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Support Engineer Posted Mar 30
Octagon , Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Are you an experienced Engineer, passionate about the Aerospace Industry Would you like to join the international and fast growing environment of the European Space Agency, and contribute to cutting edge and pioneering missions This is your chance! Octagon Professionals is currently looking for a Support Engineer to join the Procurement department in Noordwijk. Read more below to get to know this incredible opportunity

Your main responsibilities

You will be supporting the Head of Division in the implementation of the country specific Incentive Schemes, Plan for European Cooperating States and Associated States by

Supporting the focal points of one or more New Member States (NMS), European Cooperating States (ECS) or Associated States (AS) for the preparation, initiation and implementation of the relevant actions pertinent to each Member State status and associated measures

Assisting in the analysis of NMS ECS AS and ESA priorities as necessary to guide the contents of the pertinent industrial measures i.e. Industrial Incentive Schemes (IIS for NMS), Plan for ECS (PECS) or liaison with Optional Programmes (AS))

Supporting the awareness of the participation of NMS and AS in ESA Programmes and the relation with the pertinent industrial measures, as well as of the national strategies and programmes of NMS and AS

Supporting the Secretariat of the Task Forces of NMS and the interface with National delegations in ECS and AS

Supporting studies and surveys of capabilities of NMS ECS AS for their relevance to ESA programmes

Maintaining awareness of the Agency s product policy for the relevant NMS ECS AS capabilities

Assisting in the evaluation, selection, initiation, management and monitoring of IIS PECS activities and their relation with Agency s processes. This will entail, inter alia, evaluation of proposals on their technical merit, consistency and defined priorities and assisting in the preparation of Tender Evaluation Board Reports as well as in the briefings to industry

Supporting the coordination between IIS, PECS and AS measures, as necessary

Assisting in the participation in the European Technology Harmonisation process, as necessary, to support the interest of NMS and AS capabilities and relation to PECS activities

Supporting ESA training initiatives in NMS, ECS and AS

The work involves addressing several application and technology domains and implies numerous interfaces with Staff across all ESA Directorates and with entities from the NMS, ECS and AS

Supporting the planning of the NMS and PECS in close collaboration with representatives from technical support and programme directorates

Operation of the associated management information tools and system databases

Participating actively in the Division meetings.

What you will need to perform the job

Master Degree in Engineering (preferably space related)

At least 4 years of experience with similar tasks

Familiarity and experience in the RD area and technology development processes , in particular in the space sector, is a distinctive advantage

Knowledge and or experience of the different ESA Programmes and European space industry as well as ESA s internal processes will be an asset

Knowledge of Project management and controlling methods and tools , as well as MS office

Fluency in English , both written and spoken

Autonomy and ability to interface with ESA staff at all levels

Ability to analyse and synthesise complex information, set priorities and to handle high workload

Commitment and reliability in the execution of the assigned tasks

Proactive attitude to solving problems.

What ESA ESTEC offers

The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) based in Noordwijk is the technical heart of the European Space Agency, and also the largest site. You will have the opportunity to join this fascinating organization, where you will be part of the Procurement Department. You will be supporting different ESA s programmes, which are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite based technologies and services, and to promote European industries.

You will be part of the 2200 staff working for ESA and you will have the incredible opportunity to work in an international and innovative environment. ESA ESTEC offers a unique opportunity to work with a highly dedicated team, committed to ensuring that Europe continues to remain at the forefront of the Space industry!

Excited to join ESTEC Don t delay! Apply now and let s get in touch!

Octagon Professionals International is a full service recruitment and HR services firm with 30 years of experience in the European and international market. Our large network of professionals across multiple functional areas, and multi national team provide flexible solutions customized to individual client needs.

engineering, engineer, master degree, esa, estec, noordwijk, netherlands, english, project management, controlling, 4 years experience,

Employment Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time