Dependability & Safety Support Engineer

Job ID: TEC-PAE-665

Deadline: 3 December 2020

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 TEC-PAE – Dependability & Safety Support Engineer.
Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service.

Overview

Reporting to the Head of the Dependability and Safety Section, specific tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Support collection and exploitation of In-orbit data;
  • Support R&D activities (e.g. TRP, GSP, GSTP, CDs Dossiers etc);
  • Contribute to continual improvement of the RAMS methods and tools;
  • Support preparation of training courses and materials;
  • Support organisation of conferences and workshops;
  • Participate in collaborative activities with universities, research institutes and industry (Research Fellowship, OSIP…);
  • Support preparation and assessment of Safety Data Package for Safety Authority approval.

General tasks to be performed:

  • Contribute to establishing project specific programmatic and technical dependability and safety requirements within the framework of the ESA Product Assurance & Safety baseline.
  • Support to projects in the evaluation and monitoring of Contractor’s plans, technical specifications and efforts proposed for the execution of the dependability and safety programs.
  • Support to the concurrent design facility (CDF) studies by performing technical risk assessment and relevant dependability and safety analyses.
  • Evaluation of dependability and safety analyses, technical notes, technical risk assessments, risk reduction processes and the associated preventive or corrective actions.
  • Defining and controlling the implementation of the applicable dependability and safety related acceptance requirements including risk acceptance criteria.
  • Support dependability and safety verification activities, including hazard close-out and disposition of related NCR, RFW and Critical Items.
  • Participating in project reviews to assess compliance with the applicable RAMS requirements and to formulate accept/reject recommendations.

Specific qualification Requirements

  • MSc. in Aerospace Engineering or relevant discipline, with a minimum of 4 years relevant working experience.
  • Relevant experience of application of RAMS engineering to space programs, including in ground and/or ground based systems and operations.
  • Experience in design and engineering of safety critical systems.
  • A hands-on knowledge of the RAMS analyses and methodologies (Hardware and Software), preparation of relevant RAMS documentation during the overall project life-cycle and application of ECSS dependability and safety standards.
  • Experience in dependability and safety engineering management processes and objectives and experience during operations is an advantage.
  • Experience in the field of ground safety and projects assistance in obtaining the relevant launch centre safety certification is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of RTCA/DO-178C “Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification” and related certification schemes, and experience in interfacing certification authorities is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of EU Safety Directive as “Directive 98/37/EC Machinery”, Directive 99/92/EC Risk from Explosive Atmospheres”, “Directive 97/23/EC Pressure Equipment” and other safety directives relevant for space is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with space product assurance practices together with a good working knowledge of appropriate RAMS tools is an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities, and comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

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.

Location

The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) at Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Contract

  • 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 3 December 2020, please apply via our Job Application form quoting TEC-PAE-665 as the reference.

Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 8 December 2020, 13.00 hours.

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