System Engineer

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RHEA Group is currently recruiting a System Engineer to support the Human Spaceflight and Exploration activities at our client’s premises in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Tasks and Activities
  • Provide system engineering support to the preparation of future lunar and exploration missions.

  • Support to early feasibility and definition involving mission and system requirements analysis, performance analysis of GNC contribution to system performances, GNC conceptual definition and trade-off studies with respect to feasibility and technology;

  • Participation in the evaluation of industrial proposals and project reviews;

  • Review, evaluation and checking of industrial contractor’s GNC designs; identification of design deficiencies and problem areas and assistance in their resolution;

  • Support to other system engineering disciplines e.g. propulsion , thermal control within the Future Exploration Systems Section.

  • Contribution to the elaboration of new activities in the area of GNC technologies.

Skills and Experience
  • PhD or MSc Engineering from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent with at least 4 years previous relevant work experience in the field.

  • Several years of system engineering experience with a strong GNC background at system level i.e. direct participation in the design and development of complex GNC systems such as for autonomous rendezvous/capture/docking operations and/or planetary entry, descent, landing and ascent vehicles;

  • Familiarity with other space system engineering disciplines such as propulsion and thermal control would be an asset;

  • Knowledge in future lunar and exploration missions and related enabling technologies is also an asset;

  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment and to follow a proactive attitude to solving problems.


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of SECRET or above.

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