Mechanical AIV/AIT Engineer (2 FTE)
Space Careers
Noordwijk, Netherlands
5 dagen geleden

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of ETM - Environmental Testing and Mechanical AIV Engineering.

Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service.


Post-holder will have to proactively monitor and coordinate AIT activities in close cooperation with Satellite Engineering and AIT Managers, providing support wrt AIT activities, schedule and risks assessment, project reviews (TRRs, TRBs, NRBs, FAR / QAR etc), in line with specific AIT technical competences requested.

The subject vacancy is for 2 FTE (Position 1 & Position 2) :

Position 1 :

  • Focal point for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of payload AIT activities.
  • Ensure close monitoring of the progress of industrial AIT activities.
  • Ensure the timely preparation of all qualification and acceptance tests of the PFM and recurring instrument model.
  • Analyse risks and potential work around, provide early warning of major problem areas and anomalies, ensure that appropriate mitigation actions are identified and implemented.
  • Ensure coordination and necessary specialist support from the MTG engineering, P / L, system and PA team towards the industrial AIT activities.
  • Support instrument and satellite project reviews and DRB's.
  • Ensure that the required control on the test configuration and procedures applied with the industrial consortium is following theapplicable formal processes liaising with ESA PA / QA.
  • Coordinate closely with the MTG Engineering and AIT Manager and the other AIT, Engineering and PA / QA resources to ensure that lessons learned from instrument AIT are duly analysed and considered at satellite level.
  • Ensure that all specific AIT constraints related to the implementation of the instrument Long Term Storage (including associated GSE and Test Facilities) are suitably observed and implemented.
  • Long term storage and launch campaigns support.
  • Position 2 :

  • Support integration, testing and launch campaign of Galileo FOC satellites : the post holder will be a member of the FOC satellite AIT team and will work in close collaboration with the other team members.
  • sharing with them as a team the responsibility of supporting the production / AIT / EVT / LC.

  • on-call support in 24 / 7 shift with other team members might be required during the test campaign such as TVAC.
  • Actively support AIT problems trouble shooting and resolution perform AIT schedule assessment, identify associated risk, propose mitigation actions.
  • Participate to project reviews (acceptance, flight readiness, launch readiness)
  • Provide support to launch campaigns in CSG (French Guyana)
  • Specific qualification requirements

  • University degree ( MSc. ) in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering .
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Environmental Test Campaigns and Launch Campaigns experience.
  • Knowledge and experience on MGSE / EGSE.
  • Experience in management and monitoring of industrial activities specific know-how wrt payloads activities (position 1) and satellite constellations (position 2).
  • For position 2, elligibility for security clearance.
  • Fluent in the English language (spoken and written). Knowledge of another European language is an asset.
  • Legal and Security Requirements

  • All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA.
  • Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident.
  • Location

    The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) at Noordwijk, The Netherlands.


  • The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line with ESA Job Class.
  • Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands.
  • The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday.
  • Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included.
  • Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially.
  • Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme.
  • To be considered for this Position

    Prior to 27 August 2021 , please apply via our Job Application form quoting TEC-ETM-743 (RT-C / TEC-MXC / 00743) as the reference.

    Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 31 August 2021 , at 13.00 hours .

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