Thermal System Engineer-Thermal Control (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [MTT794]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting a Thermal System Engineer-Thermal Control 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.


  • Provide support to the Agency in the thermal engineering (design, analysis and verification area) related to the sections thermal control activities.
  • Provide support to ESA projects, including CDF activities, interface with the project team, interface – if requested – with the industrial team, participate in progress meetings and reviews, as requested by project work, and provide appropriate feedback on the achieved progress and discussions.
  • Support the thermal control activities (project support and R&D activities) of the Section in the area of his/her specialization.
  • Build geometrical and thermal models, perform relevant analyses, evaluate critically the results and issue relevant documentation covering all work performed.
  • Support the maintenance and upgrading of thermal mathematical models.
  • Support thermal verification test campaigns for ongoing ESA projects by performing/reviewing test procedures, test predictions and test correlations and attend the tests if required.
  • Support ESA project reviews.
  • Support European standardization activities
  • Make regular progress reports.
  • Provide adequate documentation, covering all tasks above.



  • Master’s degree in Engineering
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • The person shall have a very good background and experience in thermal modelling and analysis as well as thermal spacecraft design and verification.
  • He/she shall also have a very good background and knowledge of spacecraft system aspects.
  • He/she shall also have a very good background and experience with the Agency’s thermal analysis tools, e.g. ESATAN-TMS
  • 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 24/02/2022 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com


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