Systems and CDF Engineer - ESTEC, Ref no: 19-71153
The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defence, non-defence and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aero-structures for the aircraft industry.
Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.
The Space Business Area contributes with mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of in-orbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.
Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, the UK and France.
For our customer, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are seeking an experienced Systems/Concurrent Engineering Engineer to work at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
You will be assigned to ESA/ESTEC’s Systems and Concurrent Engineering section within the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management (D/TEC).
You shall perform the following tasks supporting the use of ESTEC’s Concurrent Design Facility (CDF):
-Support the organisation and execution of concurrent engineering studies in co-operation with D/TEC technical specialists (space domains), ESA project teams, and space industry.
-Actively participate in CDF studies (e.g. pre-phase A assessment) and activities covering the position of Systems Engineer, thus coordinating design and architecture sessions with specialists of other engineering disciplines.
-Contribute to the enhancement of the CDF infrastructure to support internal studies, including formalisation of design models, i/o parameter definition, visualisation / presentation.
-Support the total CDF infrastructure and overall integrated modelling to ensure the functionality and performance of the CDF, including the development of concurrent engineering tools, mathematical and design models and methods in support of Systems Engineering and application to all phases of the project life-cycle.
-Promote the use of the CDF to support ESA programmes, space industry and external customers.
-Provide System Engineering functional support to ESA projects, which encompasses: interface with the project team directly or via the Section’s project support engineer, interface – if requested – with the industrial team, participation in progress meetings and reviews, as requested by project work, and providing appropriate feedback about achieved progress and results.
-Provide support to the Directorate’s activities as requested within the field of competence.
In the fulfilment of his/her duties the candidate will be supported by specialists and will work in close co-operation with D/TEC engineers, ESA trainees and external experts.
This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
The requested start of work is January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Qualifications & Competencies
The successful candidate shall have:
-A university degree (Master's) or equivalent qualification in Space Systems Engineering or similar.
A background, with at least 4 years’ experience, in systems engineering for space missions including:
-Relevant practical knowledge and experience in mission design, feasibility studies and the related informatics tools.
-Concurrent Engineering methodology and tools.
-Multidisciplinary feasibility studies.
-Space mission analysis and conceptual design,
-System engineering modelling capabilities.
-Knowledge and practice in the application of ESA System Engineering Standards (e.g. ECSS-E-10 series) and S/W engineering.
-In order to execute the above tasks, the Systems and CDF Engineer shall have good organisational skills, sound judgement, resourcefulness, team spirit, good communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
What can Terma Offer?
At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.
Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.
-Great opportunities for training and personal development
-Challenges in advanced technical environment
-International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
-An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
-Highly competitive salary
-Support on re-location (if applicable)
Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.
To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed, please apply exclusively through our website https://www.terma.com/careers/apply-to-open-positions/ and upload a cover Letter explaining your background and expertise, as well as your earliest date of availability, and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
Closing date: November 28th 2019
Please note the following Legal & Security requirements:
-Applicants must hold all appropriate permits to work in the EU.
-Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority.
-A Certificate of Good Conduct or equivalent will be applied for at commencement of employment.
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