Radio Navigation Engineer – PVT (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

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

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Radio Navigation Engineer to support the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.


  • Support to Navigation Projects (e.g. EGNOS and GALILEO) and R&D activities in the fields of safety-related Position-Navigation-Timing (PNT) applications including aspects related to PVT integrity and assurance (security).
  • Participation in studies supporting current and future PNT systems definition and/or analysis for security and safety-related applications (e.g.regarding system architecture, ground processing and user segment technologies).
  • Support to the activities relating to technology development, standardisation and working groups on PVT assurance and safety-related PNT applications.
  • Design, definition and follow up of industrial contracts related to the procurement of GNSS testbeds and receivers for infrastructure or user applications, and in particular, for what concerns safety-related applications (e.g. in railway, maritime and automotive sectors), PVT integrity and assurance (security).
  • Support design, implementation, maintenance and operation of Radio Navigation equipment, complex Radio Navigation simulation tools and test facilities for testing features (end-to-end performances, receivers, etc.) in the aforementioned activities.
  • Support end-to-end GALILEO/EGNOS System Integration, Validation and Qualification activities in particular for new features and receivers in the area of safety-related applications (e.g. in railway, maritime and automotive sectors) including PVT integrity and assurance (security) aspects.


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5-10 years of experience in fields related to the intended activities.
  • Background and experience in GNSS systems and technologies, in particular for PVT integrity (including SBAS, RAIM/ARAIM, integration of sensors, etc.).
  • Experience in system design and technologies in the field of wireless systems for safety-related applications (e.g. radio-navigation and telecommunications), and in the field of user equipment technologies (e.g. signal processing, design, performances, standardization, etc.) for wireless systems (e.g. GNSS, 3GPP, etc.).
  • Background or experience in at least one of the following is desirable: wireless security, GNSS PVT assurance, any of the aforementioned application domains (railway, automotive, maritime) and their associated safety standards.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset.