Dependability (RAM) and Safety Support Engineer

  • Dependability (RAM) and Safety Support Engineer

    Deadline for applications 23/07/2019

    For our client, the European Space Agency, we are looking for a Dependability and Safety Supply Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Dependability Safety Assurance Section.

Job overview

The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium. ESA is Europes gateway to Space!

For our client, the European Space Agency, we are looking for a Dependability and Safety Supply Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Dependability Safety Assurance Section.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Technical support to projects for the interpretation of safety requirements and participation in safety reviews;
  • Support preparation and preliminary assessment of Safety Data Package for Safety Authority approval;
  • Support RD activities (e.g. TRP, GSP, GSTP, CDs Dossiers etc);
  • Participate in collaborative activities with universities, research institutes and industry (scouting, Research Fellowship, NPI etc.);
  • Support organisation of conferences and workshops;
  • Contribute to continual improvement of the RAMS Toolbox;
  • Support preparation of training courses and materials;
  • Contribute to establishing project specific programmatic and technical dependability and safety requirements within the framework of the ESA Product Assurance Safety baseline;
  • Support to projects in the evaluation and monitoring of Contractors plans, technical specifications and efforts proposed for the execution of the dependability and safety programs;
  • Support to the concurrent design facility (CDF) studies by performing technical risk assessment and relevant dependability and safety analyses;
  • Evaluation of dependability and safety analyses, technical notes, technical risk assessments, risk reduction processes and the associated preventive or corrective actions;
  • Defining and controlling the implementation of the applicable dependability and safety related acceptance requirements including risk acceptance criteria;
  • Support dependability and safety verification activities, including hazard close-out and disposition of related NCR, RFW and Critical Items;
  • Participating in project reviews to assess compliance with the applicable RAMS requirements and to formulate accept/reject recommendations.


  • Relevant experience of application of RAMS engineering to space programs, including in ground and/or ground based systems and operations;
  • Experience in design and engineering of safety critical systems;
  • A hands-on knowledge of the RAMS analyses and methodologies (Hardware and Software), preparation of relevant RAMS documentation during the overall project life-cycle and application of ECSS dependability and safety standards;
  • Experience in dependability and safety engineering management processes and objectives and experience during operations is an advantage;
  • Experience in the field of ground safety and projects assistance in obtaining the relevant launch centre safety certification is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of RTCA/DO-178C Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification and related certification schemes, and experience in interfacing certification authorities is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of EU Safety Directive as Directive 98/37/EC Machinery, Directive 99/92/EC Risk from Explosive Atmospheres, Directive 97/23/EC Pressure Equipment and other safety directives relevant for space is considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with space product assurance practices together with a good working knowledge of appropriate RAMS tools is an advantage.

What do we offer

ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.