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    Job Description
    TitleMission Implementation Engineer
    Job codeSC / J 3173
    Job posted on01/10/2018 (modified on 09/01/2019)
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Summary

    An opportunity for an engineer to provide support on site at ESTEC to the Earth Observation Directorate with the performance, design, development and verification of external radar calibration systems.

     

    Objective

    In the first hand the engineer will support the Sentinel-1 Project with End-to-End simulators and calibration of the whole system, relating to the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload. The role has three main aspects: Mission calibration, End-to-End Mission Calibration and Performance and Calibration Targets (transponders). Knowledge of SAR technologies, experience in Calibration devices (radar) and a background in microwave engineering would be suitable.

     

    Responsibilities / Duties

    Duties will include but are not limited to the following tasks:

    Specifying performance, design, development and verification approach for external radar calibration systems;

    End-to-End Calibration and Performance;

    Assessing mission performance by simulation and error analysis;

    Monitoring the industrial activities concerning mission performance compliance;

    Specifying mission operation scenario’s for mission exploitation;

    Conducting in-house as well as external radar studies;

    Supporting the project team, in his/her area of expertise;

    Reviewing the project documentation as produced throughout the project lifetime;

    Participating in project meetings and reviews;

    Support pre-commissioning work relating to calibration equipment;

     

    Qualifications / Experience

    University degree (MSc minimum) in Aerospace Engineering or another relevant engineering discipline.

    4 years relevant industrial experience and general knowledge of ESA Earth Observation missions.

    A microwave engineering background with experience in SAR Technologies and SAR processing would be an asset.

    Experience in Calibration Devices (radar) and space hardware is highly relevant.

     

    Essential Skills                              

    Good English language skills.

    Excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach, with initiative and capability to work independently.

    Problem-solving oriented attitude.

    Good communication skills, with the ability to work in a diverse team environment.

     

    Further Details        

    All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early.  We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

    Location of the position is ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    Closing Date: 15th February 2019. 

    Benefits

    Competitive Package

     

    Security

    In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

    Web Pagehttp://telespazio-vega.com/careers/vacancies/
    Contact information
    CompanyTelespazio VEGA UK Ltd
    Contact nameLouise Rees
    Address350 Capability Green
    Luton
    United Kingdom
    LU1 3LU
    Phone+44 (0)1582 399000
    Fax+44 (0)1582 728686
    Emailcareers@telespazio.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.telespazio-vega.com


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