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Antenna Engineer

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [11839]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Electronics Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
Master
Deadline
Closed

About this job

ESA is looking for an Antenna Engineer.
Description

Antenna Engineer in the Antennas and Sub-Millimetre Waves Section, RF Payloads & Technology Division, Electrical Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.

The Antennas and Sub-Millimetre Waves Section provides functional support to ESA projects and carries out technological research (R&D) in the area of space antenna systems, submillimetre wave instruments and associated technologies.

Responsibilities

You will report to the Head of Section and your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • providing expert technical support and consultancy to ESA projects, programmes and general studies on space antenna systems, submillimetre wave instruments and associated technologies throughout all project phases;
  • participating in feasibility studies, project reviews and the evaluation of procurement proposals;
  • identifying critical development problems and assisting in their resolution;
  • contributing to the definition of technology development requirements and work plans for the Agency’s technology programmes;
  • defining, initiating and managing R&D activities covering both long- and short-term needs;
  • fostering new application areas for multidisciplinary activities, placing emphasis on innovative concepts, cutting-edge technologies and system architectures;
  • laboratory activities as required;
  • monitoring applicable scientific and technological trends and maintaining state-of-the-art expertise;
  • contributing to dissemination of the results of activities performed and transfer of knowledge across the Agency.

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

Profile

Technical competencies

General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position
Hands-on hardware experience
Experience with the design, development and application of relevant tools and methods
Understanding of related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape
Project support experience in a relevant domain
Experience with laboratory or field testing of relevant technical equipment
Experience in the preparation of procurement activities for technology development and innovation (statements of work, proposal evaluation, etc)
Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews

Education

A Master’s degree in electrical engineering is required.

Additional requirements

A comprehensive background in electromagnetic wave theory as applied to antennas, as well as hands-on experience with commercial EM software tools, is required  Solid industrial experience in antenna architectures and technologies in relation to aerospace programmes is an asset.

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

The closing date for applications is 21 December 2020.

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

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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.
Learn more: http://www.esa.int/