MTG System Management Support Engineer

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You will have the opportunity to contribute to the MTG management in the maintenance of the detailed development logic and schedule of the MTG Programme, in particular for the integration, validation and verification of the system. The position is based in Darmstadt, Germany.  

Tasks and Activities
  • Maintain a detailed development logic and schedule of the MTG Programme, in particular for the integration, validation and verification of the system

    • including all the subsystems and services, consistently with overall programme constraints, and in coordination with the relevant teams, contractors and partners;

    • Ensuring that the corresponding development logic and schedule remains at all times consistent with programme constraints;

    • Performing a critical path assessment and analysis of each version of the schedule;

    • Determining a forecast for their completion of the activities / main reviews.

  • Track activities progress against agreed development plans and schedule and signal any likely or identified deviations from these plans, together with the elaboration of proposals to reduce the impact of any deviation;

  • Provide once per month a schedule summary report for the Schedule Control Board on development progress against the development schedule and the status of interactions;

  • Identify interactions among subsystems and partners/contractors and associate them with main development milestones and work breakdown structure. Support defining interactions between subsystems, together with their need dates.  Interactions shall cover:

    • Deliverables: hardware, software, databases,  documentation, algorithms, test data sets, tools, configuration statuses

    • Support: mutual review support, joint integration and testing, operational rehearsals preparation and execution, test data analyses

    • Access to: services, sites, facilities, infrastructure and interfaces.

  • Generate and analyse schedule performance indicators, milestone trend charts

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • You have university degree (in a management or engineering discipline). You should have at least 3 years proven hands-on experience in project planning, scheduling, monitoring and control.

  • You have an extensive hands-on experience in schedule preparation, monitoring and control, for complex/large system programmes, preferably space systems, as well as in planning and monitoring the allocated resources

  • You have extensive experience in using Microsoft Project or a similar project management tool suite (e.g. Primavera),

  • You have knowledge of and hands-on experience with project management standards (e.g., ECSS) and project scheduling concepts and techniques,

  • You are able to draft concise management reports and executive level presentations in English,

  • You have extensive hands-on experience in using the Microsoft Office Suite and in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

  • You are fluent in English.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • You have demonstrated experience in large system developments, Space and/or Ground Segments.


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of SECRET or above.

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