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Structural Engineer

European Space Agency


Posted 1 week ago

Join ESA’s quest to push the boundaries of space exploration as a Structural Engineer


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Noordwijk, NL

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Join the European Space Agency (ESA), a pioneer in space exploration, and become part of a team dedicated to advancing technology, engineering, and quality within the realm of space. The Structures Section within the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality is at the forefront of research and development, working on cutting-edge mechanical systems, structural designs, and lightweight structures for space applications.

  • Participate in feasibility studies and prepare project specifications.
  • Offer expert support in spacecraft and payload projects, including design and analysis.
  • Engage in structural dynamics, fracture control, and mechanical testing initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of structural specifications for spacecraft systems.
  • A Master's degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • Strong knowledge of spacecraft and payload structures and mechanical systems.
  • Expertise in structural design, development, and verification processes.

The ESA champions diversity and is an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals, with a supportive environment for people with disabilities.

We are looking for a Structural Engineer to join our team at the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality. Our Structures Section provides functional support to ESA projects and carries out technological research and development (R&D) in the fields of mechanical systems, structural design and verification, manufacturing, structural dynamics and application of lightweight structures.

The Role: As a Structural Engineer, you will be participating in feasibility studies for the preparation of specifications and analysis of industrial proposals. You will provide expert functional support to approved spacecraft and payload projects and conceptual and feasibility studies in relation to all aspects of mechanical systems and configuration, structural design, static and dynamic analyses, fracture control and mechanical testing. You will also participate in major reviews of spacecraft, launchers and payloads and establish and evaluate specifications for the development and qualification of spacecraft system and subsystem structures.

Job Requirements: You should have a master's in aeronautical or mechanical engineering. You should have a good knowledge of spacecraft, payload, equipment and mechanical systems, in particular with respect to space vehicle structures. A good knowledge of advanced methods of structural design, development and verification (analysis and mechanical testing) of spacecraft, payloads, equipment and launchers is required.

Benefits: 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.

Application Details: 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.


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