Technology R&D Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [9801-20484]

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

About this job

ESA is looking for a Technology R&D Engineer.


The specific tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • supporting the Head of Section in implementing the Technology Development Element (TDE) of the Discovery & Preparation Technology Programme (DPTP) and the General Support Technology Programme (GSTP);
  • supporting the preparation of work and procurement plans for the technology programmes, including all their elements and initiatives, according to established processes;
  • planning, supporting and monitoring the implementation of the technology programmes in cooperation and coordination with the implementing technical and procurements services;
  • reviewing technical activities proposed by specialised disciplines for consistency with needs and programme orientation;
  • evaluating and disseminating results of technology activities and maintaining awareness of performance of technology when converted to products and used in projects and deriving lessons;
  • supporting the ESA Technology End-to End Process.


Technical competencies
Knowledge of ESA technology programmes and the organisation of R&D activities
Experience in the coordination and preparation of procurement activities for technology development (statements of work, proposal evaluation, etc)
Understanding of related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape
Management and monitoring of industrial activities (interfaces with industry, reviews, etc)
Working with institutional actors (delegations)

A Master’s degree in an engineering or other relevant discipline is required.

Additional requirements
A background in a wide range of technologies relevant to space as well as good understanding of issues encountered when converting technologies into products.

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

The closing date for applications is 10 January 2021.

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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