HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 30 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Payload Instruments Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.
Payload Instruments Engineer
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
As part of the The Future Missions Office within the Science directorate, you will have the following responsibilities:
Monitor the implementation of the activities contained in the Cosmic Visions Technology Plan, solicit the required inputs from the respective (Interface) Technical Officers, maintain the associated implementation database, produce implementation status reports and presentations;
Assist in the planning and coordination of the implementation of the activities contained in the Cosmic Visions Technology Plan;
Provide support to the development of the technologies required for the future ESA science missions as defined in the Cosmic Visions Programme: TDAs documentation preparation (Statement of Work, technical requirements) and technical follow-up;
Provide support to the technology planning and the production of Technology Development Plans for future missions, themes and systems;
Assist in the coordination of technology developments and planning across ESA and with external parties;
Contribute to the implementation of TDAs;
Support future mission assessment and advanced studies in areas related to advanced technologies;
Participate in technical reviews and working groups.
Skills & Experience
You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:
University degree in (Engineering) Physics;
A wide spectrum knowledge in engineering physics, with a natural inclination for understanding new technologies;
Several years of experience in the development of advanced technologies, preferably for space applications;
Knowledge of advanced optics, novel sensors and materials, power generation, thermal protection and cryogenics is required;
Experience in technology developments and the reporting on on-going activities will form an important key service aspect;
Management experience with industrial contract exposure is an important asset;
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available from November 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter). If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Ms Corrina Scheepmaker at email@example.com, quoting job NL-SC-3206 before 27-Sep-16.
An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!