Product Assurance and Safety Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [10661-19427]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Product and Quality Assurance
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for a Product Assurance and Safety Engineer.

Product Assurance and Safety (PA&S) Engineer in the Product Assurance Management Section, Quality, Dependability and PA Support Division, Product Assurance and Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.

The Section provides functional support to ESA projects and technology developments and is also responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of product assurance and safety (PA&S) engineering and management programmes. It carries out technological research (R&D) in the fields of PA&S management, techniques, methodologies and tools. It collaborates in standardisation and training activities.


Reporting to the Head of Section and within the technical fields described above, your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • providing expert support to ESA projects, programmes and technology development programme activities in the field of PA&S engineering and management;
  • preparing and implementing general and project-specific programmatic and technical requirements based on the applicable product and quality assurance baseline;
  • supporting monitoring and reporting of supplier PA&S programme execution to ensure compliance with applicable requirements; this includes auditing activities;
  • contributing to management and technical boards relative to the execution and review of a project’s PA&S programme;
  • defining, initiating and managing R&D activities (in product and quality assurance; requirements, techniques, methodologies, tools) covering long- and short-term needs;
  • supporting establishment and implementation of standards and best practices in the product and quality assurance field;
  • contributing to and at the line management’s request participating in the Directorate’s competence domains;
  • supporting implementation of the configuration management system under ESA projects;
  • monitoring applicable scientific/technological trends, maintaining state-of-the-art expertise;
  • contributing to the dissemination of the results of activities performed and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency.

Duties may also include supporting other activities within your field of competence.


Technical competencies

• Experience in the technical domains covered by the position;
• Understanding of related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape;
• Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews;
• Experience with Space Quality Standards and their preparation and implementation.


Master’s degree in engineering discipline is required.

Additional requirements

• Solid experience in the technical domains covered by the position;
• Experience in configuration management, quality auditing or assessor certification are considered assets.

You must be eligible for security clearance by your national security administration.

For a complete job description and to apply, click on “apply”.

The closing date for applications is 03 December 2020.

If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.


Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia and Slovenia.

We offer

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support.
For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA

About us

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
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