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Young Graduate Trainee in the Antenna Analysis and Design

European Space Agency


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the forefront of space exploration as an Antenna Systems Engineer within a multicultural team shaping the future of aerospace technology


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ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands

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In-person- Noordwijk Netherlands

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Be part of an esteemed organization leading the charge in space exploration and satellite technology. This role sits at the cutting edge of antenna and submillimetre wave instrument development, contributing to groundbreaking projects that push the boundaries of what's possible in space communication and research.

Role Summary:

  • Analyze and characterize antenna systems and their interference effects.
  • Design and engineer antenna sub-systems, including radiators, arrays, and optics.
  • Engage in architecture, engineering, and testing of submillimetre wave instruments.
  • Coordinate antenna and submillimetre wave device aspects.
  • Develop RF models and design tools for antenna interactions.
  • Test the radiative performance of antennas and payloads.
  • Characterize the RF properties of materials.

Role Requirements:

  • Completion or near completion of a Master's degree in electrical engineering.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, within a multicultural environment.
  • Proficient in English and/or French, with additional Member State language skills advantageous.

Application Process Details:

  • Assessment of motivation and professional goals during the interview.
  • Review ESA's Competency Framework for behavioural expectations.
  • Visit the Young Graduate Programme and FAQ pages for more information.
  • Support and accommodations available for individuals with disabilities.

Interested candidates are encouraged to reach out to [email removed - click apply for more details] for further assistance or to discuss the application process for candidates with disabilities.

The selected candidate will work in a team that covers space antenna systems, space vehicle TT&C antennas, user segment terminal antennas, and submillimetre wave instruments and associated technologies. More specifically, the team deals with:

the analysis and characterisation of antenna systems as well as interference effects among antennas, with the spacecraft structure or with other platforms (such as aircraft, trains or vehicles); the design, analysis and engineering of all antenna sub-systems, including standalone radiators, arrays, reflector and lens optics and their associated focal plane; submillimetre instrument architecture, engineering and testing activities as well as antenna, front-end technology (e.g. quasi-optic multi-frequency, heterodyne receivers) and component (e.g. mixers, multipliers) developments; coordination on all aspects of antenna and submillimetre wave devices; RF modelling and design tool developments for all kinds of standalone antennas and antenna interactions (e.g. parasitic effect on the radiation performance, coupling among antenna ports) for spacecraft or other platforms (such as aircraft, trains and vehicles); the testing of the radiative performance of antennas, payloads and instruments, both in standalone mode and in relevant environments; the characterisation of the RF properties of materials.

You should have just completed or be in the final year of your master’s degree in electrical engineering. You should have good interpersonal and communication skills and should be able to work in a multicultural environment, both independently and as part of a team.

The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

During the interview motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

For further information on the Young Graduate Programme please visit: Young Graduate Programme and FAQ Young Graduate Programme

At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us email [email removed - click apply for more details].


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