Flight Dynamics Engineer M/F

Join Eutelsat and use your skills to contribute to innovative projects.


Eutelsat is one of the world's leading commercial satellite operators with a fleet of about 40 satellites. 

As a space pioneer with over 40 years of experience, our mission is to provide satellite capacity.  

Our satellites are used to broadcast television channels and packages, transmit news reports, provide broadband Internet access services and interconnect data networks. 


All our efforts are aimed at providing the highest quality of service to our customers, based on 5 pillars: 


  • The best of space to the earth
  • Global coverage for local connectivity
  • Technological excellence made accessible to all
  • A key position at the heart of telecom and audiovisual networks
  • Innovation, driving the connectivity of tomorrow


Your impact: 


Reporting to the Head of Flight Dynamics, within the operations department, in the Flight dynamics unit, you will be in charge of performing all flight dynamics activities from satellite hand-over to satellite decommissioning, while maximising the propellant lifetime of the satellites. All activities shall follow QMS standards and Security Management System requirements.


Your missions:




  • Ensure that the in-orbit satellites are kept within the specified control windows by executing the necessary FD operational activities with maximum safety, while maximising the propellant lifetime of the satellites.
  • Perform Close approach analysis.
  • Optimise satellite relocations.
  • Design and plan end of life manoeuvre strategies.
  • Anticipate and avoid any risks to operations. 
  • Perform real-time problem identification and resolution.
  • Provide support in case of an orbital anomaly.
  • Provide on-call support to real-time operations (24/7).
  • The highest standards are to be maintained to give the maximum safety of the satellites and continuity of services.
  • The operational activities are to be executed following the QMS standards.





  • Specification of facilities for the support of operations. The specifications must comply with the requirements of the satellite manufacturers and the EUTELSAT operational philosophy.
  • Follow-up of implementation of facilities by contractors. This involves review of proposals from providers, close monitoring and influencing of the software and system designs, and testing and validation of the facilities.
  • Perform various other activities, such as preparation of facilities for a new satellite, including database installation and testing, real-time problem identification and eventually resolution.


Strategies and reports:


  • Computation and monitoring of propellant use.
  • Perform lifetime predictions and FD operations analysis and reports to ensure compliance with objectives.
  • Analyse and propose improvements of the in-orbit control strategies and processes.
  • Perform other analysis and reports in other areas covered by the Flight Dynamics Unit.


Exchange of data:


  • Dissemination of operational data and co-ordination with other operational entities.
  • Exchange of data where necessary e.g. with the Satellite Control Engineers, Ground Facilities Section, Satellite Procurement Division, etc.
  • Provision of regular manoeuvre reports and liaison with satellite manufacturers where appropriate.
  • Data provision to external entities for close approach analysis. Data exchange must follow the information security requirements as defined by the Security Management System.





  • Master’s degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.
  • 2 years experience in GEO operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of celestial mechanics,synchronous satellite design, station keeping and operations.
  • Flight dynamics facilities specification and design; and relevant mathematical methods.

What we offer: 


  • An international environment and multicultural teams: an attractive and responsible employer, Eutelsat relies on 1,200 employees from 50 countries who are committed to providing the best quality of service every day
  • A stimulating sector of activity
  • Modern premises just outside Paris 
  • An attractive package including base salary + bonus 


  • Eutelsat is committed to integrating social and environmental issues into its activities as an essential element of successful operations. Eutelsat uses its satellite resources as the preferred infrastructure for bridging the digital divide, while striving to keep the space around the Earth uncluttered and clean in the implementation of its operations.


Be part of the adventure, apply now!


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