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Young Graduate Trainee for Flight Operations (JUICE)

  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
  • Location:
  • Grade: F1 - Young Graduate Trainee - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Aviation and Air traffic (planning/management/services)
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-15

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EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Young Graduate Traineeship Opportunity in the Directorate of Operations.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged.

Post
Young Graduate Trainee for Flight Operations (JUICE)

This post is classified F1.

Location

ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany 

Our team and mission

The JUICE Flight Control Team is responsible for operating the JUICE spacecraft during its mission to Jupiter and its moons once it launches in May 2022. In the current phase, we are preparing the ground segment that will be required to control and monitor the spacecraft. This includes following the development of the Mission Control System, the Spacecraft Simulator and the Mission Planning System. We are also preparing the Flight Operations Plan and will soon be carrying out test and validation activities on the Engineering Model of the spacecraft as well as the Flight Model.

Candidates interested are encouraged to visit the ESA website: http://www.esa.int

Field(s) of activity

You  will be integrated with the JUICE Flight Control Team, participating in activities for ground segment implementation and operations preparation in advance of the launch. This will include the following:

  • analysing spacecraft documentation to extract operational constraints as defined by industry and payload providers, determining how they are to be defined in the ground segment and documenting this as Operational Rules & Constraints.
  • contributing to the generation of operational products – mainly procedures and refinement of the operational database and participating in interface tests with the spacecraft Engineering and Flight Models.
  • participating in testing relevant elements of the ground segment as the development matures – principally supporting acceptance testing of the Simulator, Mission Control and Mission Planning Systems.
Technical competencies
Knowledge of relevant technical domains
Relevant experience gained during internships/project work
Breadth of exposure coming from past and/or current research/activities
Knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects
Behavioural competencies
Self Motivation
Communication
Continuous Learning
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
Teamwork
Education

You should have just completed, or be in the final year of a university course at Master's level (or equivalent) in a technical or scientific discipline.

Additional requirements

Basic knowledge of space technology, physics and/or software development would be an asset.

The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

You should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

During the interview your motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored.

Other information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

The closing date for applications is  15 December 2019.

If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.

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Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Priority will first be given to candidates from under-represented Member States.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment

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