An exciting opportunity for an experienced Engineer to work for Telespazio VEGA onsite at ESTEC.
To provide support to the Technology Planning Section within Systems, Technology and Concurrent Engineering domain.
Responsibilities / Duties
Duties will include but are not limited to:
Contributing to the tasks of the Technology Planning, which include:
Piloting the Technology Harmonisation process at European level leading to roadmaps agreed by ESA Programmes, Technical Domain leaders, Member States and industry and monitoring the implementation
Providing a secretariat function for the Technology Harmonisation Advisory Group and Technology Advisory Working Group
Establishing the European Space Technology Master Plan
Maintaining a database of industrial capabilities consistent with harmonization dossiers and roadmaps, and in coordination with D/IPL
Supporting industrial policies relating to technologies
Interfacing with the EU for technology related matters and coordinating the Agency support to EU technology programmes
Leading the coordination with the European Commission and European Defence Agency of critical space technologies for European non-dependence
Maintaining the end-to-end process for management of technology development within ESA, providing the secretariat function to different working groups, and evolving it as required to improve efficiency and use
Evaluating technology development results at aggregate Agency level
Contributing to actions supporting Member States in preparing and implementing National technology R&D programmes and projects
Qualifications / Experience
A PhD or MSc or equivalent qualification in an engineering or technology related discipline.
A background in a wide range of technologies relevant to space and experience in space projects and technology development
Experience working with the European Commission and/or on EU projects, as there will be a special focus for the post holder on supporting those activities related to the interface with the European Union
Ability to work and communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary technical environment. Easy contact with personnel and well balanced autonomy in the execution of the requested tasks
Rigor, commitment and reliability in the execution of the assigned tasks and capacity to identify priority actions
Familiarity with electronics office automation tools (e.g. Microsoft Office suite, including Access) and techniques, electronic mailing, customised databases
Knowledge of web tools and familiarity with ESA corporate tools is an advantage
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule
Good English language skills
Excellent communication and presentation skill
Excellent analytical skills
High standard of document drafting
Ability to work effectively both within a small team and in an autonomous way
Positive, “can-do” approach
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.
Closing Date for applications is 3rd December 2018.
Location of the position is ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
To apply : Please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.