ESA is looking for a Facility Development and Utilisation Engineer.
This post is for a limited duration of 4 years non-renewable and is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.
As the SACF Facility Development and Utilisation Engineer, you will report directly to the Studies and Technology (ExPeRT) Team Leader of the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration.
The Sample Analogue Curation Facility (SACF) is located on the Harwell Campus in the UK.
The SACF is designed to be a focal point for simulant development (including regolith, rocks, etc.) and curation activities in Europe for space applications, particularly exploration and science. The SACF features analytical, sample preparation, development and curation capabilities, complemented by state-of-the-art analytical facilities on the Harwell campus.
The main objectives of the facility are to:
Your duties will include:
Knowledge of the ESA and global space exploration plans and programmes
Knowledge and experience in geology and mineralogy
Experience in driving R&D activities, as well as knowledge of the ESA technology programmes
Experience in managing Laboratories, including health and safety aspects
Experience in procurement, project management, reviews and milestone achievement
Experience with laboratory or field testing of relevant technical equipment
A Master’s degree in engineering, geology or mineralogy is required.
You should have demonstrable experience in R&D activities and project management with strong organisational capabilities. Curatorial experience is considered mandatory. Experience with analogue activities or relevant test campaigns is considered an asset.
Strong teamwork skills. Ability to work effectively, autonomously and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary and international team. Ability to cope with pressure and deadlines. Proactive attitude to problem-solving and interest in innovative technologies.
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The closing date for applications is 03 January 2021.
If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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/