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Antenna & Sub-Millimetre Wave Engineer

Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsESA/ESTEC

Job description

We are looking for an Antenna & Sub-Millimetre Wave Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Antennae & Sub-mm Waves Section. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism. The deadline for submitting applications is 11 December 2023.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at interview stage).

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • Support in Antenna Test campaigns within the ESTEC Antenna Laboratory, including test definition and preparation, test execution and delivery of data/test report to the customer;
  • Perform and support testing activities in Spherical, Planar, Cylindrical Near Field, Compact Range and Material RF Characterization facilities, including test plans and test setup preparation, operation of the test ranges and analysis of test results;
  • Support in the Antenna Laboratory Maintenance and Equipment Calibration activities;
  • Hands-on antenna modelling and testing support to projects and ESA space missions (Earth Observation, Navigation, Science, Telecommunications, Human Space Flight and Space Transportation);
  • Initiate and engage in testing activities aiming at enabling the Antenna Laboratory to expand its testing capabilities in view of future ESA space missions.

Job requirements

• Master's degree or equivalent qualification in engineering or physics;

• At least 4 years of relevant work experience;

• General background in antenna technologies and experience in antenna testing (preferably in the space domain);

• Experience in maintenance and calibration of general RF antenna laboratory test equipment and instrumentation;

• Good working knowledge of Near and Far field antenna testing systems;

• Good working knowledge on propagation of EM waves;

• Good working knowledge on measurement uncertainties on antenna parameters;

• Capability and passion for performing activities related to all aspects of radiative antenna testing and integration of antenna systems in an autonomous way;

• Good working knowledge on latest antenna design and modelling software tools;

• Experience with handling of space hardware is considered an asset;

• Proactive attitude to solving problems;

• Good organizational skills;

• Team player mentality;

• Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.


Noordwijk, Netherlands


What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.