Space Segment Product Assurance and Safety Manager

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [12182-23943]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Project and Service Management
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for a Space Segment Product Assurance and Safety Manager.

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.


  • Contributing to establishing and maintaining the particular project PA&S requirements baseline for the Galileo Space Segment in compliance with the ESA general Product Assurance and Safety policy;
  • Reviewing contractor plans, specifications and effort proposed for execution of the project PA&S programme;
  • Guiding and monitoring the implementation of PA&S requirements by contractors in order to assess performance/effectiveness, participating in design reviews, and directing the necessary preventive or corrective actions;
  • Guiding and monitoring the application and procurement of EEE parts, materials and processes and controlling the implementation of applicable requirements;
  • Representing ESA on Boards established under the project to handle Non-conformances / Failure Reviews, Test Reviews, etc.;
  • Contributing to implementation of the Software PA and Software configuration Management Requirements baseline across the Galileo Space Segment;
  • Monitoring integration and test activities by means of quality assurance audits, mandatory and key inspection points, test witnessing and configuration inspections;
  • Supporting definition of the formal acceptance requirements and conduct of Acceptance Reviews of all assigned contractual deliverable items;
  • Ensuring the preparation of design trade-offs, analysis and reports using RAMS data to support project decisions;
  • Providing support for security activities for the Galileo space segment as appropriate;
  • Participating in periodic meetings with the parent organisational unit and contributing to the transfer of technical knowledge and lessons learned across the Agency.

In carrying out these tasks, you will receive support from experts in the Galileo project team and the ESA Directorate of Technology, Engineering & Quality.
In addition to your Project responsibilities, you will provide support as necessary to NAV PA&S Office activities, including improvement initiatives and coordination meetings


Technical competencies
Knowledge of Product Assurance, Safety and Quality Management disciplines
Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews
Experience with Space Quality Standards and their preparation and implementation
Experience with the application of product assurance tools and methods
Project support experience in a relevant domain
A Master’s degree in engineering or technical sciences is required.

Additional requirements
You should have experience of managing Product Assurance for a large satellite project as well as good knowledge of software and RAMS engineering techniques.
A background in space systems, with experience in security, is an asset.
You also must be eligible for security clearance by your national security administration.

For a complete job description, click on “apply”.
The closing date for applications is 19 August 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.
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
We are the European Space Agency. Our mission is the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of everyone. We watch over Earth, develop and launch inspiring and unique space projects, train astronauts and push the boundaries of science and technology, seeking answers to the big questions about the Universe. We are a family of scientists, engineers and business professionals from all over Europe working together in a diverse and multinational environment. We are dedicated to united space in Europe and united Europe in space. Learn more: http://www.esa.int/

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