Telecommunications System Engineer

  • Telecommunications System Engineer

    Deadline for applications 23/04/2019

    For our biggest client, ESA/ESTEC, we are looking for a Telecommunications System Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Institutional and European Programme Office.

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 biggest client, ESA/ESTEC, we are looking for a Telecommunications System Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Institutional and European Programme Office.


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Project preparation and implementation and managing industrial activities;
  • Provide support to the ScyLight Programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in coordinating ESA internal studies and preparing the associated documentation;
  • Support the ESA ScyLight Programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in monitoring activities related to the industrial activities, especially monitoring the coherent and cost-effective implementation of requirements from system level down to the lower sub-system level;
  • Participation in Agency Reviews, notably supporting the ScyLight Programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in organizing the Phase A/B System Requirements Review and Preliminary Design Review as well as lower level technical reviews in the relevant field of interest;
  • Supporting the definition of technology activities or additional technical studies in preparation of the next Phase of the Programme in the appropriate areas of competence;
  • Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next generation telecommunication systems for both space and ground segment;
  • Assessment of new concepts and techniques to be applied to next generation mobile communication systems for both space and ground segment;
  • Preparation of inputs to status reports;
  • Support to preparatory activities in the course of defining and setting up new programme elements and the related programmatic frameworks;
  • Support in the creation of information packages to Decision Makers and industrial partners;
  • Support in the creation of internal or external decision documents (e.g. proposals to the ESA programme boards) throughout the relevant project lifetime;
  • Identification and characterisation of new services and applications;
  • Support to other projects or Directorates of ESA for the definition and operational assessment of applications and services;
  • Support to standardisation activities in specific areas;
  • Monitoring of and reporting about activities in other ARTES Elements or other relevant programmes including EC programmes;
  • Initiation, preparation and running promotion activities, like workshops with Industry, other agencies or National Delegation as well as media related activities (e.g. web-articles);
  • Initiation of and/or participation in international working groups.

Requirements

  • PhD or Msc Engineering from a recognized Institution of secondary studies (University, ecole superieure, etc) or equivalent and minimum 4 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience in an international team is required;
  • Candidates should also possess very good interpersonal skills, be well-organised, pro-active, self-motivated and able to work effectively in a matrix structure;
  • Fluency in English is required, including the ability to draft technical reports;
  • Proven capabilities in preparation of programmatic frameworks requiring system and strategic thinking;
  • Experience Optical Technologies (Space and/or terrestrial);
  • Relevant experience in requirements analysis, design, implementation and operations, and associated management experience;
  • Sound knowledge of the overall space market;
  • Good communication skills, problem solving skills and be able to manage relationships, work in a team and be self-motivating and disciplined.

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.