Technology Harmonisation Engineer (18-11-047)

Job Description

We are looking for a Technology Harmonisation Engineer for our client ESTEC. You would be contributing to the tasks of the Technology Planning, which include: 

  • Piloting the Technology Harmonisation process at European level leading to roadmaps agreed by ESA Programmes, Technical Domain leaders, Member States and industry and monitoring the implementation.
  • Providing a secretariat function for the Technology Harmonisation Advisory Group and Technology Advisory Working Group.
  • Establishing the European Space Technology Master Plan.
  • Maintaining a database of industrial capabilities consistent with harmonisation dossiers and roadmaps, and in coordination with D/IPL.
  • Supporting industrial policies relating to technologies.
  • Interfacing with the EU for technology related matters and coordinating the Agency support to EU technology programmes.
  • Leading the coordination with the European Commission and European Defence Agency of critical space technologies for European non-dependence.
  • Maintaining the end-to-end process for management of technology development within ESA, providing the secretariat function to different working groups, and evolving it as required to improve efficiency and use.
  • Evaluating technology development results at aggregate Agency level.
  • Contributing to actions supporting Member States in preparing and implementing National technology R&D programmes and projects.


Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree (MSc) from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Engineering (preferably space related), Business Administration or Economics.
  • Familiarity and experience in the R& D area and technology development processes, in particular in the space sector, is a distinctive advantage.
  • Knowledge of Programme/Project management and controlling methods and tools.
  • Autonomy, authority and ability to interface with ESA staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and synthesise complex information.
  • Good verbal and written communications.
  • Rigor, commitment and reliability in the execution of the assigned tasks.
  • Proactive attitude to solving problems, identify priority actions and to handle high workload. - - Familiarity with modern electronics office automation tools (e.g. Microsoft Office suite).


Work Location

Noordwijk, Netherlands


Start of Work: January 2019

Application Deadline: 26 November 2018

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 26 November 2018.