GSMC Engineering Officer

GSMC Engineering Officer Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, European Union Agency for the Space [GSA/2020/AD/006]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

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.
The GSMC is an operational centre of the GSA. It contributes to the fulfilment of the GSA mission by ensuring that sensitive information relating to the use of Public Regulated Services (PRS) is suitably managed and protected and not exposed to Galileo Control Centres.
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The GSMC Engineering Officer will be responsible to ensure the compliance of the GSMC systems and its operations with the relevant legislation, implementing acts and instructions from relevant stakeholders. He/she will belong to the GSMC Engineering team reporting to the GSMC Engineering manager. His/her main engineering tasks and responsibilities will be related to development, deployment, maintenance and operational support:
• Ensure the establishment, control and consistency of GSMC technical specifications and requirements on Galileo systems;
• Support the deployment of systems of the Galileo infrastructure through dedicated programme reviews and processes;
• Prepare and execute the validation campaigns on GSMC side;
• Interface with programme stakeholders such as EU institutions and EU Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Galileo System Operator (GSOp) and industry;
• Follow-up on anomalies, lessons-learnt and reviews;
• Perform preparation, validation and maintenance of operational documentation and procedures;
• Support configuration management for Galileo and EGNOS exploitation activities;
• Prepare the training and organise the certification of operators.
The GSMC Engineering Officer shall be available for occasional on-call duties outside normal working hours or upon request in case of operational emergency (availability by phone with ability to come back to the site within predefined times that will be established to meet operational external requirements).
Place of employment:
The job holder initial place of employment will be Saint-Germain-en-Laye. However, the job holder may be requested to go on frequent missions or have temporary relocation to other GSA sites (Spain and Czech Republic) to perform similar tasks to those in France.


The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
1. A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma
2. Be a national of a Member State of the European Union
3. Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen
4. Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
5. Meet the character requirements for the duties involved
6. 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
7. Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post
Temporary agents (2f) from GSA and other EU agencies, in grade AD5 or AD6, are also invited to apply in accordance with the following GSA rules:

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