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Mechanical AIV Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [MXC875]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
Master
Deadline
05/10/2022

About this job

Sapienza Consulting a Serco Company is recruiting a Mechanical AIV 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

  • Provide technical support for preparation, implementation and evaluation of AIT and AIV activities on assigned Project(s), in close cooperation with AIV/AIT Manager and Project team.
  • Ensure active monitoring and support to industrial AIT activities, including problems troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Perform AIT schedule assessment, analyzing associated risks and potential work-around, providing early warnings on major problem areas and ensuring that appropriate mitigation actions are identified and implemented.
  • Provide support to preparation, organization and execution of environmental test campaigns and launch campaigns.
  • Support AIT reviews (DRBs, IRRs, TRRs, PTRs, NCRs, TRBs, etc.).
  • Participate to Project(s) reviews (PDR, CDR, QAR, FAR, LTS, etc.).
  • Support feasibility studies and reviews in the Concurrent Design Facility at ESTEC, specifically with respect to ‘AIV, AIT and Programmatics’ domain.
  • Act as team player within assigned Project(s) and TEC Section, contributing to knowledge transfer across the Agency.
  • Availability to support missions abroad is required, in line with needs of the assigned Project(s); along limited periods, on-call support in 24/7 shift with other team members might be required during the test campaign such as TVAC.

Profile

  • Master’s degree with relevant experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in space domain, with experience in development and qualification of space hardware and sound knowledge of satellite qualification and acceptance testing.
  • Proven experience with satellite system and/or payload AIT activities preparation, implementation and evaluation, including relevant procedures and processes.
  • Experience in management and monitoring of industrial activities.
  • Knowledge and experience with GSE (MGSE/EGSE/FGSE/OGSE).
  • Focus on system level activities and thermo-mechanical domain, experience with functional testing will be considered an asset.
  • Experience with payloads activities or satellite constellations will be considered an asset.
  • Team spirit and teamwork experience in space related projects.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

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