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System Engineer

European Space Agency


Posted 1 week ago

Join the forefront of space exploration as a System Engineer with ESA's ExPeRT Team


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Noordwijk, NL

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Expires at anytime

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space. ESA's Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes (D/HRE) is at the cutting edge, using partnerships between humans and robots to investigate space destinations. This is a unique opportunity to be part of missions that contribute to scientific research, economic development, and international cooperation.

  • Participation in early phase mission concept studies, particularly for Mars exploration.
  • Reporting to the Mars Exploration Study Lead with potential assignments for LEO and Moon exploration studies.
  • Responsibilities include study manager/technical officer duties, organization of ESA internal and industrial studies.
  • A master's degree in a relevant field.
  • Eligibility to access technology and hardware under European and US export control regulations.
  • Willingness to undergo selection tests and basic screening before appointment.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workforce.

Applicants must be nationals of specific ESA member states and possess proficiency in English or French, with additional language skills being an asset.

We are looking for a System Engineer in the ExPeRT Team, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes. The Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes (D/HRE) is a Programme Directorate within the ESA matrix structure. Using a partnership between humans and robots, D/HRE is dedicated to exploring destinations in space where humans are already living and working – or will live and work in the future – for the purpose of scientific research, economic development, international cooperation and public inspiration.

The role entails being assigned to one or more early phase mission concept studies. You will report to the Mars Exploration Study Lead, but you may also be assigned to exploration studies for LEO and Moon destinations. Your tasks and responsibilities will include study manager/technical officer duties for an advanced Mars lander concept study programme, which includes preparation, organisation and oversight of ESA internal study work, Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) studies and industrial pre-Phase A studies.

Job requirements include a master's degree in a relevant domain. You must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations. During the recruitment process, the Agency may request applicants to undergo selection tests. Additionally, successful candidates will need to undergo basic screening before appointment, which will be conducted by an external background screening service, in compliance with the European Space Agency's security procedures.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged. 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.

Please note that applications can only be considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia. 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.


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