Technology & Frequency Management Engineer

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands Application deadline: 29 June 2021 Reference number: 929
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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 have over 650 staff working across 11 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.

On behalf of ESA, we are currently looking for a Technology & Frequency Management Engineer to work in its Site (ESTEC) in the city of Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The key person will provide support to the Technology Coordination and Frequency Management Section (EOP-8MT), which is responsible for two following main tasks:

  • First, the identification of technology requirements for future Earth Observation (EO) missions. A solid collaboration with the other sections of the division and with other divisions in the EOP directorate and ESA’s technical directorate is essential for this work. The nature of the work requires a wide knowledge in engineering disciplines with a natural inclination for learning and understanding new technologies in connection to EO space systems.
  • Second, the analysis and monitoring of the evolution of frequency needs for EO missions, including early concepts and potential interference conflicts with other communication services sharing the spectrum.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Support the identification of the technology requirements for future Earth observations missions, covering the whole spectrum (mainly platform and ground stations network, but also support to optical and RF instruments).
  • Provide support to technology developments for future EO missions, in particular for the standardisation of the platform and for the communications with the ground segment.
  • Initiate, conduct internal studies and support the review of the results of industrial activities and in the area of technology development and modelling of end-to-end system (e.g. data flow, technical budgets) or on-board sub-system aspects.
  • Support the definition and monitoring of missions under preparation through, e.g. participation to reviews, assessment of industrial results, evaluation of proposals in reply to calls, including sub-system performance analyses or technology maturity aspects.
  • Support the EO technology observatory function outside the EOP Directorate (e.g. ESA Technology Harmonisation, ARTES), and also outside ESA (e.g. other space agencies, Horizon Europe in the EC, commercial initiatives under NewSpace, and the potential spin-in from non-space sectors).
  • Support the interaction within ESA and also with ESA’s Member States on EO future technologies e.g. through dedicated information days.
  • Building up relevant IT repositories with information about technology developments or new mission concepts of relevance to Earth Observation.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, with at least 4 years of relevant working experience.
  • Relevant background and experience in space projects and associated technology developments
  • Several years of experience in the development of advanced on-board system and sub-technologies for space applications, ideally in the EO domain.
  • Experience in Space Projects for Earth Observation.
  • Good knowledge of remote sensing techniques used in Earth Observation missions.
  • Experience in Matlab, STK or similar tools.
  • Pro-active in organising and building up electronic means to share the technology knowledge with larger groups.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Experience with System (Performance) Simulation and End-to-End Satellite Data Flow, including data processing.
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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 have over 650 staff working across 11 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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