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EO System Engineer

On-site
  • Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
ESA/ESTEC

Job description

We are looking for an EO System Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in ​Noordwijk, The Netherlands​ to join their ​Mission and System Studies Section​. The scope of the position is the provision of system engineering support to the Future Missions and Instruments Division for Mission and System Studies. 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 interview stage).


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


  • Support the definition and monitoring of activities for the preparation of future ESA Earth Observation (EO) missions, in particular for Copernicus Sentinels, new Earth Explorer/Earth Watch missions, Opportunity Missions, F-sats and Scout missions and operational meteorology missions;
  • Provide system engineering support to InCubed missions;
  • Review Technical Notes and actively participate to progress meetings and reviews related to EO future mission and system studies;
  • Support elaboration of SoWs, system requirements documents (SRD) and other applicable and reference documents for future mission and system studies;
  • Contributing to ensure the technical coherency of the system design of future EO missions, including, as needed, functional analysis and design, overall system concept, system level budgets, system performance analyses, definition of spacecraft and/or payload subsystems and related data processing, and interfaces between payload/platform and launcher and ground segment;
  • Perform internal studies for future EO missions, in particular to assess the results of external activities or to prepare the formulation of new mission concepts, including preliminary sizing of platform/payload, first estimation of the system engineering and performance budgets, with a focus on the space segment and its interfaces with the launcher and the ground segment;
  • Perform internal studies to evaluate the complementarity between ESA EO future missions and other missions (existing or planned by other space organizations), including mission analysis and assessment of potential synergy or overlap of mission capabilities;
  • Support work in the area of modelling of system or sub-system aspects for end-to-end performance simulation and system engineering tools for future EO missions.

Job requirements

  • Master level (or equivalent) in a relevant technical or scientific discipline;
  • Good general knowledge of ESA Earth Observation missions;
  • Strong and demonstrated background in space system engineering and mission analysis, in particular for Earth Observation missions;
  • Experience in space projects, preferably in the Earth Observation field and/or in preparatory activities (phase 0 and A);
  • Experience with simulation tools: Matlab or Python, MS Excel with VBA;
  • Experience in space system design, mission analysis and small platform sizing is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Earth Observation remote sensing techniques is an asset;
  • Experience with STK is an asset;
  • Good teamwork skills;
  • Good communication and technical writing skills with capabilities to synthesize;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Methodical and proactive, with initiative and capability to work autonomously;
  • Good problem solving skills and a creativity oriented attitude;
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.


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Details

  • Noordwijk, Netherlands
ESA/ESTEC

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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.