Vacancy in the Directorate of Operations.
ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.
This post is classified A5 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.
ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany
Head of the Ground Stations Engineering Division in the Ground Systems Engineering and Innovation Department of the Directorate of Operations.
Under the direct authority of the Head of the Ground Systems Engineering and Innovation Department, the Head of the Ground Stations Engineering Division is member of the Department Management Team, and co-responsible for implementing the strategy of the department and related change process. In addition, he/she is responsible for space communication and tracking solutions design and engineering.
The Head of the Division responsibilities include:
You will also be responsible for identifying, assessing, managing and reporting the health and safety risks in your area of responsibility.
A Master’s degree in engineering or physics is required for this post.
As a general requirement for any position at managerial level within ESA, candidates are expected to have:
For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.
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.
Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations.
Applicants must be eligible for security clearance by their national security administrations.
The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at email@example.com.
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, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
According to the ESA Convention, the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States*. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external 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 conducted by an external background screening service.
*Member States, Associate Members or Cooperating States.