ISS Operations and Project Management Officer (w/m/d)

Referenz: J21131
Ort / Standort: DLR \ Oberpfaffenhofen \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 31.10.2021 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Operations & Engineering Services

About Telespazio Germany GmbH

We are the first choice European aerospace company for software-centric engineering solutions. We combine 40 years of experience in a market, where trust and quality are needed. With more than 350 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace – and beyond - together.

 Our staff plays a key role in our success through their qualifications, motivation, passion, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of collaboration in an open international environment living our values; trust, integrity, participation, color, and curiosity.

 We are committed to crafting a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 We offer a wealth of benefits to support a balanced work life balance, including but not limited to flexible working hours, mobile working and ongoing career development.

Please feel free to learn more about our amazing offer on our website Our offer to you - Telespazio Germany GmbH.

The Position

We are looking to strengthen our team with an Operations Engineering and Project Management Support Officer. This position is within the Payload & Operations Engineering Services ensuring Payload and Operations Engineering support for the ESA ISS Operations Team (HRE-OO). This position is full-time and is based at Columbus Control Center (Col-CC) in Oberpfaffenhofen Germany. Provision of the service at ESA sites involved in ISS operations (ESTEC or EAC) can also be negotiated. 

The preferred starting date will be 01 November 2021. However, we will be happy to discuss this with you.

We are looking forward to meeting you! 


Your Responsibilities

  • Support operational assessment of the execution of ISS operations activities in support of the Certification of Flight Readiness (CoFR). This includes preparation of verbal CoFR assessment, provision of Minutes of Meetings as well as HRE-OO CoFR statement. Review of CoFR instruction letter. Participation to CoFR Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs) and Increment Coordination Meetings (ICMs) as requested.
  • Organise HRE-OO CoFR activities and meetings according to CoFR management plan.
  • Support investigations for Anomaly resolution and operations concept definitions and operational assessments as required.
  • Support ESA ISS Operations Control Board (OCB) by acting as secretary for meeting and agenda management as well as action item tracking & follow up in close coordination with ESA OCB chair. Also pre-coordination of technical matters for decision making, attendance and notes taking of the discussion and decisions. Also Prepare OCB Minutes of Meetings.
  • Coordinate NASA ISS programme documents Change Request reviews by distributing the related NASA CR documentation to operations experts for review and Gather/Consolidate/Disposition/Provide list of comments to NASA through ESA CN desk.
  • Support Payload assignment process to operations centers by performing a payload data analysis/Compilation for monitoring operational requirements, operations and efficiency. This includes maintain/update/creation of HRE-OO USOC and Operations Center Assignment memo/document.
  • Attend/provide inputs to yearly Performance Review of the Operations Centres. Provision of Minutes of Meetings.
  • Assess/Analyse the USOCs Payloads and Integrated Team systems status as well as follow-up the USOCs’ & Integrated Teams Risk Assessments.
  • Coordinate ISS operational topics with ESA and ISS partner teams for matters related to engineering integration, payload integration and programme support.
  • Represent the ESA operations community advocating operational benefits and recommendation towards other teams and partners.
  • Coordinate/Monitor activities of the Science Data Center (SDC) service as the HRE and Operations Centers for long term archiving activities. This includes analysis of schedule, monitoring/coordinating data transfer activities between SDC and the USOCs, and support decision making for archiving ISS data.
  • Review/Evaluate SDC providing archiving process documentation for ISS and other platforms eg. Gateway.
  • Provision of weekly and quarterly basis reports summarizing all activities supported and performed including recommendations on issues and risks observed.

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Engineering or Science.
  • First experience in operations roles or management roles, preferably in ISS Columbus operations.
  • At least one year working experience in an international organization, preferably in Europe.
  • Of course, you are easily understanding the relating physics processes in such satellite instruments.

Essential Skills

  • Good English language skills, including generating reports and clear concise minutes of meeting.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with focus on schedule, meeting deadlines.
  • Good teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytic skills, integrating several sources of information to provide an assessment and recommendations.
  • Readiness to take on responsibility, work under pressure.


Non-Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of ISS domain.
  • German language skills is an asset. 


Are you equally inspired by our visions and dreams? Get in touch with us today and send us your application! 

Your HR Contact for this position is Melanie Giesche.


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