Configuration and Data Management Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [12473]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for a Configuration and Data Management Engineer.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.



  • supporting the implementation and maintenance of Configuration and Data Management Plans for Navigation’s programmes compliant with the applicable ESA standards and guidelines and consistent with the industrial counterparts’ equivalent plans;
  • maintaining segment, project and programme level configuration and documentation baselines;
  • implementing detailed procedures, databases and tools for the establishment and maintenance of the project and programme baselines;
  • controlling change management processes and sustaining the operation of change control  boards (CCB);
  • liaising with internal services and disciplines regarding the coordination of any configuration management subjects;
  • participating in CCBs and Configuration Management (CM) events conducted by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) or European Commission (EC) when required;
  • defining configuration status accounting, product trees and configuration item lists, as well as generation of technical notes for various project and programme baselines;
  • reviewing, monitoring and controlling industry plans and standards and their implementation in the area of documentation and configuration management;
  • participating in the follow-up of industrial activities through review progress reports and participating in progress meetings as required;
  • organising and performing CADM audits and configuration inspections at industrial and operational sites;
  •  contributing to the preparation of tender documents, the evaluation of proposals and negotiations;
  • generating inputs for the preparation of management reports covering configuration management aspects;
  • controlling documentation flow with the support of documentalists and external services.


Technical competencies
Data configuration management standards and methods
Modern automated CADM tools and office automation software
Knowledge of innovation-related processes
Technical domains and in particular space system development

A Master’s degree in engineering or a related discipline is required for this post.

Additional requirements
Practical experience with configuration management standards and methods such as CM-II, CMPIC, CMMI, ISO or ESA ECSS is required.
Several years’ experience in configuration management.
Candidates must be willing to travel.
Applicants must be eligible for and agree to a request for security clearance by their national security administration.

For a complete job description, click on “apply”.
The closing date for applications is 15 July 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, Lithuania and Slovenia and in addition of Member States of the European Union not members of ESA: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia.

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
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