System Engineer for Exploration Scenario

  • Reference NL-HP-3458
  • Location Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • Closing date 29 March 2017
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HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 30 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a System Engineering for Exploration Scenario to support our customer in the Netherlands.


System Engineer for Exploration Scenario


Key Tasks and Responsibilities                  

As part of the Exploration Scenario Section, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Supporting the implementation/assessment of ESA internal and industrial system definition studies at Phase A level, including associated technology studies, preparing future European activities and projects in the field of human spaceflight and exploration, addressing in particular future ISS related developments, the post-ISS scenario for utilisation of Low Earth Orbit and European contributions to human exploration missions beyond Low Earth orbit;
  • Supporting the development and maintaining the ESA roadmap for future European human spaceflight and exploration activities, including an assessment of risks and life cycle costs in consultation with other ESA Directorates;
  • Developing and maintaining key-driving requirements for future European development activities for human spaceflight and exploration at mission, architecture, system and technology level;
  • Monitoring international plans in the field of human spaceflight and exploration and supporting the definition and analysis of future international human spaceflight mission scenarios and associated technology requirements;
  • Supporting activities organized by HSO in the field of exploration (workshop, round tables, etc.) and establishing/maintaining HSO databases related to Exploration activities.

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • University degree in space system engineering;
  • Extensive relevant work experience in the domain;
  • Knowledge of human spaceflight programmes;
  • Strong analytical and system and strategic thinking skills;
  • Work experience in international environment;
  • Ability to cope with pressure and deadlines;
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary and international teams;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available from June 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Ms Elisa Manfreda at, quoting job NL-HP-3458 before 29-Mar-17.

An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

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