Product Assurance & Safery Engineer (M/F)

Brussels, Belgium, Space Applications Services [2021-022-BE-PAS-PASE]

Field(s) of expertise
Product and Quality Assurance Project and Service Management
Job type

About this job

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries. The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. In our headquarters, we have a control centre room that operates commercial payloads on the International Space Station, and a laboratory comprising a cleanroom.


The successful candidate will cover both Product Assurance and Safety domains of expertise.
The position is in the Product Assurance & Safety (PA&S) Department based in our main office at Sint-Stevens-Woluwe (Brussels Area).
The PA&S Engineer will mainly report to the PA&S Department Manager and will interact with the other Department & Project Managers


1.  Product Assurance:

  • Establishing the PA requirements baseline & producing the required PA documentation for assigned projects
  • Guiding and monitoring the application and procurement of EEE parts, Materials and Processes (M&P) and controlling implementation of applicable requirements
  • Reviewing customer and supplier documentation for compliance with the assigned projects PA requirements
  • Representing PA in progress meetings, Change Control Board meetings and project reviews at all levels
  • Supporting the NCR/SPR process and Risk Management activities
  • Assisting to the control of the MAIT processes performed in laboratory and cleanroom (in particular routine inspection of Flight Hardware)
  • Performing routine inspection tasks typically on EEE parts, PCB, harness, connectors and mechanical systems.

2.  Safety:

  • Establishing the Safety requirements baseline for assigned projects
  • Preparing Safety Analyses, Flight Safety Data Packages, Flight Safety Certificates, Maintenance Safety Assessments and Hazard Reports per SSP 30599, SSP 51700 and SSP 50021 ISS Standards
  • Participating in the Safety Review Boards with ESA, NASA and others
  • Ensuring the satisfactory close-out of the safety verifications identified in Hazard Reports.


Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in engineering or scientific field with at least 3 years of experience in Product Assurance and/or Safety
  • Demonstrated/practical experience with:
    • PA within a quality system certified to EN9100
    • Configuration Management
    • Working in laboratory and cleanroom environment
  • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

The following experience would be considered as an asset:

  • The ECSS standards, in particular the ECSS-Q series
  • Human Space Flight, in particular the ISS environment for scientific payloads and space flight hardware development.

What Do We Offer

  • Working within a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
  • A professional working environment with motivated Engineers and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions
  • An individualised training and development programmes.

How To Apply

Send your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) via our website (www.spaceapplications.com), to the attention of Mr. Michel Ilzkovitz.
Applications received through the “Careers” page of our website are reviewed in priority.

The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union or in possession of a European Blue Card for two or more years.


Due to the award of new contracts, we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.


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