Senior EEE Component Engineer – ESTEC

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Terma [21-74333]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering
Job type

About this job

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


You will be assigned to ESA/ESTEC’s Space Component Evaluation and Radiation Effects Section within the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
As ‘Senior Component Engineer’ you will report to the Head of the Section. The main duties include:

  • Coordinate the activities of the laboratory including the work of the laboratory team members and ensure a high standard of work and outputs.
  • Provide administrative support to lab activities.
  • Provide monthly status reports to the Head of the Section.
  • Maintain a database of all laboratories tasks, manpower, equipment, etc.
  • Provide inputs on requirements for investments in laboratory equipment, software and computing provisions.
  • Provide expertise in the field of EEE components, materials and processes investigations. Carry out analyses on EEE components, materials and processes.
  • Follow-up on the production of Analysis Reports by team members and consistency check for adherence to technical procedure.
  • Carry out Failure Analysis tasks and other analysis tasks as required.
  • Prepare reports on the analysis tasks as required.
  • Support and advice concerning the performance of analysis tasks sub-contracted to external laboratories.
  • Provide related technical support on EEE components to ESA projects and other TEC Directorate divisions in the area EEE components and failure investigation.
  • Provide technical input to the formulation, review and maintenance of the technical standards and specifications relating to test methods for component qualification and analysis.
  • Support ISO certification activities.


The successful candidate shall have:

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or (solid state) Physics or related specialization.
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional work experience, ideally acquired in the space industry.
  • Demonstrated background and experience in EEE component technologies in terms of constituent materials, production technology, test equipment, test tools, test methods and standards (industrial and standardisation bodies), laboratory techniques, laboratory equipment, laboratory work and procedures including common health and safety regulations.
  • Proficiency in EEE component electrical measurement techniques is required.
  • Knowledge of general component laboratory practices is mandatory.


  • Specific expertise in at least 4 of the following fields is required, the remainder are desirable:
    • Passive Components;
    • Discrete Semiconductors for RF and non-RF;
    • Complex Microcircuits for Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal and Microwave;
    • Hybrid Technology;
    • Micro-packaging;
    • Optoelectronics;

Soft skills:

  • A good command of the English language is necessary.

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: August 22nd 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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