Antenna and Sub-mm Testing Engineer

We are looking to further enhance our team by adding an

Antenna and Sub-mm Testing Engineer

You will be based at our client’s premises in Noordwijk, Netherlands. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

Your Tasks Include:

The general responsibilities of the engineer will be as follows:

  • Preparing and monitoring Research and Development activities in the field of Antennas. A diverse range of tasks will have to be carried out by the contractor within the above activity domain, encompassing hardware, software and system aspects.
  • Provide antenna technical support to ESA projects. This includes “in-house” design and trade-off studies to support both developments and reviews. Tasks will require the analysis and design of reflector antennas and arrays and the calculation of the interference effects between antennas and the spacecraft structure.
  • Supporting the Antenna Test campaigns within the ESTEC Antenna Measurement Laboratory, including test definition, test execution and delivery of data/test report to the customer;
  • Perform testing activities in Spherical, Planar, Cylindrical Near Field, Compact Range and Material RF Characterisation facilities, including test plans and test setup preparation, operation of the test ranges and analysis of test results;
  • Perform research testing activities that challenge the current state-of-the-art in space antenna measurements, aiming at enabling new testing capability and fulfil the needs of future ESA space missions in all space applications (Earth Observation, Navigation, Science, Telecommunications, Human Space Flight and Space Transportation);
  • Support the Antenna Measurement Laboratory Maintenance and Equipment Calibration activities;
  • Support to Antenna Design and Modelling activities;
  • Hands-on antenna modelling support to projects.

                 

Your Profile:

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and experience:

A university masters’ degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering with major emphasis on Electromagnetics.

Experience in the following areas:

  • At least 4 years of relevant industrial work experience in antenna technologies and experience in antenna testing (with at least some in the space domain);
  • Good working knowledge of Near and Far field antenna testing systems;
  • Capability for performing activities related to all aspects of testing and integration of antenna systems in an autonomous way;
  • General understanding of measurement uncertainty and accuracy;
  • Experience in maintenance and calibration of general RF antenna laboratory test equipment and instrumentation;
  • Experience with handling of space hardware is considered an asset;
  • Good working knowledge on antenna systems and design approaches;
  • Good working knowledge on latest antenna design and modelling software tools;
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset;
  • Proactive attitude to solving problems;
  • Good organisational skills.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

 

REFERENCE: RT-C-TEC-EFA-00490

LOCATION: Noordwijk, Netherlands

CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLOSING DATE: 19th December 2018

MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

 

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