February 2011
Message 33

[Periods|Index by:DateThreadSubjectAuthor|Date:PreviousNext|Thread:(Previous)(Next)|List Information]

[Met-jobs] Instrument Team Management Support Engineer

From "Simon Davidson" <>
To <>
Date Wed, 9 Feb 2011 14:50:39 -0000

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Position: Contract

Rate: € TBD per day

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 2 years plus 2 one year options


The Management Support Consultant shall report to the LEO Instrument Team Leader, who is responsible for the instrument projects and for the day-to-day assignment of the Consultant's activities.

The tasks of the Management Support Consultant shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Provision of support to the Instrument Team Leader (and his Deputy) in management related aspects.
  • Support and participation to instrument and satellite reviews, e.g. Flight Acceptance Reviews, generation of RIDs.
  • Support instrument related storage/de-storage activities, re-activation and recalibration campaigns.
  • Support preparation of launch campaigns, Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) activities and satellite commissioning.
  • Support to the generation and maintenance of instrument related documents.
  • Maintenance of a database on instrument characteristics, performances and problems.
  • Support to the preparation and maintenance of presentation material related to instruments.
  • Support to the control of the baseline definition of each instrument (including evaluation of Change Requests, Change Proposals, Requests for Waiver / Deviation, etc.)
  • Critical analysis of instrument related schedules of satellite activities.
  • Monitoring of deliverables to and from EUMETSAT’s partner agencies and industry.
  • Maintenance of an instrument issues tracker.
  • Tracking of actions on instrument related issues and support to close out of such actions.
  • Drafting correspondence to EUMETSAT’s partner agencies and industry.
  • Participation to meetings (with partner agencies, contractors, internal, etc.) as appropriate.



The Consultant is required to have the experience and capability to fulfill the assigned tasks with the minimum of supervision. The Consultant shall have, as a pre-requisite, a background of at least 8 years in space hardware projects, with at least 3 years experience in project management positions - preferably in the area of remote sensing instruments.

The Consultant should have a University degree, some knowledge of QA processes and procedures and good computing skills with a familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Access, etc.).

The Consultant shall have good interpersonal skills. Furthermore, the Consultant should preferably have experience of working on a collaborative programme between different partners.




In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


Please send you CV in English to:

Simon Davidson via

To register with HAMTEC Consulting and to view current opportunities go to our website:

Attachment: Instrument team management Support.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

Go to: Periods · List Information · Index by: Date (or Reverse Date), Thread, Subject or Author.