Space Resource Engineer

  • Space Resource Engineer

    Deadline for applications 24/07/2019

    For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a Space Resource Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Strategy and Innovation Team.

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 (ESA), we are looking for a Space Resource Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Strategy and Innovation Team.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Monitoring the progress achieved in delivering the ESA Space Resource Strategy as well as for regularly updating it, taking into account the evolving international and European context and stakeholder community inputs;
  • Definition and implementation of related ESA funded ground-based research and supporting the establishment and operations of the European Innovation Centre for Space Resources;
  • Implementing activities and assigned studies aimed at integrating space resources into future space exploration mission architectures and supporting the identification of related cooperation opportunities with European institutions and international Partners;
  • Analysing the space resources value chain and economic impacts as well as identifying opportunities for engaging new organisations in ground and space-based research and development activities. This includes the identification and assessment of potential commercial applications derived from Space Resources related investments in research and development;
  • Establishing and managing partnerships with European and international organisations aimed at advancing the challenge-driven Space Resources Strategy;
  • Leading the definition and implementation of stakeholder community building and engagement actions;
  • Identifying knowledge gaps and critical technologies for extraction and mining of Space resources and establishing and maintaining an overall technology maturation plan;
  • Establishing and implementing a comprehensive approach for managing Space Resources related knowledge;
  • Monitoring the international and European policy and legal framework for Space Resources and assessing implications on ESA activities.


  • PhD or Msc Engineering and/or science, from a recognised Institution. An additional Master in Business and Administration is considered an asset;
  • It is needed a 5 year experience in working on Space Resources related research and development and as well as a proven track-record of successfully managing innovation projects and initiatives and establishing strategic partnerships;
  • In depth knowledge of space resources related research and development;
  • Knowledge of space system engineering;
  • Multi-disciplinary knowledge of area of responsibility;
  • Knowledge of innovation processes and tools;
  • Knowledge of the global space exploration plans and programmes;
  • Driving performance;
  • Developing and motivating people;
  • Fostering cooperation and effective team working;
  • Results orientation;
  • Systems and broader business thinking;
  • Innovation and creativity;
  • Relationship management;
  • Teamwork;
  • Communication.

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.