ECLS Engineer

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands Application deadline: November 3, 2020 Reference number: 650
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

We are currently looking for an ECLS Engineer to work for our client in the city of Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The ECLS Engineer will work in the Life support and Physical Sciences Instrumentation Section in ESA-ESTEC. The main focus of the above-mentioned Section is sustainable life support technologies, In Situ Resource Utilisation and small payload development for manned and unmanned spaceflight.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Implement and supervise R&D activities in the field of sustainable life support technologies (e.g. MELiSSA), with a specific focus on bioreactors, biochemical processes characterisation, modelling and development.
  • Supervise the development of technology demonstrators on board ISS and follow up of operations over its life cycle.
  • Implement and supervise R&D activities in the area of In Situ Resource Utilisation.
  • Provide project support for manned spaceflight and scientific experiments onboard the ISS.
  • Provide support to the management of the MELiSSA project, technical and scientific coordination with MELiSSA partners.

 Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology applied Microbiology or Physics, with minimum 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in specification, engineering and analysis of chemical and biochemical processes, knowledge of plant/food production.
  • Project skills, management of R&D contracts, academic and industrial experience.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills, team oriented.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Experience in multi-phases processes characterisation and engineering.
  • Knowledge of space systems engineering
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

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