Galileo G2A Satellite Payload Manager

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [10021]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for a Galileo G2A Satellite Payload Manager.


• Engineering activities relevant to payload design, development, validation, qualification and acceptance to ensure the satellite fulfils Agency requirements;
• Consolidating and maintaining the payload subsystem and equipment requirements specification, design, development, test and verification;
• Monitoring industrial work associated with payload and ground support equipment procurement, ensuring full compliance with technical and programmatic requirements;
• Supporting the definition and execution of the satellite verification programme in your areas of responsibility, including implementation and monitoring of AIT/AIV activities on payload subsystems and units;
• Technical responsibility for design and procurement of satellite payload subsystems, including timing, navigation signals generation, radiofrequency dissemination, environmental data, search & rescue;
• Ensuring all relevant necessary GTS industrial activities are performed and that the satellite design meets the navigation signal requirements and search & rescue requirements;
• Contributing to management of system satellite budgets in your areas of responsibility and to ensuring that the satellite design complies with mission uplink interface requirements;
• Liaising with the Galileo G2A Satellite System & AIV Manager to ensure timely delivery of DIs (to allow preparation for in-orbit operations) as foreseen by the industrial activities included in the SoW, ensuring good coordination between the Payload Engineering Team and all other teams involved, ESA and external;
• Technical responsibility for satellite payload anomaly-handling, NRBs, NCR process, RFD/W, etc. in close cooperation with all other relevant disciplines;
• Participating in Agency project reviews and as well as lower-level reviews in the relevant field of competence;
• Coordinating the Payload Engineering Team work and resources allocation to ensure timely execution of relevant activities in coordination with the Galileo G2A Satellite System & AIV Manager and the Galileo G2A Satellite Platform Manager;
• Supporting the G2A Satellite Verification and Space Segment Control Boards’ processes in your areas of responsibility;
• Identifying, leading and efficiently coordinating the specialised engineering support provided by the Directorates of Technical & Quality Management and Operations;
• Regular and ad hoc reporting to the head of the G2A Space Segment Management Service on all aspects of satellite payloads development, proactive monitoring of relevant schedules, identifying risks and problem areas, proposing mitigation actions;
• Ensuring close cooperation with the head of the Galileo Space Segment Equipment Management Unit for all CFI-relevant aspects;
• Liaison with the Galileo G2A Satellite System & AIV Manager and the Galileo G2A Satellite Platform Manager during execution of all satellite activities;
• Performing close coordination with other G2A functions (PA, PMSO, Security, Contracts) and with other Galileo areas (System, Operations, other Segments) as appropriate to maximise efficiency in executing the project.


Technical competencies

• Extensive experience in Payload Engineering and satellite operations;
• Extensive experience in managing/monitoring industrial work;
• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in payload engineering;
• Extensive knowledge of ESA Space system development and PA standards;
• A proven ability to work in a project team and to lead and cooperate with industry is desired.


A Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in electrical engineering is required.

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The closing date for applications is 15 September 2020.


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