Radio Navigation Engineer

Galileo Programme

Job ID: TEC-PLT-596

Deadline: 28 April 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.

Overview

The work will be performed on-site at ESTEC within the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (TEC).
The contractor work will include design, analysis, implementation and testing of radio navigation systems.

Tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Support design, implementation, maintenance and operation of Radio Navigation equipment, complex Radio Navigation simulation tools and test facilities for testing features (end-to-end performances, receivers etc.) with particular focus to multi-GNSS multi-frequency receivers.
  • Support to Navigation Projects (e.g. EGNOS and GALILEO), R&D and Testing activities in the fields of system and mainly receivers performances for sensor station receivers and user receivers.
  • Support to the EGNOS and GALILEO Ground Mission Segment team, including Sub-System level engineering activities, Verification activities and participation to Sub-System reviews.

Specific qualification requirements

  • University degree (Msc)  in the fields of Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Specific knowledge in the design and testing of Radio Navigation systems and equipment.
  • Strong knowledge on the design of satellite navigation systems, ranging and positioning techniques, RF, signal processing techniques, and digital navigation receivers.
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant experience with the GNSS1, EGNOS and/or GALILEO systems and equipment and have and good knowledge of Radio Navigation simulation and testing systems.
  • Proven experience in the implementation, maintenance and operation of complex Radio Navigation simulation and test facilities for spacecraft, aircraft, maritime and land mobile applications.
  • Strong experience at user level with satellite navigation receivers and satellite navigation positioning and integrity algorithms.
  • Some experience of commercial simulation software is desirable.
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in English.

For candidates with less than 10 years experience, the relevant academic transcripts shall be provided.

Legal and Security Requirements

  • All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands
  • Applicants must be eligible to obtain security clearance by their national security administration. Being already in possession of
    security clearance will be considered an asset for the selection.
  • 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.
  • 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 28 April 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. Tracey Longden, at email davide.starnone@aurora.nl and tracey.longden@aurora.nl quoting reference TEC-PLT-596 (RT-C/TEC-ESN/00596).

Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before submitting them by 30 April 2020, 13.00 hours.

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To apply for this job email your details to davide.starnone@aurora.nl.