Mechanical Facilities Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting a Mechanical Facilities Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC) and support the HIF Directorate.

*Please note the starting date might be slightly delayed due to COVID-19.


  • Providing active assistance to the EFM Mechanical Engineer in charge of the mechanical installations under the responsibility of the EFM division
  • Controlling, monitoring and reviewing – notably by means of key performance indicators – the execution of preventive and corrective maintenance activities carried out by the on-site maintenance contractor (or by sub-contracted third-party companies) on the technical installations
  • Reviewing, coordinating and monitoring all activities related to the construction, renovation, or modification of the technical infrastructure installations; these activities are of a various nature: adhoc requests for works, refurbishments, new projects or investments
  • Monitoring and controlling the compliance with the applicable norms and legislation of all the work carried out by the on-site maintenance contractor or other third-party companies on the technical installations
  • Preparing work descriptions, technical specifications, or any other technical documents necessary for the coordination of small to large size projects related to technical installations
  • Providing active assistance on multi-disciplinary projects where works/activities on the technical installations are involved
  • Providing active assistance for the preparation, organization, review and validation of work acceptance tests after construction, renovation, modification or maintenance of the technical installations
  • Implementation and maintenance of service and quality assurance procedures
  • Providing active assistance for studies about the operational condition, the performance, the upgrade and improvement of the technical installations and preparing corresponding improvement plans
  • Liaising, closely cooperating and maintaining a sound working relationship with colleagues within the section, in or outside the department, and with the site maintenance contractor


  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Facilities Management Engineering or relevant field
  • At least a 5-year experience in building infrastructure and Facilities Management, with Mechanical or Building System Engineering as an area of expertise
  • A proven capability in the above areas of responsibility and technical building systems
  • Good knowledge of the applicable norms and legislation
  • Sound analytical skills, be able to analyze any situation, issue or installation and create a clear and detailed technical report for root cause analysis, improvement or repair
  • Applicants should be able to work autonomously and be eager to learn and acquire further knowledge in building systems engineering
  • Good skills in the MS Office software package (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Visio)
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset
  • Dutch language is an asset

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