System Project Manager

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Start date:
ab sofort
10 months (extension possible)
SLB Dienstleistungen GmbH
Published at:
flag_no Netherlands
Contact person:
Ishfaq Malik
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coordinate the internal & external support to PLS (Space Segment Development Team, TEC experts, Mission Analysis & System Support, Industry);
coordinate with the Space Segment Development Team (where relevant) to exchange technical status on the flying- and non-flying satellite(s), identifying coordination issues of relevance and following them to conclusion;
Support PLS at the regular (weekly) Operations Boards;
Support the Operations Team(s) by providing or facilitating responses to technical support requests from either the Flight Operations Segment (FOS) or Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS);
Maintain & distribute the PLS On-Call lists to the FOS (& other parties where relevant) in a timely manner;
Support the Mission Manager and his/her team by providing technical advice related to issues of Satellite(s) performance;
Support the Space Segment Development Team(s) by providing timely & pertinent feedback on any issue detected in-flight with potential impact on satellite(s) still under development;
provide specific technical expertise to support Performance Monitoring, Analysis & Optimisation tasks and Anomaly Investigations, with overall aim to improve mission quality and/or lifetime;
Preparation of Technical Documentation, such as Reports, Technical Notes and other requested documentation;
Review and synthesis of Technical Reports and documents produced by Industry, and extraction of relevant technical information for use in generation of PLS Performance metrics and reports;
organise and support the 6-monthly Satellite In-Orbit Performance (SIOP) Technical Meetings in cooperation with the Industrial Prime contractor, including associated follow-up activities (eg administration, actions follow up etc);
respond to Anomaly Warnings received from the Flight Operations Segment (FOS) in an appropriate & timely manner, providing support and facilitating the necessary follow-on actions;
Support and lead complex investigations that arise as a result of satellite performance and anomalies, ensuring adequate coordination with involved partners (Mission Management, Operations Team(s), Industry, Space Segment Development Team(s), Management);
prepare, coordinate & follow-up on engineering requests for the Industrial contractors in support of Anomaly Investigations and other technical analyses;
support satellite configuration control including the Configuration Control Board (CCB);
support Satellite Decommissioning & Disposal activities as required;
monitor, track and report the status of activities performed by the Industrial contractors in support of the PLS function (technical, commercial and schedule status);
review commercial payment requests & the associated justifications submitted by Industry (regular milestones or as result of ad-hoc Cost Reimbursement activities);
Bring innovation to satellite performance analysis by investigating emerging technologies that enhance the ability for early detection of performance trends and deviations;
maintain the relevant PLS technical records, databases & documentation in accordance with established procedures;
maintain a regular reporting in coordination with the Technical Officer;


The following skills are requested of all personnel providing support within the service:
Fluent English language (oral and written);
Autonomy in writing technical notes, specifications and reports in English;
Good interpersonal skills and team spirit;
Demonstrable multidisciplinary or system-level experience in the satellite engineering domain;
Previous working experience in a multinational environment is desirable;
Very good knowledge of MS Office tools.

The personnel allocated to these tasks shall have the following key skills:
University degree in a relevant Engineering discipline;
Minimum 10 years of experience and a significant background in one or more of the following domains: Satellite Operations, Spacecraft Development (including Project Engineering, Equipment/Subsystem Procurement, Assembly Integration & Test);
Minimum 3-year experience working as a System Engineer or with a System Coordination function in any of the above domains;
Good understanding of the Satellite Phase E2 Routine Operations Organization and the typical activities performed;
Good understanding of the factors affecting the short- and long-term performance of Satellites and their main subsystems or payloads;
Proven experience & ability at working in an environment with multiple external interfaces;
Good at working in a team and a proactive attitude to solving problems.