System & CDF Engineer [J 3111]



An experienced System Engineer to work onsite at ESTEC for Telespazio VEGA UK.


To support the Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section initially focusing on providing Life Cycle Assessment Support.

Responsibilities / Duties

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Support coordination of Eco-design activities and technology development
  • Perform Life Cycle Assessment analysis of space missions, such as launchers and satellites, and respective building blocks and technologies.
  • Support the implementation of ecodesign and LCA at space mission design and technology development level.
  • Manage the LCA database specific for space activities and the related tool for CDF use
  • Manage the LCA Handbook for the possible future updates
  • Support the organisation and execution of concurrent engineering studies in co-operation with D/TEC technical specialists, project teams and industry.
  • Actively participate in CDF studies (e.g. pre-phase A assessment) and activities covering the position of System Engineer and/or Team Leader, thus coordinating design and architecture sessions with specialists of other engineering disciplines.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the CDF infrastructure to support internal studies, including formalisation of design models, i/o parameter definition, visualisation/ presentation.
  • Support the total CDF infrastructure and overall integrated modelling to ensure the functionality and performance of the CDF, including documentation, user manuals and databases.
  • Organise and lead the development of concurrent engineering tools, mathematical and design models and methods in support of System Engineering and application to all phases of the project life-cycle.
  • Promote the use of the CDF to support ESA programmes, industry and external customers.
  • Organise and participate in the training of the CDF users.
  • Provide System Engineering functional support to ESA projects
  • Provide support to the Directorate’s activities as requested within the field of competence.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Masters or equivalent in engineering or technical sciences
  • Experience in Life Cycle Assessment focused in space is required
  • Understanding of the Clean Space activities performed by the Agency would be a distinct advantage
  • Relevant practical knowledge and experience in mission design, feasibility studies and the related informatics tools.
  • Concurrent Engineering applied to space mission assessment and design, system design modelling tools.
  • Knowledge and practice in the application of ESA SE Standards (e.g. ECSS-E-10 series) and SW engineering

Essential Skills                   

  • Good English language skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to present and effectively communicate quality system processes.
  • Good organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work in a diverse team environment.

Further Details

All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early. We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Location of the position is ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


Competitive Package


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

To Apply with CV in WORD Format

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