Antenna & Sub-Millimetre Waves Test Engineer

Job ID: TEC-EDP-836

Deadline: 13 June 2022

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 EDP – Electromagnetics Components Data & Power Systems Engineering.
Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service.

Specific tasks

  • Support Antenna Test campaigns within the ESTEC Antenna Laboratory, including test definition and preparation, test execution and delivery of data/test report to the customer.
  • Perform testing activities in Spherical, Planar, Cylindrical Near Field, Compact Range and Material RF Characterization facilities, including test plans and test setup preparation, operation of the test ranges and analysis of test results.
  • Perform research testing activities that challenge the current state-of-the-art in space antenna testing, aiming at enabling new testing capabilities and fulfil the needs of future ESA space missions in all space applications (Earth Observation, Navigation, Science, Telecommunications, Human Space Flight and Space Transportation).
  • Support the Antenna Laboratory Maintenance and Equipment Calibration activities.
  • Hands-on antenna modelling and testing support to projects.

Specific qualification requirements

  • Master degree or equivalent qualification in engineering or physics.
  • A very good working knowledge of spoken and written English is essential.
  • General background in antenna technologies and experience in antenna testing (preferably in the space domain.
  • Good working knowledge of Near and Far field antenna testing systems.
  • Capability for performing activities related to all aspects of radiative antenna testing and integration of antenna systems in an autonomous way.
  • Experience in maintenance and calibration of general RF antenna laboratory test equipment and instrumentation.
  • Experience with handling of space hardware is considered an asset.
  • Good working knowledge on antenna systems and design approaches.
  • Good working knowledge on latest antenna design and modelling software tools.
  • Proactive attitude to solving problems.
  • Good organizational skills.

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.


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 13 June 2022, please apply via our Job Application form quoting TEC-EDP-835( RT-C/TEC-EFA/00836) as reference.

Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 16 June 2022, 13.00 hours.

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