ESA is looking for a Planetary Protection and Space Debris Mitigation Officer.
Planetary Protection and Space Debris Mitigation Officer in the Independent Safety Office, Product Assurance & Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.The Independent Safety Office is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, maintenance of ESA policies, requirements, standards and functional support to ESA projects for:
Reporting to the Head of the Independent Safety Office, the Planetary Protection and Space Debris Mitigation Officer will be responsible for maintaining ESA Space Debris Mitigation and Planetary Protection Policies and technical requirements, liaising with International bodies and Space Agencies and ensuring ESA space mission compliance with ESA Space Debris Mitigation and Planetary Protection Policies and related technical requirements. The main responsibilities for this position will include:
General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position
Experience in the domain of Space Debris Mitigation, Planetary Protection and the related regulatory framework
Knowledge of ESA Space Debris Mitigation requirements and their implementation
A Master’s degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline is required.
Work experience shall include involvement in the development and acceptance of spacecraft hardware complying with ESA Planetary Protection requirements as well as knowledge of ESA Space Debris Mitigation requirements and their implementation. Excellent influencing and communication skills, both oral and written as well as proactive team spirit with a demonstrated ability to lead disciplinary and inter-disciplinary groups of experts, are required.
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The closing date for applications is 1 March 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 email@example.com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– 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 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. (http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/careers/NationalityTargets.pdf)
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