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PA Downstream Engineer

Frascati, Lazio, ItalyESA/ESRIN

Job description

We are looking for a PA Downstream Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Frascati, Italy. The selected candidate will be involved in end-to-end review and supervision of EO missions through appropriate engineering activities. 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).

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

  • Preparation and update documents established at Downstream level as needed;
  • Preparation and participation to Contactors reviews for all product assurance subjects;
  • Ensuring approval process for all critical Downstream Elements;
  • Ensuring the adherence to internal processes and customer requirements applicable to the IRIDE Project;
  • Managing the non-conformance processes, follow up of containment, adjustment, corrective and preventive actions;
  • Managing risks and opportunities with associated mitigation actions.

We encourage persons falling under categorie protette L.68/99 to apply. We do not discriminate based on disability.

Job requirements

  • A Masters’ degree in Engineering or Physics;
  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience;
  • Solid experience in PA activities;
  • Experience in Earth Observation satellite and ground segment systems design and implementation;
  • Experience on Earth Observation Ground Segment integration, verification and validation;
  • Experience with Earth Observations Data Management;
  • Knowledge of processes and related regulations for H/W and S/W on Ground Segment;
  • Background in Space Segment and Ground Segment engineering with systems orientation and end-to-end view of Earth Observation missions is an asset;
  • Experience in the Product Assurance field for Space Missions (specificly for Ground Segment) is an asset;
  • Self-motivation, autonomy, and the ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team;
  • Flexibility in dealing with day-to-day operational challenges;
  • Strong teamwork;
  • Ability to thoroughly address responsibilities, with good attention to detail and a proven understanding of documentation methods and requirements;
  • Ability to review, assess, and document problems and propose solutions;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong social skills, and ability to build consensus among peers while building solid relationships with team members;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Good command of Italian is an asset;
  • Candidates must be eligible to work and live in EU.

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


Frascati, Italy


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.