Assembly, Integration & Verification Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [11948]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for an Assembly, Integration & Verification Engineer.


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

  • providing expert technical support and consultancy to ESA projects, programmes and general studies in the area of AIV throughout all project phases;
  • supporting definition and feasibility studies for new missions run in the Concurrent Design Facility at ESTEC;
  • identifying critical development problems and assisting in their resolution;
  • capturing and reviewing requirements related to the satellite AIV/AIT phase and following their implementation;
  • ensuring the definition and implementation of a satellite AIV programme which meets technical and programmatic requirements and considers the adequacy of model philosophy, facilities, planning and costing;
  • providing engineering support for the planning, preparation, execution and results analysis of tests as part of the mechanical, thermal and electromagnetic testing of satellite systems/subsystems;
  • supporting the preparation, organisation and execution of launch campaigns;
  • participating in feasibility studies, project reviews and evaluation of procurement proposals;
  • participating in the development of engineering standards;
  • defining, initiating and managing R&D activities covering both long- and short-term needs;
  • contributing to the definition of technology development requirements and work plans for the Agency’s technology programmes;
  • monitoring applicable scientific and technological trends and maintaining state-of-the-art expertise;
  • contributing to the dissemination of the results of the activities performed and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency.

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


Technical competencies
General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position
Hands-on hardware experience
Environmental testing for space hardware
Experience in the development and verification of space hardware
Spacecraft systems knowledge
Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews
Experience with Space Engineering Standards and their preparation and implementation

A Master’s degree in aerospace- or mechanical engineering is required.

Additional requirements
Candidates are required to have knowledge of and experience in the following:

Environmental testing of space hardware (vibration, acoustic, shock, thermal vacuum, EMC)
Satellite verification engineering
Mechanical ground support equipment development
Launch campaign preparation and execution.

Solid experience in satellite AIV and environmental verification testing is required with, preferably, completion of at least one full satellite test campaign and one launch campaign in an AIT/AIV role.

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

The closing date for applications is 27 January 2021.

At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at 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.

According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from under-represented Member States. (https://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/careers/NationalityTargets.pdf)

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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