System Engineer - Future Projects & Exploration

Space Applications Services NV/SA

Direct Entry Job Permanent Brussels, Belgium

Uploaded 25 May 2020

Job Description

The successful candidate will be based in our main office at Sint-Stevens-Woluwe (Brussels Area).
The position is in the Systems Department, Future Projects & Exploration (FPX) Team. The Team is responsible for the study, design, prototype and test of enabling technologies for future missions.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Providing systems engineering expertise for the definition, development and qualification of the following products in on-going projects:
    • Electro-/Mechanical and chemical processing payloads for exploration and In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU)
    • Systems and subsystems for lunar mobility (Lunar Volatiles Mobile Instrument -LUVMI- rover)
  • Exploration and payload systems trade-off, designing, prototyping, prototype de-bugging, functional verification and optimisation
  • Conducting and leading studies related to future human spaceflight and exploration of the solar system
  • Supporting the Team Lead for projects and preparing proposals
  • Being responsible for the delivery of technical products for assigned projects.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Aerospace, Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, Process engineering or related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field of space systems engineering
  • Experience with the development cycle from feasibility studies to qualification and production

The following are considered an asset:

  • Development of spacecraft/payload thermal and structural designs
  • Knowledge of:
    • International spaceflight programmes, knowledge of spaceflight standards (ECSS/NASA)
    • Geology/Earth/Lunar/Physical, Space Resources, tribology or materials science
  • Experience in professional design of mining equipment, project management, conducting trade-off studies, leading or participating in integrated tests.