Mechanical AIV/AIT Engineer


This position is supporting our client ESA at their ESTEC location in Noordwijk in the Netherlands. In this large European agency, you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities with the opportunity to gain exposure to various projects and missions at the heart of European space research and development.

If you are successful in this position you are guaranteed a very competitive salary, a permanent Dutch contract, Industry leading base salary, full healthcare, pension contribution, 30 days’ vacation, annual training budget, access to the ESTEC social club membership and a relocation package if required.

Location: Darmstadt/Germany
Deadline to apply: 8th August
How to apply:
Reference: DER/PLC/21/42

Responsibilities/ Duties /Tasks

You will:

  • Support Agency projects on AIV/AIT issues, in particular environmental testing including follow up of industry activities
  • Support the Customers of the Test Centre through all project phases, taking into account project requirements and performance of facilities
  • Support Agency projects with respect to model philosophy definition, requirement specification, planning, costing, risk assessment, test execution and verification control
  • Support Agency project studies and reviews in the Concurrent Design Facility at ESTEC in the domain programmatics and AIV/AIT
  • Participate in formal project reviews and tender evaluation boards, usually in the AIV panel
  • Participate in the development of new methods and tools, the preparation and implementation of investments
  • Go on Missions abroad to follow-on satellite activities.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will have a Master’s in engineering with an educational background in aerospace or mechanical engineering and have at least 10 years of relevant work experience.

In addition you will have experience in satellite AIV and satellite testing, and some experience in management. You will also be able to demonstrate experience in Environmental Test Campaigns and have Launch Campaigns experience.

Specific know-how wrt payloads activities and satellite constellations will be considered an asset

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