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Chemical Propulsion Engineer

Advertiser

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [11845]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
Master
Deadline
Closed

About this job

ESA is looking for a Chemical Propulsion Engineer.

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 in the area of chemical propulsion throughout all project phases;
  • participating in feasibility studies, project reviews and 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, with the 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 the transfer of knowledge across the Agency.

Your 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
Understanding of related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape
Project support experience in a relevant domain
Spacecraft systems knowledge
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
Experience with Space Engineering Standards and their preparation and implementation

Education

Applicants for this post should have a Master’s degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering, with an emphasis on subjects relating to space propulsion.

Additional requirements

  • Several years of experience in the design and development of chemical propulsion systems and components for spacecraft applications;
  • A comprehensive system-level background, including an appreciation of the state-of-the-art in space propulsion, in particular spacecraft chemical propulsion systems;
  • A good knowledge of the specialist technological areas involved in space propulsion (including the assembly, integration and verification (AIV) and testing of propulsion systems and components);
  • Experience in the definition and specification of space propulsion R&D activities.

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/