Control or Safety Officer

Andøya Space
Control or Safety Officer
The Operations and Business Support Division is responsible for operational and business support to all business divisions at Andøya Space.
The division includes IT, Service, Launch Operations, Safety, Maintenance and Human Resources. It consists of more than 50 people. 
  The Launch Operations section is responsible for all operational activities within Andøya Space. 

Working tasks / responisibilities

The responsibilities of the Range/Launch Control Officer or Range Safety Officer will be as a team member in a growing department that are involved in operational activities in Missile, Ballistic Rocket and Orbital launches. Andøya Space will be looking for a range of qualifications from applicants in the field of Launch Operations. There will be additional tasks for individuals outside operational activities such as project management support, development, and other administrative tasks. We have a total of 4 new positions.

 The main tasks are: 

Launch Control Officer operational activities such as:

  • Direct the countdown in an operation
  • Team leader for the entire crew involved in the operation
  • Responsible to deliver the successful launch of the vehicle in question to the customer
  •  Conduct Pre and Post flight checks / reviews

Safety Officer operational activities such as:

  • Responsible for the joint effort of several surveillance resources to create the complete situational awareness needed to conduct a safe operation
  • Assess flight safety related conditions against predefined limits. This includes clearance of hazard areas at sea, in the air and at close range, as well as evaluating weather conditions and the status of safety critical infrastructure in use
  • Provide the Launch Control Officer with a Final Go for launch regarding Safety


Administrative tasks:

  • Support Mission planning
  • Participate in simulator training
  • Support the Division in other administrative tasks 

Qualifications - education

  • We are seeking an applicant with a degree in a relevant discipline and/or with extensive experience and knowledge from operative functions within aviation, space or search and rescue.
  • Commercial or national security considerations may apply to some operations; it is therefore essential that the applicant may gain a Norwegian security clearance.
  • In addition, good technical, interpersonal and communication skills and being proficient in English oral and writing.
  • Applicants must have a Class B driver’s license.

Personal qualities

We look for colleagues with a combination of skills, personal traits, and attitudes. They include:


  • Well-organized/structured
  • Time management
  • Strong work ethic
  • Professionalism
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Good technical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • The workplace will primarily be Andøya Space but work at our station in Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard may also be relevant for shorter periods.  

We offer

Andøya Space is a stimulating international working environment, within an active local community, on an island providing many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Diversity in the workplace is essential to Andøya Space and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds, communities, and industries. Salary is by agreement. Pension and insurance arrangements. Andøya Space supports flexible working hours, we can assist newcomers to find housing and we may provide support for relocation costs. The position is subject to a standard six-month probationary period. 

Om arbeidsgiveren

Andøya Space is a Norwegian aerospace company. We enable scientists to explore Earth’s atmosphere with sounding rockets, balloons, unmanned aircraft and advanced ground-based instrumentation. We enable engineers to test new aerospace and defense related technology. We educate and inspire the next generation scientists and engineers. We are now working to establish Norway’s - and Europe’s - launch facility for small satellites.

Antall stillinger
Bleiksvegen 46, 8480 Andenes

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Director of Launch Operations
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