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Payload and Spacecraft Design Engineer


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Description: 

Job code: RT-C/EOP-PM/00086

Job posted on: Tue, 2018-03-20 12:18

Location: ESTEC-Noordwijk

Country: The Netherlands

Education: Master degree

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: within 2 months

The Payload and Spacecraft Design Engineer will be part of the FLEX
Mission Engineering section and report to the Mission Engineering
Manager.
He/she will be responsible for:
• Managing and monitoring all aspects of the FLEX instrument and
platform design and implementation relating to electronics and avionics
hardware disciplines.
• Harmonising the activities of the specialist support in electronics and
avionics hardware disciplines (electrical power and EMC, RF, etc.).
• Definition of electronics and avionics hardware requirements as part of
the ESA Space Segment Requirements and evaluating the satellite prime
design and development plans .
• Definition and maintenance of electrical and data interfaces (data
busses and communication protocols) between the platform and the
instrument.
• Definition and maintenance of the EMC requirements for the instrument
and the satellite, using support from appointed power and EMC engineer.
• Ensuring a consistent and coherent approach is applied at all levels of
the instrument and satellite industrial consortium to the specification,
design and implementation of all electronics and avionics hardware, to be
compliant with the specified ESA requirements and standards.
• Coordinating the procurement process for all instrument and platform
subsystems and equipment relating to electronics and avionics hardware
aspects, including review of procurement documentation, evaluation of
offers and participation in industrial negotiations.
• Monitoring the industrial progress and design evolution at instrument
and platform subsystem and equipment levels, ensuring it remains
consistent with FLEX technical and programmatic requirements.
• Contribute to the definition of the instrument and satellite Electrical
Ground Support Equipment, and to support the relevant procurement
activities.
• Providing early warning of potential problem areas and ensure
appropriate mitigation actions are identified and implemented;
• Supporting formal Project Reviews, coordinating all electronics and
avionics hardware aspects.
• Supporting the instrument team in the definition, planning and execution
of rigorous electrical Verification and AIT plans at instrument level.
• Contribute to the satellite Verification planning and execution related to
all electronics and avionics hardware aspects.

Requirements

• Experience in the design and implementation of instrument and satellite
platform electronics and avionics including related GSE
• Experience in the procurement process of on-board hardware
components
• Experience in the planning and execution of electrical verification and
AIT at unit and satellite level
• Ability to work autonomously, effectively and cooperatively in a diverse
and international team environment
• Ability to coordinate specialist support from the Directorate of
Technology, Engineering and Quality
• Proficient in the English language (spoken and written)

Deadline for application; 9/4/2018

Contact information: l.petkov@vitrocisetbelgium.com o.recca@vitrocisetbelgium.com jobs@vitrocisetbelgium.com

Specific Tasks

Ideal Candidate: 

The Payload and Spacecraft Design Engineer will be part of the FLEX
Mission Engineering section and report to the Mission Engineering
Manager.
He/she will be responsible for:
• Managing and monitoring all aspects of the FLEX instrument and
platform design and implementation relating to electronics and avionics
hardware disciplines.
• Harmonising the activities of the specialist support in electronics and
avionics hardware disciplines (electrical power and EMC, RF, etc.).
• Definition of electronics and avionics hardware requirements as part of
the ESA Space Segment Requirements and evaluating the satellite prime
design and development plans .
• Definition and maintenance of electrical and data interfaces (data
busses and communication protocols) between the platform and the
instrument.
• Definition and maintenance of the EMC requirements for the instrument
and the satellite, using support from appointed power and EMC engineer.
• Ensuring a consistent and coherent approach is applied at all levels of
the instrument and satellite industrial consortium to the specification,
design and implementation of all electronics and avionics hardware, to be
compliant with the specified ESA requirements and standards.
• Coordinating the procurement process for all instrument and platform
subsystems and equipment relating to electronics and avionics hardware
aspects, including review of procurement documentation, evaluation of
offers and participation in industrial negotiations.
• Monitoring the industrial progress and design evolution at instrument
and platform subsystem and equipment levels, ensuring it remains
consistent with FLEX technical and programmatic requirements.
• Contribute to the definition of the instrument and satellite Electrical
Ground Support Equipment, and to support the relevant procurement
activities.
• Providing early warning of potential problem areas and ensure
appropriate mitigation actions are identified and implemented;
• Supporting formal Project Reviews, coordinating all electronics and
avionics hardware aspects.
• Supporting the instrument team in the definition, planning and execution
of rigorous electrical Verification and AIT plans at instrument level.
• Contribute to the satellite Verification planning and execution related to
all electronics and avionics hardware aspects.

Requirements

• Experience in the design and implementation of instrument and satellite
platform electronics and avionics including related GSE
• Experience in the procurement process of on-board hardware
components
• Experience in the planning and execution of electrical verification and
AIT at unit and satellite level
• Ability to work autonomously, effectively and cooperatively in a diverse
and international team environment
• Ability to coordinate specialist support from the Directorate of
Technology, Engineering and Quality
• Proficient in the English language (spoken and written)

 

Deadline for application; 9/4/2018

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