Vacature Interface Manager

Interface Manager in Noordwijk Zh

Galileo Launcher Interface Manager

Job Requisition ID: 18167

Closing Date: 1 December 2023 23:59 CET/CEST

Establishment: ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands

Directorate: Directorate of Navigation

Publication: Internal & External

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 10 November 2023

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.

ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands


Galileo Launcher Interface Manager in the Galileo FOC Satellite Management Service, Galileo Space Segment Management Office, Galileo and EGNOS Programme Department, Directorate of Navigation.

You will report to the Head of the Galileo FOC Satellite Management Service and be responsible for the technical management of the tasks required for the implementation of the Galileo satellite launches, interfacing with the launch service provider and with EUSPA, as required.


Your main tasks and responsibilities will involve:

• managing the Galileo satellites' launch mission integration processes, mission analyses and launch campaign preparation;
• coordinating and supervising all launcher-to-satellite interface matters related to the Galileo satellites;
• launch services requirements analysis, definition of verification requirements and compliance, including satellite/launcher interfaces and all launcher development/adaptation activities;
• supporting the Head of the Galileo Space Segment Management Office in managing the Galileo launch services contract, including launch services industrial monitoring, all launcher development/adaptation activities (such as dispensers, launcher and launcher upper stages) and launcher-to-satellite interfaces, ensuring they are implemented within the agreed technical requirements, schedule and cost, and with minimum risk;
• supporting activities related to launch services-related analysis of changes, waivers, deviations, anomalies and alerts, leading to recommendations for space segment-level decisions;
• supporting Galileo launch services procurement, including additional launch services procurement actions, preparation of tender data packages, evaluation of offers and negotiations with stakeholders leading to the awarding of the contract;
• actively supporting the early identification of problem areas and participating in their resolution;
• participating in the conduct of meetings and reviews, including secretariat functions as applicable, in areas related to launch services;
• supporting launcher flight performance tracking and anomaly analysis;
• reporting regularly to the Head of the Galileo FOC Satellite Management Service.

In performing these duties, you must ensure:
• close coordination with the Galileo G2A and G2B Management Services for the dedicated specialised technical support from the G2 satellite team for performing the assigned tasks;

Knowledge of the launch mission integration life cycle

Knowledge of satellites launch campaign

Space system development and product assurance standards


A master's in an engineering discipline is required for this post.

Additional requirements

You should have at least 15 years of experience in the satellites domain, in particular in the area of the launcher-to-satellite overall mission integration process, including launch campaign preparation and execution.

Functie:interface manager
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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