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Product Assurance Support Engineer (ESA/ESTEC)

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Job Description

We are looking for a PA and Safety Support Engineer who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). If you are passionate about the Space industry and would like to join an international environment, read more and apply today!

Please, be aware that the successful candidate will be employed by Octagon Professionals.


Support the Galileo Space Segment PA&S Unit in all the activities related to the execution of the Galileo Space Segment Product Assurance and Safety Programme.

  • Guiding and monitoring the implementation of PA&S requirements by contractors to assess performance/effectiveness, participating in design reviews and directing the necessary preventive or corrective actions;
  • Ensuring the implementation of the Space Segment PA&S Requirements baseline across the applicable Galileo Satellite Project;
  • Supporting the process for evaluation and approval of contractors' waivers and deviations;
  • Participating in the Boards established within the project for the disposition of Non-conformances / Failure Reviews, Test Reviews, etc.;
  • Monitoring the integration and test activities with test witnessing, mandatory and key inspection points, configuration inspections and quality assurance audits;
  • Supporting the definition of the formal acceptance requirements and conduction of acceptance reviews of all assigned contractual deliverable items;
  • Ensuring the preparation of design trade-offs, analyses and reports using RAMS data to support project decisions;
  • Supporting the approval process and monitoring the procurement of EEE parts, materials and processes and controlling the implementation of applicable requirements;
  • Supporting launch campaigns as required;
  • Supporting Security activities for space segment as appropriate;
  • Supporting the maintenance of the Navigation Directorate Quality Management System as required.

Skills & Experience

  • Master's degree in an engineering discipline is mandatory;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the space sector including 5 years in Product and Quality Assurance;
  • As it's Galileo, EU nationality is required due to security restrictions.
  • Relevant experience in PA&S management in the space domain.
  • Knowledge of Configuration Management or the implementation of Product Assurance within a quality system certified to ISO 9001 would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree of organizational and communication abilities, and comfortable working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Up to 30 vacation days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40-hour working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on the most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • Yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let's get in touch!

Octagon Professionals International is a full-service recruitment and HR services firm with 30 years of experience in the European and international markets. Our large network of professionals across multiple functional areas, and multi-national teams provide flexible solutions customised to individual client needs.

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