Mission Expert (CNES)

Toulouse, France, Serco Europe [2189]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco is a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.

We are seeking a Mission Expert to join our service team at CNES and work on their exciting missions in Toulouse.

Founded in 1961, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe.


  • Planning, scheduling, execution and reporting of real-time nominal and contingency operations
  • Trend analysis of incoming data from different mission entities
  • Testing, simulation, and validation of planned operations
  • Investigation and analysis of problems
  • Generation of anomaly isolation and recovery strategies
  • Contribution to operational documentation
  • Preparation of payload operations support (Payload procedures, Commissioning procedures etc.)
  • Generation of training documentation
  • Training for flight operations


  • MSc in Space Engineering or related
  • 3+ years of experience in space systems engineering and earth observation
  • Experience with flight operations
  • Experience with SCOS-2000 or similar mission control systems
  • Experience working in mission programming, command/control chain, TT&S, or payload data stations
  • Business knowledge of satellite positioning and maintenance (chronology of operations, FDS, etc)
  • Business skills in the field of data production/reprocessing
  • Experience with atmospheric chemistry or infrared remote sensing
  • Experience with writing technical documentation
  • Skills in the field of Technical and Operational Qualification at Mission System Level (System tests)
  • Eligible to work in the EU
  • Fluent in French and English


What we offer:

Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.

  • An exciting, inspiring, international, and ambitious working environment
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Career progression
  • Paid holiday
  • Highly competitive salaries considering your skills and personal value to the company
  • Summer and Christmas parties

We will give you the platform and guidance to progress your career quickly whilst rewarding you at the same time.

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