System Engineer

Application deadline
Vendredi, octobre 25, 2019
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You will have the opportunity to provide engineering support to the Exploration, Preparation and Research Technology Team.

Tasks and Activities
  • Leading/supporting the implementation of ESA internal and industrial system definition studies at Phase 0/A/(B1) level, including associated payload and technology development activities, preparing future European activities and projects in the field of human and robotic exploration, addressing missions to Low Earth Orbit, Moon or Mars.
  • Interfacing with study scientists and study science teams
  • Developing and maintaining key-driving requirements for future ESA development activities for exploration missions at mission, architecture, system and technology level in line with the HRE strategy.
  • Monitoring international plans in the field of exploration and supporting, through interactions with international partners, the definition and analysis of future international exploration mission scenarios and associated technology requirements.
  • Supporting activities organized by HRE in the field of exploration (workshops, round tables. etc.) and establishing/maintaining HRE databases related to Exploration activities.
  • Contributing to the diffusion of the results of the performed activities and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency.
  • Supporting HRE for other mission definition-related tasks, as required.
Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • You have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications in physics or engineering.
  • You have knowledge of human and robotic exploration programmes.
  • You have strong analytical skills and a system-mindset.
  • You have at least four years relevant experience working in planetary mission systems engineering is required. Experience of minimum 4 years in space missions systems engineering is desirable.
  • You have experience in mission analyses and trade-offs and/or electric propulsion mission design is considered an asset.
  • You have good analytical, organisational and reporting skills,
  • You have work experience in an international environment.
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You are able to work effectively, autonomously and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary and international team
  • You are able to cope with pressure and deadlines.
  • You possess a proactive attitude to problem-solving and have an interest in innovative technologies.
  • You are fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA Member State language is an asset.


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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