Galileo Project System Engineer

Galileo ©ESA

Job ID: NAV-SYS-88

Deadline: 1 June 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 SYS – Systems Technology and Concurrent Engineering.
Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service.


The Galileo Project System Engineer will report to the Head of the Galileo Project Management Support Office.

Tasks and activities include:

  • System Engineering in all phases of spacecraft projects. A range of support tasks is required to be carried out in system engineering and subsystem domains, including early throughout implementation phases of space projects, in particular for small demonstration missions and education projects. This includes  validation of design, support to implementation and testing phases, generation and monitoring of mission/system level specifications.
  • Support development contracts regarding the above areas, and act as the activity technical responsible.
  • Maintain interfaces with the prime contractors.
  • Participate in progress meetings and reviews, as requested, and provide appropriate feed-back on the achieved progress and results.
  • When supporting projects, he/she shall interface with ESA’s project teams, the prime and lower level contractors.
  • Participate in progress meetings and reviews, as requested by project work, and provide appropriate feedback on the achieved progress and results.

Specific qualification requirements

  • University Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in engineering. 
  • Relevant experience as engineer, with at least 4 years in the aerospace field.
  • Expert knowledge of S/C system and mission design, incl. system design modelling tools and Concurrent Engineering applied to space mission assessment and design.
  • Knowledge of System of Systems (SoS) architecting and related tools (such as System Architect, Focal Point, etc.) and frameworks (e.g. MODAF, TOGAF).
  • Knowledge and practice in the application of ESA SE Standards (e.g. ECSS-E-10 series) and SW engineering.
  • They should possess sound judgment; have integrity and good communications skills.
  • A very good working knowledge of spoken and written English is essential.
  • NOTE: They must be eligible for Galileo security clearance by their national security administration.

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

Provide prior to  1 June 2020 a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Form or CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone and Ms. Gaynor Brown, at email and quoting reference NAV-SYS-88 (RT-C/NAV-MMG/00088).

Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 3 June 2020, 13.00 hours.

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