EarthCARE Engineering Support (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [B158]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting an EarthCARE Engineering Support for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).

Sapienza has been a partner of ESA for over 20 years, and we pride ourselves in supporting a wide range of missions including Galileo, MTG, Copernicus and ExoMars. Our team is international with activities across the U.K., the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.


  • Provide satellite level system engineering support covering satellite, instrument and platform level performance, functional and environmental aspects.
  • Critically review and coordinate system level, satellite level, instrument level and platform level (functional and environmental) AIV/AIT plans and procedures and support subsequent discussions with the industrial consortium on the findings by providing specialist knowledge on satellite, platform and instruments. This task shall be performed in coordination with specialist engineering support as well as dedicated AIT/AIV support from TEC.
  • Support the definition, coordination and execution of the satellite level functional and environmental test campaigns, including presence at the prime Contractor premises or environmental test facilities as needed. Coordinate the contributions and participation of specialist engineering and AIT/AIV support from TEC and perform engineering assessment of the resulting output.
  • Support any failure investigations, including providing specialist support and engineering assessment to the investigations and participation to Non-Conformance Review Boards.
  • Coordinate the review of Satellite level, platform level and instrument level Verification Control Documents and coordinate specific Verification Control Boards.
  • Coordinate the review of Flight Operations Manuals and Flight Operations Procedures in close cooperation with instrument and platform engineers, specialist TEC support, ESOC and industry operations teams.
  • Support the validation of the Flight Operations Procedures, provide assistance and coordination to the preparations and execution of the System Validation Tests.
  • Participate to the simulation campaigns in preparation of LEOP and Commissioning activities and coordinate participation of specialist engineering support from TEC.
  • Support the satellite launch campaign.
  • Support the preparation and execution of the LEOP and Commissioning phases as well as preparation for the routine operations phase.


  • Master’s in engineering or equivalent work experience
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience including one or more of the following areas:
    • Satellite system engineering
    • AIT/AIV
    • Definition and execution of test campaigns
    • Support and documentation of failure, verification, flight operations, and validation tests
    • Launch, commissioning, and operations support
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than November 11, 2021 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com


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