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    Job Description
    TitleChemical Propulsion Engineer
    Job code586
    Job posted on07/11/2019
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Position Reference:    586

    You will have the opportunity to provide engineering support to the Propulsion Engineering Section at the European Space Agency.

    Tasks and Activities
    The scope of work will include:
    •    Providing expert technical support in Propulsion for Spacecraft (chemical propulsion) and for Launchers (liquid and solid propulsion) to the Agency’s project teams responsible for the development of spacecraft and launchers, throughout all the project phases.
    •    Supporting the activities for studies, experimental investigations and engineering developments in spacecraft and launcher propulsion (components, equipment, sub-systems, and 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 in the following activities:
    ●    provision of specialised 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;
    ●    contribution to the overseeing activities of the Technical and Quality Management Directorate;
    ●    harmonisation with other ESA and national developments and monitoring of applicable development trends;
    ●    provision of specialised support to feasibility, preparatory programmes and approved projects in the field of chemical propulsion, including CDF participation;
    ●    assessment and development of chemical propulsion novel propulsion concepts (e.g. Nuclear and Airbreathing technologies);
    ●    assessment and development of relevant advanced propulsion methods, processes and concepts (MEMS propulsion, Green Propulsion, Advanced Manufacturing etc);
    ●    the configuration/system design of chemical propulsion systems including the initiation of appropriate critical technology developments (coordinating support by other D/TEC sections);
    ●    establishment and promotion of design and engineering standards in the area of chemical propulsion;
    ●    the undertaking of programmes of basic experimental research and evaluation/qualification testing in the chemical propulsion in the ESA Propulsion Laboratory at ESTEC.

    Skills and Experience
    The following skills and experience are mandatory:
    •    You have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications in aerospace or mechanical engineering with emphasis in space propulsion related subjects.
    •    You have at least 4 years of relevant work experience.
    •    You have proven experience in the design, development and/or testing of chemical propulsion systems and/or components for spacecraft and/or launcher applications.
    The following skills would be highly desirable:
    •    You have a good knowledge of other specialist technological areas involved in space propulsion i.e. materials, thermal, mechanical.

    How to Apply
    Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEA’s Recruitment team at careers@rheagroup.com no later than 28/11/2019.
    Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

    About RHEA Group
    RHEA Group is a leading engineering consultancy firm with demonstrated expertise in space, system- and secure software solutions.
    We attract skilled engineers, scientists and management professionals; and offer a range of exciting career paths working alongside clients such as the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency, EUMETSAT and NATO.

     

    Web Pagehttps://www.rheagroup.com/
    Contact information
    CompanyRHEA Group
    Contact nameVanessa Lewis
    AddressAvenue Einstein 8
    Wavre
    Belgium
    BE 1300
    Phone+32 10 487 250
    Fax+32 10 452 507
    Emaila.lacroix@rheagroup.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.rheagroup.com/


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