EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Working for EUMETSAT, you can make a world of difference and be a part of something that makes a positive impact on society. You will be at the cutting edge of satellite technology, with a meaningful role in an organisation focused on space-based observations of the Earth’s weather and climate.
EUMETSAT currently operates a fleet of 10 Earth observation satellites in low Earth and geostationary orbits for its own purpose and on behalf of the EU Copernicus programme, including four Meteosat Second Generation, three Metop, two Copernicus/Sentinel-3 and one Copernicus/Sentinel-6 spacecraft.
With the planned launches of five Meteosat Third Generation and Metop Second Generation satellites planned from 2022 to 2025, this fleet will incorporate next generation satellites and comprise thirteen operational satellites by 2025. Furthermore, EUMETSAT will be the operator of the future Copernicus Sentinel mission to be launched in 2025 for monitoring CO2 in support of the Paris Agreement.
Within the Flight Operations (FLO) Division and reporting to the Mission Control Systems Manager, the Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer conducts operations of mission control systems for EUMETSAT and EUMETSAT-operated Copernicus satellite systems, and supports the operations preparations of mission control systems for new satellite systems.
The necessary skills and experience of the Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer are the following:
EUMETSAT’s role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.
As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT can recruit nationals only from the 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).