situated at the Agency’s headquarters in the heart of Europe – Prague – with excellent connection to numerous major European cities. The capital of the Czech Republic, in the banks of the Vltava River, is famous for its cultural life, renowned musical life, historic buildings, magical bridges, and recognized museums and monuments.
The Galileo Service Provision Engineer will be tasked with contributing to the fulfilment of the Agency’s duties related to the provision of the Galileo Services, and the preparation of the service provision activities required for the introduction of new and/or evolved Galileo Services. This requires to be involved notably in the monitoring of the provision of the current services, and in the coordination of the evolutions of the service provision activities (and associated processes and interfaces) at the GNSS Service Centre (GSC), the Galileo Control Centres (GCCs) and the Galileo Security Monitoring Centres (GSMCs).
This role covers the Galileo Services for the System in Operations for both G1G and G2G. The jobholder will have the following main tasks and responsibilities:
Missions to the other Agency sites (GSC in Spain, GRC in The Netherlands, GSMCs in France and Spain), Galileo Control Centre (in Oberpfaffenhofen and Fucino) and occasional travels to the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium) are foreseen for this post.
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
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