Select Page

Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Telecommunications System Engineer

Expires: December 04, 2021


Job Overview

We are looking for a Telecommunications System Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to join their Telecom Technologies, Product & Systems Department. In support and reporting to the 4S Programme Manager, the postholder will coordinate the activities required for setting-up future Institutional and European telecommunications Programmes/ Initiatives/ Activities in the area of secure satcom for safety and security, research programs (H2020, Horizon Europe) and partnership programmes. The activities notably include the support of preparatory activities, actions and implementation in cooperation and cooperation with the relevant stakeholders (Industry, National Agencies, EU Institutions).
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

  • Support the Project preparation and implementation and managing industrial activities;
  • Provide support to the 4S programme Manager/System Engineer/Technical Leads in coordinating ESA internal studies and preparing the associated documentation;
  • Support the ESA 4S 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 4S 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;
  • Support 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;
  • 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;
  • Regular reporting of progress to the ESA System Engineers and the 4S Programme Manager. In the execution of the tasks, the Telecommunication Systems Engineer will liaise closely and proactively with the rest of the Programme team as well as with other colleagues within the Telecommunications Technologies, Products and Services Department.
  • Support Implementation Projects for preliminary System definition and validation. This can Include test bed Systems and emulator or simulator of systems;
  • 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.
  • Monitor and report 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.


Master’s degree or PhD in engineering with specific qualification and minimum 4 years of relevant experience in aerospace or telecommunications;
Experience in System Test Bed (End to End);
Proven capabilities in preparation of programmatic frameworks requiring system and strategic thinking;
Relevant experience in System requirements analysis, design, implementation and operations, and associated management experience;
Sound knowledge of the overall space market;
Experience in an international team is required;
Good communication skills, problem solving skills and be able to manage relationships, work in a team;
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.

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.