Thermal Control Engineer

Application deadline
Friday, August 23, 2019
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You will have the opportunity to support the Thermal Control Section at the European Space Agency.

Tasks and Activities
  • Provide support to the Agency in the thermal engineering (design, analysis and verification area) related to the sections thermal control activities.
  • Provide support to ESA projects, including CDF activities, interface with the project team, interface – if requested – with the industrial team, participate in progress meetings and reviews, as requested by project work, and provide appropriate feedback on the achieved progress and discussions.
  • Support the thermal control activities (project support and R&D activities) of the Section in the area of his/her specialization.
  • Build geometrical and thermal models, perform relevant analyses, evaluate critically the results and issue relevant documentation covering all work performed.
  • Support the maintenance and upgrading of thermal mathematical models.
  • Support thermal verification test campaigns for ongoing ESA projects by performing/reviewing test procedures, test predictions and test correlations and attend the tests if required.
  • Support ESA project reviews.
  • Support European standardization activities
  • Make regular progress reports.
  • Provide adequate documentation, covering all tasks above.
Skills and Experience
  • You have a Master’s Degree in the relevant discipline.
  • You have at least 4 years of relevant work experience in the domain.
  • You have a very good background and experience in thermal modelling and analysis as well as thermal spacecraft design and verification.
  • You have a very good background and knowledge of spacecraft system aspects.
  • You have a very good background and experience with the Agency’s thermal analysis tools, e.g. ESATAN-TMS.


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


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