Programme & Engineering Coordinator for University Education

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [AAKK-441563]

Field(s) of expertise
Education and STEM
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Programme & Engineering Coordinator for University Education who will report to the Head of the ESA Academy Unit and will support him for the coordination of educational CubeSat programmes conducted by the Education Office, throughout all phases of their lifecycle.


  • Focus on supporting the Programme Coordinator of “Fly Your Satellite!” in the organization and conduct of the programme
  • Define the programme logic and the implementation structure for the “Fly Your Satellite!” programme cycles
  • Define the deliverables and project objectives to be achieved by the CubeSat teams participating at the different levels of the “Fly Your Satellite!” programme
  • Coordinate the involved university project teams, and the ESA specialists that will support the FYS programme, or will mentor the university student teams
  • Monitor the technical baseline of the relevant projects, and review the project documentation to ensure compliance with requirements, applicable standards, and good space engineering practice
  • Support and review the satellites AIV (Assembly, Integration and Verification) campaigns (to be performed at the ESTEC test facilities, or at facilities located elsewhere)
  • Support the preparation and conduct of project meetings, project reviews, test campaigns, launch preparation campaigns, and of workshops or conferences
  • Liaise with the Young Graduate Trainees involved in the satellite projects of the Education Office, and support the Head of the ESA Academy Unit for their coordination
  • Support the definition, the organization, and the conduct of the ESA Academy activities (conducted at Redu, or at other locations)
  • Liaise with the colleagues of the Education Office in charge of Outreach coordination, to the scope of supporting the outreach initiatives on the ESA education satellite
  • Offer support (if requested by the Head of the ESA Academy Unit) to other projects


  • University degree (at least at MSc level) in Space Systems Engineering,or equivalent
  • The post holder shall be well organized, shall be able to show good spirit of initiative, and shall own good skills and experience in the management of space projects
  • Good skills to coordinate effectively work contributions from several different parties, and shall possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders (ESA, the involved international partners, industry, academia and students)
  • The experience of having directly collaborated at the satellite programmes (Fly Your Satellite! in particular) of the ESA Education Office is an important asset
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

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