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Business Developer - Engineering Services, Product Development and Consulting Services

  • Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
ATG Europe B.V.

Job description

ATG Europe is a highly successful and growing business based in HQ-Noordwijk, next to the Technology Center of the European Space Agency in the Netherlands with subsidiaries in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK. ATG is a leading provider of specialised engineering, scientific and technical services, and products to the Aerospace and High-Tech industries. Our working environment benefits from the rare combination of, on one hand, a well-established business and recognized capabilities with a presence on the market of more than 50 years and, on the other hand, a young and dynamic team with a hands-on, result-driven, agile, and out-the-box mentality.

As an ATG Business Developer, you will be working together with ATG’s management, engineering staff, and fellow business developers, to support with Engineering Services, Product Development and Consulting Services. You will work on the implementation of the company’s strategy through diverse missions and assignments in one or more of our target domains, in alignment with the other business development stakeholders. Our target domains are: Space, Big science, Nuclear and other High-Tech. This opens up unique opportunities to be engaged in innovative projects and challenges, to perform to high standards and utilize the full extent of your professional knowledge. We need you to complement our super star team!

The position could be based in our Headquarters in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, or in one of our offices in Barcelona, Spain, or Rome, Italy. All locations could allow hybrid working conditions, depending on location and personal situation. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism.

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 the interview stage).

You will be responsible for achieving business development targets for your target domain, which will include the following activities:

  • Provide business development insights through input and feedback to the company strategy;
  • Identify business opportunities with existing and new clients in the public and private sector;
  • Identify potential partners to strengthen specific offerings or the general portfolio;
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of sales leads, ensuring that leads are properly qualified;
  • Report on status and progress to the management of the Business Development division and the Chief Commercial Officer;
  • Liaise with the engineering staff and engineering management to qualify and develop leads and opportunities together in a multi-disciplinary atmosphere;
  • Manage the preparation of offers and proposals to customers, where agreed;
  • Support negotiation of resulting contracts;
  • Develop and maintain specific focused client relationships (long term);
  • Review and propose improvements to the business development process;
  • Attend agencies/industry events, including conferences and association events, and contribute information and feedback on upcoming market trends.

Job requirements

  • A Master’s degree in a technology subject, business administration, or economics;
  • At least 8 years of experience in one or more of our target domains, of which at least 4 years of experience in a business development (supporting) role;
  • Proven track record in the business development of Engineering Services and/or Product Development and/or Consulting Services in at least one of the following sectors, including knowledge of institutions and industry in the domains of:
    • Space,
    • Big Science,
    • Nuclear,
    • Other High-Tech;
  • Good knowledge of the complete business acquisition lifecycle, including identification, qualification and developing capture plans and win strategies;
  • Excellent commercial, financial, and business acumen;
  • Affinity with any of the following technical disciplines is a distinctive asset:
    • Composite materials and structures,
    • Thermal and Mechanical space engineering/products,
    • Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies;
  • Experience and ability to write and manage an ESA ITT response is a distinctive asset;
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • A resilient personality and working style;
  • Being able to handle pressure, establish and meet deadlines, prioritise, and execute parallel activities;
  • Whilst having a strong self-starting attitude, the best candidate must be equally adept at building relationships with colleagues and working cooperatively with others to achieve goals;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Fluency in any of the other major European languages is a distinctive asset;
  • A rudimentary sense of humour is a must;
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU.

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


  • Noordwijk, Netherlands
ATG Europe B.V.


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.