System and Concurrent Engineering Engineer – ESTEC

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Terma [21-74075]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

For our customer, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are seeking an experienced System/Concurrent Engineering Engineer to work at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.


You will be assigned to ESA/ESTEC’s Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section, within the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management.
The Section is responsible for maintaining the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF), which is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a network of computers, multimedia devices and software tools, which allows a team of experts from multiple disciplines to apply the concurrent engineering method to the design of future space missions. It facilitates a fast and effective interaction of all disciplines involved, ensuring consistent and high-quality results in a much shorter time. It is primarily used to assess the technical and financial feasibility of future space missions and new spacecraft concepts (e.g. internal pre-phase A or Level-0 assessment studies).
You will be expected to provide support to the Section activities in the areas of systems and concurrent engineering (CE), in particular:

  • development, implementation and adoption in ESA projects of Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE);
  • systems engineering modelling;
  • concurrent engineering tools & methods;
  • technology developments enhancing adoption of MBSE practices.

The activities will be in the area of:

  • systems engineering, including support to ESA projects applying or willing to apply MBSE;
  • methods, tools and standards to support MBSE;
  • tools and infrastructure development & maintenance in support to systems and concurrent engineering modelling (including CE and ECSS-TM-10-25 tools).

This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
The requested start of work is July 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The successful candidate shall have:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Engineering or Physics.
  • At least 4 years of professional experience including a background in system engineering, especially as applied to space mission assessment and design.
  • Experience in (multi-disciplinary) system modelling, using data modelling languages (e.g. Unified Modelling Language/System Modelling Language – SysML) and associated modelling applications (e.g. Cameo System Modeler, Capella, Enterprise Architect, …) or comparable modelling languages as well as supporting tools;
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming (in e.g. Java), data science and data reporting tools (e.g. Jupyter notebooks), space systems engineering and space missions analysis or other systems-related disciplines engineering tools (e.g. MATLAB, STK, MathCad, Catia, etc.);
  • Experience in requirements management and verification engineering;
  • Experience in and good knowledge of Model Based System Engineering;


  • Knowledge and practice in the application of ESA System Engineering standards (e.g. ECSS-E-10 series);

Soft skills:

  • Ability to work independently and to establish good working relations with ESA is essential;

What can Terma Offer?
At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.
Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.

  • Great opportunities for training and personal development
  • Challenges in advanced technical environment
  • International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
  • An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Support on re-location (if applicable)

Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.
Additional information
To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the ‘Apply’ link below. Include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter highlighting your background and expertise as well as earliest date of availability: 
For further information please contact Mr. Simon Mills
by telephone [+31 6 2326 2398] or by email [recruitment.nl@terma.com].
Closing date: June 9th 2021
Please note the following Legal & Security requirements:

  • Applicants must hold all appropriate permits to work in the EU.
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority.
  • In line with ESA security requirements, an official Certificate of Good Conduct (or equivalent) and employment reference checks will be required at commencement of employment. Please attach a copy of any reference letters with your application if you have them.

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