PA and Safety Support Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [QQQ798]

Field(s) of expertise
Product and Quality Assurance
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting a PA and Safety Support Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).

Sapienza has been a partner of ESA for almost 30 years, and we pride ourselves in supporting a wide range of missions including Galileo, MTG, Copernicus and ExoMars. Our team is international with activities across the U.K., the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.


  • Maintenance and operation of the ESA/ESTEC Test Centre Division Quality and Safety Management System (QMS) in accordance with applicable requirements (i.e. EN-9100, ISO-9001, ECSS-Q-ST-20-07).


This entails:

  • Coordination, monitoring and reporting quality and safety related subjects;
  • Ensuring the proper functioning of the safety processes applied in the test centre division;
  • Liaising with the ESTEC Health, Safety, and Environmental Unit;
  • Focal point for EN-9100, ISO-9001 and ECSS-Q-ST-20-07 certification bodies;
  • Organisation of an effective implementation of the test centre audit programme and supporting the audits;
  • Organising and supporting the NC review boards within the Test Centre, conduct root-cause and extent analyses, and contribute to the definition of action plans;
  • Initiation, management, follow-up and close-out of the action items;
  • Coordination and follow-up of audit findings and related actions in PMX tool;
  • Administer and maintain the Test Centre Sharepoint QMS site;
  • Organisation and completion of the regular review and timely update of QMS documentation;
  • Organisation and preparation of management reviews;
  • Preparation and coordination of safety- and risk assessments and dependability analyses;
  • Liaising with the QMS coordinators of TEC-M and TEC;
  • Maintain and manage the competence database of the Test Centre;
  • Monitoring the maintenance, calibration and repair activities within the scope of the Test Centre;
  • Assessing existing test facility installations and operations with respect to safety, cost effectiveness and performance to identify and suggest opportunities for improvement;
  • Preparation, coordination and control of activities contracted to industry and other institutions related to installation, assembly and acceptance of new/upgrades to test facilities;
  • Improving test methods and facilities in view of productivity, reliability and measurement quality;
  • Supporting ESA projects in risks- and safety assessments for testing related activities.


  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 10 year experience in the space sector, including 5 years in Product and Quality Assurance or Space Environmental Testing;
  • Experience leading quality audits, in particular with regards to ECSS standards and other international standards;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities, and comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than 01/03/2022 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com


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