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Optical Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [9868]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
Master
Deadline
05/07/2024

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.

On behalf of our client, the European Space Agency, we are looking for a dynamic Optical 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!

Responsibilities

  • Follow-up of optical instrument design aspects and support to the development of optical subsystems.
  • Provision of expert technical support to ESA projects and studies for the development of optical space instrumentation throughout all project phases.
  • Definition and review of all optical system engineering aspects, including requirements, both at system and subsystem level, internal and external interfaces, and engineering budgets.
  • Participation in project reviews.
  • Evaluation of procurement proposals.
  • Contribution to design/optical related performance improvement, in particular, by identifying critical development problems and assisting in their resolution.
  • Development of mathematical models and simulations of optical instruments.
  • Definition and follow-up of instrument on-ground test and calibration activities and of in-orbit commissioning.
  • Contribution to lab activities.

Profile

  • Master or PhD in Physics or Optical Engineering.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in similar roles.
  • Project and/or industrial experience in the design, engineering and testing of various types of optical instrumentation.
  • Good working knowledge of ZEMAX and/or CODE V (and preferably also ASAP).
  • Hands-on experience in optical manufacturing techniques, alignment and tolerancing.
  • 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.

 

DE&I:

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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