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Mechanisms Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [MSM848]

Field(s) of expertise
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
Master
Deadline
19/07/2022

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Mechanisms 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.

Responsibilities

  • Mechanisms support to all ESA project directorates with respect to the implementation of space mechanism technologies in current and future missions, including configuration assessments and mission performance evaluation
  • Establishment of Statement of Work and Preliminary Requirement Specifications for Mechanism Systems, Individual Mechanisms or Mechanism components dedicated to Technology and Research & Development.
  • Perform and support in the role of Mechanism engineer, System Level Mission Definition studies and system conceptual design activities in support of the ESA long term/future mission plans.
  • Identify enabling mechanism and tribological technologies for future ESA
  • Support investigations of mechanisms being out of performance, including malfunctions and contingency scenarios.
  • Support and contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the Space Mechanisms ECSS Engineering Standards.
  • Generation and set-up of appropriate space mechanisms analysis and simulation models using analysis tools based on technical documentation of space mechanisms. Back up and archiving of analysis models for later retrieval.

Profile

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Space mechanisms development;
  • Excellent knowledge in space system engineering, specializing in mechanisms;
  • Knowledge of the Space Mechanism ECSS standard and its application to the design and verification of mechanisms;
  • Good knowledge of space mechanism testing and verification methodologies and techniques;
  • Good knowledge of related mechanisms numerical analysis tools such as Adams, VirtualLab Motion, SIMPACK, Matlab/Simulink, Maxwell, Flux etc.
  • Ability to work effectively, autonomously and cooperatively in a diverse and international team environment;
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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