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System and Concurrent Design Facility Engineer

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, NoordwijkESA/ESTEC

Job description

We are looking for two System and Concurrent Design Facility Engineers on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to join their System and Concurrent Design Facility Section. The selected candidates should show integrity and professionalism. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 January 2023.

Please note, the successful candidates will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries) and not by ESA. Furthermore, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider.

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

  • Support to Projects and Programmes
    • Provide systems engineering support and consultancy to ESA projects, programmes and studies, throughout all the project phases;
    • Support project reviews and evaluation of proposals;
    • Develop and promote digitalisation of systems engineering, model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and infusing them into projects;
  • Concurrent Engineering Activities in CDF
    • Participate in feasibility studies conducted in the CDF, in the role of Systems Engineer and/or Team Leader;
    • Develop and improve tools and methods for systems and concurrent engineering;
    • Propose, develop and encourage new applications of the concurrent engineering approach, fostering multidisciplinary activities with an emphasis on innovative concepts, cutting-edge technologies and systems architectures;
  • R&D and Technology Development
    • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the ESA technology strategy, supporting the definition of work plans for R&D;
    • Ensure the promotion, coordination, follow-up and selection of technology activities;
    • Define, initiate and manage R&D activities within the ESA's technology programmes, covering both long- and short-term needs;
    • Monitor scientific and technological trends for systems and concurrent engineering and maintain the corresponding state-of-the-art expertise;
  • Standardization
    • Contribute to the improvement of standardisation in systems and concurrent engineering, via ESA internal processes, lessons learned and liaising to ECSS;
  • Knowledge management
    • Contribute to promote systems and concurrent engineering across the Agency and to its partners;
    • Contribute to the capture and dissemination of knowledge and lessons learned across the Agency;
  • Duties may also include the support of other activities requiring systems engineering skills.

Job requirements

  • Master degree or equivalent qualification in engineering or physics;
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant working experience;
  • Solid background in spacecraft systems and space mission architecture design;
  • Experience in systems engineering, mission analysis and design, design methodologies and system modelling;
  • Experience in Concurrent engineering processes and related IT tools/infrastructure and application to mission feasibility studies;
  • Experience with Space project life-cycle, including mission/system conceptual design and trade-offs, requirements management, reviews, verification engineering;
  • Experience in (multi-disciplinary) system modelling, using data modelling languages (e.g., Unified Modelling Language/System Modelling Language - SysML) and associated modelling applications (e.g., Cameo System Modeler, Capella, Enterprise Architect, Genesis …) or comparable modelling languages as well as supporting tools;
  • Knowlegde of Model Based System Engineering methodologies and tools;
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming (in e.g. Java), data science and data reporting tools (e.g. Jupyter notebooks), systems engineering and missions analysis or other systems-related disciplines engineering tools (e.g. MATLAB, STK, MathCad, Catia, etc.);
  • Knowledge of the procurement process for technology developments (statements of work, proposal evaluation, management of industrial activities, including interfaces with industry, negotiations, reviews, etc;
  • Knowledge of Space Engineering Standards;
  • Ability to work independently and to establish good working relations with ESA;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Candidates with less than 10 years of experience will be asked to present copies of academic transcripts.


Netherlands, Noordwijk