PA & Safety Engineer

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands Location: Application deadline: 28 June 2024 Reference number: 2120
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Are you looking for a new opportunity to take your career to a higher orbit? To join an international group with a successful track record in Space Engineering? A job adapted to your career ambitions and in which you could have an impact for the years to come?

On behalf of ESA, we are looking for a PA & Safety Engineer to work at its premises in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

In this role, you will have the chance to support the Galileo Space Segment PA&S Unit in all the activities related to the execution of the Galileo Space Segment Programme.

About the client and location

The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) is the European Space Agency’s (ESA) base in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. As ESA’s largest test centre, it is responsible for the majority of space technology and spacecraft development through varying phases of production.

Tasks and activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Guiding and monitoring the implementation of PA&S requirements by contractors in order to assess performance/effectiveness, participating in design reviews and directing the necessary preventive or corrective actions.
  • Ensuring the implementation of the Space Segment PA&S Requirements baseline across the applicable Galileo Satellite Project.
  • Supporting the process for evaluation and approval of contractors’ waivers and deviations
  • Participating in the Boards established within the project for the disposition of Non-conformances/Failure Reviews, Test Reviews, etc.
  • Monitoring the integration and test activities with test witnessing, mandatory and key inspection points, configuration inspections and quality assurance audits.
  • Supporting the definition of the formal acceptance requirements and conduction of acceptance reviews of all assigned contractual deliverable items.
  • Ensuring the preparation of design trade-offs, analyses and reports using RAMS data to support project decisions.
  • Supporting the approval process and monitoring the procurement of EEE parts, materials and processes and controlling the implementation of applicable requirements.
  • Supporting launch campaigns as required.
  • Supporting Security activities for space segment as appropriate.
  • Supporting the maintenance of the Navigation Directorate Quality Management System as required.

Skills and experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the space sector including 5 years in Product and Quality Assurance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, together with a high degree of organizational and communication abilities.
  • Desire to work both autonomously and as part of a team, in an international multicultural environment.
  • Solution oriented mindset, with a customer focused communication skills.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills and experience are highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of Configuration Management or the implementation of Product Assurance within a quality system certified to ISO 9001.

Why should you apply?

  • You will have the opportunity to work within leading space organisations across Europe.
  • We encourage everyone to think outside the box and to push the boundaries of traditional knowledge. This role is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking company and allows for a deeper understanding of the industry.
  • To be part of a company that values integrity, inspiration, care and collaboration.
  • Benefits include: competitive remuneration packages; unique career opportunities, including working in other countries; access to training and development programmes; flexible relocation support.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, all genders, LGBTQ+ individuals and ex-service personnel.

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