Thermal Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)


Sapienza Consulting is looking to recruit a Thermal System Engineer/Thermal Control Engineer to work at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Responsibilities of the Thermal System Engineer/Thermal Control

  • 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
  • Support European standardization activities
  • Make regular progress reports
  • Provide adequate documentation, covering all tasks above

Profile of the Thermal System Engineer/Thermal Control

  • At least 4 years of relevant professional experience;
  • A Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • A very good background and experience in thermal modelling and analysis as well as thermal spacecraft design and verification
  • A very good background and knowledge of spacecraft system aspects
  • A very good background and experience with the Agency’s thermal analysis tools, e.g. ESATANTMS
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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