Hera Project System Engineer 21-11-011

Job Description

We are looking for a Project System Engineer to support our client ESTEC and provide senior system engineering support to the Hera mission unit with specific focus on the payload elements to be developed. In addition, coordination with payload activities under industry responsibility is required in order to ensure overall interface compatibility and maintain the project implementation schedule. More specifically, duties cover the following tasks:

  • day to day coordination with industry, project team and operations team regarding definition of all instruments' interfaces
  • supporting the project team as focal point in all aspects related to instruments (interfaces, development and verification, planning, operability)
  • day to day technical follow up with industry and international partners of the instruments models and related software developments
  • managing the applicable requirements for the instruments
  • supporting the Hera lead system engineer for the technical follow-up of the prime contractor in the development and verification of the platform interfaces with the instruments
  • oversight of the definition and implementation of the payload interfaces simulator by the prime contractor
  • preparing and supporting payload verification activities, test setups, test execution (participation in the planning, TRRs, PTRs, NRBs, DRBs)
  • supporting operations preparation, definition of nominal and contingency instrument operation procedures that will be further integrated in the spacecraft operations procedures
  • documentation review (test requirements, test plan and test report)
  • reviewing validation activity setups, with emphasis on infrared imaging detectors and the associated control electronics
  • reviewing commissioning of the validation activity setup
  • overseeing tests using the validation activity setup
  • reviewing test data analysis and reporting to the relevant team;
  • support the Hera investigation team and close proximity operations working group in all aspects related to payload operations.

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Extensive experience in space systems engineering with focus on payloads development including AIV/AIT
  • Experience in management of industrial activities including reviews
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be skilled at fostering cooperative and effective interaction with ESA stakeholders, scientific institutions and industry
  • Have the capability to work independently
  • Be system and results oriented
  • Have excellent communication skills

 

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of deep-space missions, knowledge of asteroid missions is considered a bonus

 

Work Location

Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Dates

Application Deadline: 20 April 2021

Start of Work: 01 May 2021

 

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply on the Solenix website under Career. Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit in The Netherlands.  Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to career@solenix.ch before the application deadline 20 April 2021.

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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 career@solenix.ch before the application deadline 20 April 2021.