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Engineer, Spacecraft Subsystem Thermal & Power (m/f)

by:  ADEM - Arbeitsagentur Luxemburg

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The Engineer, Spacecraft Subsystem Thermal & Power is responsible for the in-orbit operations and performance monitoring of the Electrical Thermal and Power subsystems of the satellites, as well as support to spacecraft planning, design and procurement.

• Provide Electrical Thermal and Power expertise to nominal and contingency operations of the satellites
• Support spacecraft operations and configuration changes, including generating or reviewing Operational Task Orders, configuration validation and direct supervision over critical spacecraft commanding
• Develop and/or validate nominal and contingency procedures and tools
• Provide on-call support and react to contingencies for the Electrical Thermal and Power subsystems of the satellites per established escalation procedures
• Pro-actively monitor the Electrical Thermal/Power subsystems to identify degraded performance, anticipate scenarios and take appropriate action. Develop and maintain tools for evaluating and trending health to maximize satellite safety, availability and longevity, including Thermal/Power budgets and satellite capacity predicts
• Provide support to new satellite procurement activities, in-orbit testing, and start of service activities
• Directly interface with internal and external parties in relation to the responsibilities of the subsystems, including Satellite Manufacturers, planning, insurance and other internal or external requests/reporting
• Contribute to a continuous effort to more effectively and efficiently manage the satellite in-orbit operations, including processes, procedures, monitoring, and Ground Control System improvements

Experience / Qualifications
• A Master’s Degree in Engineering, with a specialization that includes electrical/electronics engineering is mandatory. Additional specialization in thermal control would be considered an advantage
• Previous experience or exposure to satellite engineering and operations is an asset
• Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to acquire detailed technical information within pre-defined deadlines and apply it in day-to-day situations
• Have strong computer software skills with proficiency in at least one programming language
• Ability to react to contingencies and cope with high stress situations
• Fluency in English, with strong communication skills, both written and oral
• Team spirit and ability to integrate into an international environment


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