Key Tasks and Responsibilities
As part of the Technology Directorate at ESTEC, you will have the following responsibilities :
Providing expert technical support in Propulsion for Spacecraft (chemical propulsion) and for Launchers (liquid and solid propulsion);
Supporting the activities for studies, experimental investigations and engineering developments in spacecraft and launcher propulsion (components, equipment, sub-systems, systems).
Supporting the activities for studies, experimental investigations and engineering developments in advanced propulsion (components, equipment, sub-systems, systems), such as nuclear propulsion, solar / thermal upper stages, Airbreathing Propulsion, Advanced Chemical Systems, MEMS etc.
Support to Agency feasibility and project definition studies, preparatory programmes and approved projects in the field of chemical propulsion;
Participation in the definition and execution of the Agency's technology programmes;
Assessment and development of chemical propulsion novel propulsion concepts (e.g. Nuclear and Airbreathing technologies), advanced propulsion methods, processes and concepts;
Configuration / system design of chemical propulsion systems including the initiation of appropriate critical technology developments;
establishment and promotion of design and engineering standards;
Skills & Experience
You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience :
University degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering with emphasis in space propulsion;
Proven experience in the design, development and / or testing of chemical propulsion systems and / or components for spacecraft and / or launcher applications;
A good knowledge of other specialist technological areas involved in space propulsion i.e. materials, thermal, mechanical would also be desirable;
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
This job is located in Noordwijk.