Select Page

Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Solar Generators Engineer

Expires: June 24, 2021


Job Overview

We are looking for a Solar Generators Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to join their Solar Generators Section.
Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe and not by ESA.
The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

Questions about this position?

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Functional support to ESA spacecraft programmes (and other European projects, if required) for space solar generator design, manufacturing and testing, including the provision of independent, technical assessment in Project Reviews;
  • Define, promote and implement the technological research programme for advanced photovoltaic generator technology, including solar cells, photovoltaic assembly processes and components (e.g. cover-glasses), solar generator subsystems, environmental effects models, testing methods and test facilities;
  • Maintain the ESA solar generator laboratory facilities and perform engineering qualification tests;
  • Define and implement European standards in the solar generator domain;
  • Provide functional support to one or several ESA satellite projects;
  • Monitor qualification and test programs for body mounted and deployable solar arrays utilizing advanced solar cells;
  • Supervise industrial contracts for research and development of solar cells and modules (including next generation multi-junction solar cell and solar generator technologies, concentrator systems and experiments on space environmental effects on the solar generators);
  • Assist the EPG section team with solar array related design and qualification issues and with characterisation and environmental tests of solar cells, modules and solar generators.


Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Semiconductor Physics with minimum 4 years of relevant work experience;
Experience in multi-junction space solar cells technology;
Experience in space photovoltaic assembly (PVA) technology;
Experience in technical contract management;
Knowledge of space solar array design and technologies;
Knowledge of the main characterisation and environmental tests for space solar cells and solar generators;
Familiarity with European Space Standard (ECSS) requirements;
Proficiency in English (spoken and written);
For candidates with less than 10 years experience, please provide the relevant academic transcripts in order to give the Client a more complete candidate profile at the selection stage.

Join the Brighest Minds is powered by ATG Europe

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.