Vacancy Mechanical AIV / AIT Engineer

Sapienza is looking for an experienced Mechanical AIV / AIT Engineer to support ESTEC in its testing activities over different missions.

Responsibilities of the Mechanical AIV / AIT Engineer:

  • Support Agency projects on AIV/AIT issues, in particular environmental testing including follow up of industry activities.
  • Support ESA satellite projects in AIV/AIT aspects including follow up of industry activities.
  • Support the Customers of the Test Centre through all project phases, taking into account project requirements and performance of facilities.
  • Support Agency projects with respect to model philosophy definition, requirement specification, planning, costing, risk assessment, test execution and verification control.
  • Support Agency project studies and reviews in the Concurrent Design Facility at ESTEC in the domain programmatics and AIV/AIT.
  • Participate in formal project reviews and tender evaluation boards, usually in the AIV panel.
  • Participate in the development of new methods and tools, the preparation and implementation of investments.

Profile of the Mechanical AIV / AIT Engineer:

  • Master’s degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering;
  • At least 4 years of previous relevant practical working experience;
  • Experience in satellite AIV and satellite testing, and some experience in programmatic aspects;
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset
  • Willing and able to travel frequently (mostly within Europe)
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.


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