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Young Graduate Trainee for Human Spaceflight Safety Engineering

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

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EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Young Graduate Traineeship Opportunity in the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.

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 Human Spaceflight Safety Engineering

This post is classified F1.

Location

ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands 

Our team and mission

The ESA Independent Safety Office is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of ESA policies, requirements and standards for:

  • Space Debris Mitigation,
  • Re-entry Safety,
  • Nuclear Safety,
  • Planetary Protection
  • Human Spaceflight Safety

The Office is part of the Product Assurance & Safety Department.

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

Field(s) of activity

Under the supervision of your assigned tutor within the Office, you will as YGT:

  1. familiarise yourself with recently-updated safety requirements and the safety certification process applicable to the International Space Station, the Lunar Gateway habitation modules and more generally human spaceflight exploration including crewed vehicles.
  2. participate in ESA safety review activities for certification of system and payload hardware developed by European industry.
  3. review already-certified system and payload hardware for lessons-learned compilation.
  4. participate in  the definition of new safety requirements, their implementation and the verification approach.
  5. compile safety guidelines for the transportation and operations of simple payloads/experiments on-board the ISS.
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

Aerospace/Space engineering background is desired and some knowledge of the safety domain is an asset. 

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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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