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Thermal System & Thermal Control Engineer


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Description: 

Job code: RT-C/TEC-MTT/00476

Job posted on: Mon, 2018-10-08 12:00

Location: ESTEC-Noordwijk

Country: The Netherlands

Education: Master degree

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: within 2 months

Requirements

Master degree in relevant discipline (Thermal Engineering or equivalent). Background in analysis methods, numerical analysis, data management and a general knowledge of space thermal engineering. Very good knowledge of Agency’s thermal analysis tools, e.g. ESATAN-TMS, EcoSim Pro, CFD-RC, Flow-3D. Very good background and experience in thermal modelling and analysis as well as thermal spacecraft design and verification. Very good background and knowledge of spacecraft system aspects. Knowledge of other CAE tools such as IDEAS/TMG, Thermica. Experience in development of software products. Knowledge of the STEP-TAS data exchange protocol and software libraries. Proficient in the English Language (Spoken and Written).

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

Specific Tasks

•Provide support to the Agency in the thermal engineering (design, analysis and verification area) related to the sections thermal control activities.

•Provide support to ESA projects, including CDF activities, interface with the project team, interface – if requested – with the industrial team, participate in progress meetings and reviews, as requested by project work, and provide appropriate feedback on the achieved progress and discussions.

•Support the thermal control activities (project support and R&D activities) of the Section in the area of his/her specialization.

•Build geometrical and thermal models, perform relevant analyses, evaluate critically the results and issue relevant documentation covering all work performed.

•Support the maintenance and upgrading of thermal mathematical models.

•Support thermal verification test campaigns for ongoing ESA projects by performing/reviewing test procedures, test predictions and test correlations and attend the tests if required.

•Support ESA project reviews and the European standardization activities.

Specific tasks shall cover:
  • Support the development of advanced thermal analysis methods & tools, e.g. general improvements related to algorithms, finite element based methods, data management and numerical analysis.
  • Support the execution of advanced analyses, using standard thermal software, and development of relevant in-house software utilities.
  • Support the evaluation and validation of development activities related to thermalsoftware tools.
  • Support the execution of multi-disciplinary analyses (e.g. thermo-elastic) and general interface between structural and thermal models.
  • Support the exchange and transfer of models between different thermal analysis tools, including the development, maintenance and verification/validation of data exchange software tools.
  • Support the development of guidelines for the management of software and thermalmodels.
  • Make regular progress reports.
  • Provide adequate documentation, covering all tasks above.
Ideal Candidate: 
 

Requirements

 
  • Master degree in relevant discipline (Thermal Engineering or equivalent).
  • Background in analysis methods, numerical analysis, data management and a general knowledge of space thermal engineering.
  • Very good knowledge of Agency’s thermal analysis tools, e.g. ESATAN-TMS, EcoSim Pro, CFD-RC, Flow-3D.
  • Very good background and experience in thermal modelling and analysis as well as thermal spacecraft design and verification.
  • Very good background and knowledge of spacecraft system aspects.
  • Knowledge of other CAE tools such as IDEAS/TMG, Thermica.
  • Experience in development of software products.
  • Knowledge of the STEP-TAS data exchange protocol and software libraries.
  • Proficient in the English Language (Spoken and Written).
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