Radiation Effects Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Nordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [9698]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

We are looking for a dynamic Radiation Effects Engineer to join our team at the esteemed ESA-ESTEC site in the Netherlands. Step into a remarkable role that grants you access to one of the globe’s highly coveted space agencies – an opportunity that launches your career into orbit!

Please note that this is a full-time position with a one-year fixed-term contract.


  • Provide support to the Space Component Evaluation and Radiation Effects Section for the preparation and implementation of environmental and reliability tests of EEE components in accordance with established standards and laboratory procedures.
  • Support the update and definition of new relevant test standards, test methods, laboratory procedures and ancillary documentation as required.
  • The implementation and configuration of radiation test set-ups (hardware and software) for radiation effects testing (e.g. Total Ionising Dose (Co60), Single Event Effects, Displacement Damage, etc.) of components, test structures or electronic assemblies.
  • The support of radiation tests performed in ESTEC or external radiation facilities.
  • The support of radiation test data analysis and result reporting.
  • The support of activities related to the development, implementation and verification of radiation monitors, instruments and in-orbit technology test beds / radiation flight experiments.
  • The provision of expert support concerning national and international regulations applicable to the operation of radiation sources for research purposes.
  • The support of administrative activities in terms of site safety and security matters concerning internal radiation test facilities, document handling (distribution, archiving, etc.) and such related to the maintenance of the radiation effects test report database and internet homepage.
  • Support to ISO accreditation / accreditation activities of the 60Co and CASE facility.


  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related specialisation.
  • Preferably Radiation Worker with radiation test experience.
  • 4+ years of relevant professional work experience.
  • 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 and in particular those related to Radiation Testing.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • 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.



Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Comprehensive package of benefits offered by the company.
  • Assistance with relocation can be provided, details available upon request.
  • Engaging company events to foster team spirit.
  • Reimbursement of public transport expenses.
  • Access to a variety of sports and recreational activities at ESTEC Escape Recreation Centre.
  • Company contribution towards a pension scheme.

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