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Young Graduate Trainee for System Engineering

  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
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  • Grade: F1 - Young Graduate Trainee - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-15

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EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Young Graduate Traineeship Opportunity in the Directorate of Science.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged.

Post
Young Graduate Trainee for System Engineering

This post is classified F1.

Location

ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands 

Our team and mission

The Mission Studies Office is responsible for the assessment studies activities of all ESA science missions in early Phases (0, A, B1). The Office is organised into two Sections: Astrophysics & Fundamental Physics Missions and Solar System Missions.

The Office is part of the Future Missions Department of the Science Directorate, which has overall responsibility for the definition and technology preparation activities of future science missions and for small missions implementation.

Candidates interested are encouraged to visit the ESA website: http://www.esa.int

Field(s) of activity

Various opportunities can be offered within the Office in the context of assessment studies for future ESA science missions. Activities identified where you could play a role working alongside experienced engineers and physicists:

  • • mission concept and mission profile trade-offs;
  • • definition and/or review of instrument and mission requirements;
  • • analysis of spacecraft design and related system budgets;
  • • studies of instrument accommodation at spacecraft level;
  • • instrument performance and sensitivity/tolerance analysis;
  • • mission-related technology development;
  • • planetary protection approaches;
  • • preparation of (study) tools.
Technical competencies
Knowledge of relevant technical domains
Relevant experience gained during internships/project work
Breadth of exposure coming from past and/or current research/activities
Knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects
Behavioural competencies
Self Motivation
Communication
Continuous Learning
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
Teamwork
Education

You should have just completed, or be in the final year of a university course at Master's level (or equivalent) in a technical or scientific discipline.

Additional requirements

The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

You should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

During the interview your motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored.

Other information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

The closing date for applications is  15 December 2019.

If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.

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Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Priority will first be given to candidates from under-represented Member States.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment

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