Are you an Engineer with experience in the space sector? Are you familiar with the design and engineering of safety critical systems?

We are looking for Dependability & Safety Support Engineer who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities:

  • Technical support to projects for the interpretation of safety requirements and participation in safety reviews.
  • Support preparation and preliminary assessment of Safety Data Package for Safety Authority approval.
  • Support R&D activities (e.g. TRP, GSP, GSTP, CDs Dossiers etc).
  • Participate in collaborative activities with universities, research institutes and industry (scouting, Research Fellowship, NPI etc.).
  • Support organisation of conferences and workshops.
  • Contribute to continual improvement of the RAMS Toolbox.
  • Support preparation of training courses and materials.
  • Contribute to establishing project-specific programmatic and technical dependability and safety requirements within the framework of the ESA Product Assurance & Safety baseline.
  • Support to projects in the evaluation and monitoring of Contractor’s plans, technical specifications and efforts proposed for the execution of the dependability and safety programs.
  • Support for the concurrent design facility (CDF) studies by performing technical risk assessment and relevant dependability and safety analyses.
  • Evaluation of dependability and safety analyses, technical notes, technical risk assessments, risk reduction processes and the associated preventive or corrective actions.
  • Defining and controlling the implementation of the applicable dependability and safety-related acceptance requirements including risk acceptance criteria.
  • Support dependability and safety verification activities, including hazard close-out and disposition of related NCR, RFW and Critical Items.
  • Participating in project reviews to assess compliance with the applicable RAMS requirements and to formulate accept/reject recommendations.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from a recognized institution of secondary studies or equivalent.
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience.
  • Relevant experience of application of RAMS engineering to space programs, including in ground and/or ground-based systems and operations.
  • Experience in the design and engineering of safety-critical systems.
  • Hands-On knowledge of the RAMS analyses and methodologies (Hardware and Software), preparation of relevant RAMS documentation during the overall project life-cycle and application of ECSS dependability and safety standards.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset
  • Experience in dependability and safety engineering management processes and objectives and experience during operations is an advantage.
  • Experience in the field of ground safety and projects assistance in obtaining the relevant launch centre safety certification is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of RTCA/DO-178C “Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification” and related certification schemes, and experience in interfacing certification authorities is an asset.
  • Knowledge of EU Safety Directive as “Directive 98/37/EC Machinery”, Directive 99/92/EC Risk from Explosive Atmospheres”, “Directive 97/23/EC Pressure Equipment” and other safety directives relevant for space is an asset.
  • Familiarity with space product assurance practices together with a good working knowledge of appropriate RAMS tools is an advantage.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacations days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on 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.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Application deadline: Friday, the 19th of July

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

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Start Date: 01-08-2019
Salary: Competitive package
Consultant: Sara Cruz
sara.cruz@octagon.nl
+31 (0)70 3249 300
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