System Engineer for Exploration Scenario

  • System Engineer for Exploration Scenario

    Deadline for applications 28/10/2019

    For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a System Engineer for Exploration Scenario for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to support the Exploration, Preparation and Research Technology 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 System Engineer for Exploration Scenario for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to support the Exploration, Preparation and Research Technology Team.


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Leading/supporting the implementation of ESA internal and industrial system definition studies at Phase 0/A/(B1) level, including associated payload and technology development activities, preparing future European activities and projects in the field of human and robotic exploration, addressing missions to Low Earth Orbit, Moon or Mars;
  • Interfacing with study scientists and study science teams;
  • Developing and maintaining key-driving requirements for future ESA development activities for exploration missions at mission, architecture, system and technology level in line with the HRE strategy;
  • Monitoring international plans in the field of exploration and supporting, through interactions with international partners, the definition and analysis of future international exploration mission scenarios and associated technology requirements;
  • Supporting activities organized by HRE in the field of exploration (workshops, round tables. etc.) and establishing/maintaining HRE databases related to Exploration activities;
  • Contributing to the diffusion of the results of the performed activities and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency;
  • Supporting HRE for other mission definition-related tasks, as required.

Requirements

  • Masters degree or equivalent qualifications in physics or engineering;
  • Knowledge of human and robotic exploration programmes;
  • Strong analytical skills and a system-mindset;
  • At least four years relevant experience working in planetary mission systems engineering is required. Experience of minimum 4 years in space missions systems engineering is desirable;
  • Experience in mission analyses and trade-offs and/or electric propulsion mission design is considered an asset;
  • Good analytical, organisational and reporting skills;
  • Work experience in an international environment;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively, autonomously and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary and international team;
  • Ability to cope with pressure and deadlines;
  • Proactive attitude to problem-solving and interest in innovative technologies;
  • Fluent in English;
  • knowledge of another ESA Member State language is an asset.

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.