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Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Assistant Security Officer

Expires: June 30, 2021


Job Overview

We are looking for an Assistant Security Officer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to join their Health, Safety and Security Section.
The post covers support in the field of Security Management under the responsibility of the Head of the ESTEC Health, Safety & Security Section. As such it involves oversight of security operations and ensuring that security management procedures are properly conducted at ESTEC.

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:

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the security contractor that provides guarding, access and visitor management, monitoring, reporting, fire prevention and firefighting services.
  • Ensure the physical security of the ESTEC site, buildings, activities and events on site.
  • Ensure proper physical protection of the ESTEC site and adequate preparations for accidents, incidents, calamities or security infringement are in place.
  • Execute investigations into security incidents and any lessons to be learnt.
  • Monitor and reporting on security practices on site.
  • Maintain up to date documentation in respect of security procedures and the compliance with relevant policies and standards.
  • Analyse data and reports to form proposals for improvements.
  • Support the ESTEC Head Health, Safety & Security Section.
  • Represent the Security and Safety Section in meetings requiring security input and coordination.


BSc Degree from a recognised institution or equivalent is required alongside minimum 4 years or relevant work experience;
In depth previous experience in the field of security supported by formal training;
Experience in security management, conducting investigations and in conducting security compliance and improvement exercises, is important;
Ability to write and review/correct (technical) documentation (reports, procedures) in the English language;
Ability to establish effective interfaces;
Tact and very good communication skills are required;
The official languages of the agency are English and French. A very good knowledge of English and a good knowledge of Dutch is essential;
Excellent communications skills and the ability to work under demanding conditions and deal with complex situations;
Proven record of working experience in an International and multicultural context like ESTEC;
Knowledgeability to quickly grasp and deal with the ESTEC ethos and culture;
Ability to swiftly grasp, gain knowledge of and be able to work effectively with the particulars of the ESA-ESTEC site, the (operational) procedures and the organisational culture, is essential;
Applicants must be willing and able to hold a Personal Security Clearance (PSC) while in post.

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