Mechanical and Thermal Systems Engineer

Kruibeke, Belgium, QinetiQ [Qinetiq-MechTherSystemsEngineer]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Electronics Engineering
Job type

About this job

QinetiQ Space, located in Kruibeke, develops scientific experiments for research in space focused on the International Space Station and other microgravity environments. QinetiQ Space is also active in the development of satellites.

We wish to strengthen our team with a ‘Mechanical & thermal systems engineer’.

The leading edge technological aspects and variety of work makes working for QinetiQ Space an exciting challenge. QinetiQ Space offers you a unique opportunity to fully develop your talent/career and prove yourself in one of the top high technological companies in Flanders. A challenging and exciting opportunity in a team of enthusiastic and inspiring colleagues is waiting for you.


You take the lead in mechanical & thermal project aspects. It starts by understanding the mechanical & thermal requirements and translating these into design and development requirements. You interact with the design team. You perform the first order mechanical & thermal predictions. You follow-up the integration activities. You plan the various test campaigns and initiate the relevant test procedures. You coordinate and perform the mechanical and thermal testing. You participate to system level verification campaigns.


We expect candidates to hold a master degree, preferably in space studies, engineering, electro mechanics, mechatronics or equivalent. The ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic result-oriented team player with good communication skills at all levels, with the ability to clearly define approaches and objectives. Fluency in English is an absolute must. Working experience (min. 3 years) in a similar role is an absolute pre-requisite.

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