Laboratories and Tests Facilities Coordinator

  • Laboratories and Tests Facilities Coordinator

    Deadline for applications 27/09/2019

    For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a Laboratories and Tests Facilities Coordinator for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Infrastructure Management 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 (ESA), we are looking for a Laboratories and Tests Facilities Coordinator for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Infrastructure Management Section.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Organise and coordinate basic services for the operations of the technical infrastructure and support the definition of a common set of technical services for the operations of the technical infrastructure;
  • Coordinate the deployment of common tools and processes for the management of the technical infrastructure;
  • Providing support for common technical/administrative tasks related to the operation of the TEC laboratories and the Test Centre;
  • Identify possible synergies and potential harmonisation of overlapping requests in the multi-year investment plans;
  • Coordinate and centralise the actions follow-up related to technical infrastructure reporting, outreach and visits for the TEC departments;
  • Coordinate the management of documentation and information related to the technical infrastructure and ensure all relevant information is timely broadcasted;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Department definition of multi-year investment plans for the technical infrastructure of the department;
  • Support the Department Head and the BCAM for the timely delivery of laboratory investment and maintenance activities, reviewing the status of progress and taking remedial actions as necessary with associated industrial counterparts;
  • Ensure the Laboratory Inventory and Fixed Asset databases are populated with all technical data;
  • Support to the ISO accreditation / certification process in terms of preparing laboratory processes;
  • Support the Department QMS Coordinator in the implementation and maintenance of an ISO 9001 compliant Management System, under the scope of certification;
  • Interface with site services concerning site infrastructure matters. Ensure requests and supervision of installation and maintenance works in the laboratory are competed in the required time.


  • Master degree in an Engineering discipline within the domains of TEC engineering and testing laboratories;
  • A minimum of 4 years of progressive professional experience;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the core business of the Agency and specifically of the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (TEC) is considered as an asset;
  • Knowledge of and consolidated work experience with business processes and tools used for the technical administration of laboratory activities;
  • Knowledge of and proven working experience with web-based collaborative platforms that integrate with Microsoft Office;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office;
  • Proven working experience within organizations with processes managed by a QMS certification and/or technical accreditations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to gain respect across highly technical teams;
  • Strong ability to meet deadlines in a complex professional environment and under demanding circumstances;
  • A keen interest in technology innovation, the ability to collect and understand new information, plus organisational and business sensitivity are required;
  • Proven ability in interacting with internal and external business partners of an intergovernmental organization similar to ESA;
  • Experience in interacting and negotiating with internal customers and suppliers.

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.

Contact Estefania Ochoa

Estefania Ochoa

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