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Controller, Spacecraft Operations

Requisition Number:  14683
Contract Type:  Limited (fixed-term)
Location(s): 

Betzdorf, LU


Controller, Spacecraft Operations

For our Satellite Operations Centre in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, we are looking for a Controller for a one year mission (12 months contract).

 

The mission of the SOC team is to ensure the safe operations of the GEO/MEO satellite fleet and execution of all planned activities in a timely and highly accurate manner.

 

  • Monitor and control a defined number of spacecraft to ensure safety and agreed performance levels for customers
  • Always act in the best interest of SES and its asset: maximise satellite lifetime, ensure satellite health and safety, document and report errors and interventions
  • Attentively observe operational status of entrusted fleet assets at all times to avoid irreparable spacecraft damage or loss of corporate revenue through service outages

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Operate spacecrafts in accordance with approved procedures and the daily operations plan, always remain vigilant regarding data anomalies
  • Give dedicated attention to perform error-free spacecraft commands
  • Keep your knowledge up-to-date and have the awareness to escalate for assistance, when required
  • Continuously monitor spacecraft telemetry and alarm status and respond to alarms or anomalous conditions by following the documented procedures and using good judgement
  • Report any anomaly accurately and precisely in the spacecraft operations logbook
  • Perform tests as described and approved by the Engineering teams
  • Assist in the development of schedules, logs, forms, charts, graphs and other elements designed to provide thorough records of performance
  • Analyse data, reports and logs and propose recommendations for improving the way of working
  • Maximise transponder availability through effective communication of operational issues (ground or spacecraft) to the Network Operations teams
  • Work in a 24/7 shift cycle
  • Work very closely with Engineering, Ground, Network and Customer Service personnel
  • Attend regular training sessions to tests for accreditation that the required level of knowledge has been attaint
  • Train procedures on the Dynamic Spacecraft Simulator on a regular basis

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Reliable, punctual and very accurate in everything you do
  • Analytical minded and able to solve problems
  • Ability to work error free and without direct supervision
  • Resilience to stress, night work and alarm situations
  • Effective communication skills
  • Life-long-learner

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent level experience
  • Prior work experience in a technical environment
  • Computer literate (MS Office)
  • Track record in working autonomously and delivering on agreed standards
  • Technical knowledge in a related field
  • Driver’s license and personal car

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