Planning Engineer (m/f/d) SPO

  • DLR-GfR mbH Jobportal
  • Munich
  • Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • Engineer
  • Published: 04.10.2023
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DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. We operate and manage the constellation of Galileo satellites in the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen on behalf of the European Commission. 
Our company headquarters is located in an area widely known as a holiday destination -  the five-lakes region in Upper Bavaria near Munich. At the space industry location in Oberpfaffenhofen, our around 260 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!


The Planning Engineer analyses inputs from different entities and provides as a result an activities schedule to the operations and maintenance teams in order to guarantee an highly reliable Galileo satellite navigation service to more than 4 billion users on earth.
The Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) Planner/Planning Engineer is responsible to create and implement in liaison with the Lead Service Delivery Manager a planning concept and to update it according to the evolving system and stakeholder requirements by introducing an adequate Software and process support.
He/she ensures the Service Operations by providing multiple but consistent plans for the day-to-day operations as well as for the maintenance activities.
The tasks of the Planning Engineer are:
  • Working in liaison with the Service Delivery Manager (SDM) Team
  • Collecting all activities needed for Service Provision and Evolution purposes, planning the activities in three different time-frames, and keeping the stakeholders (Contracting Authority and spaceopal teams) informed
  • Acting as interface for all GSOp Planning issues across the teams
  • Identifying and informing the stakeholders about planning conflicts, and suggesting solutions from the scheduling point of view
  • Supporting the Contracting Authority by preparing the Long-Term Plan and the Mid-Term Plan
  • Information interface to the Contracting Authority in conjunction with the Lead SDM and the Evolution and Engineering Manager
  • Deriving Timelines for the Launch and Early Operations (LEOP) and In Orbit Test (IOT) in coordination with the LEOP/IOT responsible persons in GSOp regarding planned Galileo satellite launches
  • Supporting the Service Provision Prediction as well as providing support to the Key Performance Indicator Measurements
  • Tracking each planned activity in the different time-frames and providing feedback
  • Supporting the evolution to an integrated planning, configuration and resources management system, in order to come up with a conflict-free plan


  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Commercial Engineering, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Telecommunications or Electronics)
  • Relevant experience on operations engineering, operations preparation and execution
  • Experience related to developments and operations in the Galileo project will be beneficial
  • Strong organizational, communication and relationship management skills.
  • Positive attitude towards cooperative team working (also leveraging resources not directly dependent on him/her) and ability to interface with customers and stakeholders.
  • Ability to set priorities, as well as identify and resolve appearing conflicts.
  • Proactive in self-learning and improvement.
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural, dynamic and challenging environment.
  • Good practical and analytical skills desirable
  • Fluent written and spoken English, fluency in Italian and/or German is advantageous.
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools (MS Office, Email, Internet, etc.)


  • Work-Life-Balance, e.g., through flexible working time models and mobile office options
  • 30 days annual leave and additional days off on 24.12., 31.12. and Shrove Tuesday
  • Trusting and appreciative cooperation as well as international Teamspirit
  • Varied personnel development program and individual career options
  • Employer-financed retirement plan
  • Access to corporate benefits platform
  • JobRad (company bike leasing)
  • Membership with EGYM Wellpass (corporate fitness)


We have aroused your interest but you still have questions about the position? Then please contact us!