Vitrociset Belgium is an international company which specializes in the space industry for over 30 years.
The European Space Agency is our biggest client and we provide highly qualified employees to many sites of ESA mainly in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, and the UK.
Your career is very important to us, therefore, we provide a permanent contract with great benefits, good salary, relocation package and genuine support to our employees.
Currently, we are looking for a highly skilled Chemical Propulsion Engineer who will work for ESTEC, in the Netherlands.
As part of the Technology Directorate at ESTEC, you will have the following responsibilities:
Providing expert technical support in Propulsion for Spacecraft (chemical propulsion) and for Launchers (liquid and solid propulsion);
Supporting the activities for studies, experimental investigations and engineering developments in spacecraft and launcher propulsion (components, equipment, sub-systems, systems);
Supporting the activities for studies, experimental investigations and engineering developments in advanced propulsion (components, equipment, sub-systems, systems), such as nuclear propulsion, solar/thermal upper stages, Airbreathing Propulsion, Advanced Chemical Systems, MEMS etc;
Support to Agency feasibility and project definition studies, preparatory programmes and approved projects in the field of chemical propulsion;
Participation in the definition and execution of the Agency's technology programmes;
Assessment and development of chemical propulsion novel propulsion concepts (e.g. Nuclear and Airbreathing technologies), advanced propulsion methods, processes and concepts;
Configuration/system design of chemical propulsion systems including the initiation of appropriate critical technology developments;
Establishment and promotion of design and engineering standards.
University degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering with emphasis in space propulsion;
Proven experience in the design, development and/or testing of chemical propulsion systems and/or components for spacecraft and/or launcher applications;
A good knowledge of other specialist technological areas involved in space propulsion i.e. materials, thermal, mechanical would also be desirable;
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage