Vacancy PA and Safety Support Engineer

Sapienza Consulting is looking to recruit a PA and Safety Support Engineer to work at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The candidate will be supporting the directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (TEC), which is the key driving instance of technological innovation and development.

Responsibilities of the PA and Safety Support Engineer

  • Supporting Quality Assurance activities related to the phase D/E of the Project and associated reviews. In particular, this will involve participation to the manufacturing, integration and test activities, e.g. manufacturing readiness reviews (MRR), mandatory inspection points (MIPs), test readiness reviews (TRRs), post-test reviews (PTRs)
  • Extensive traveling within Europe is required (it is expected 90% collocated with the spacecraft)
  • Supporting the PA&S Manager to ensure the effective implementation and execution of the non-conformance identification and reporting mechanisms within the contractor supply chain and confirm the correct and formal closure of non-conformances
  • Supporting the Solar Orbiter Product Assurance & Safety (PA&S) Manager in all activities related to the execution of the Product Assurance Programme for the Solar Orbiter Project
  • Deputising for the PA&S Manager as required
  • Supporting the Risk Management and Configuration Management processes within the Project, including the disposition of Request for Deviations and Request for Waivers (RFDs & RFWs)
  • Assisting the PA&S Manager in ensuring that all formally delivered items within the Project supply chain conform with requirements using formal acceptance reviews (Delivery Review Boards – DRBs)
  • Producing reports on project and review activities, including conclusions and recommendations where necessary, participating in progress meetings when needed and reporting on project PA status

Profile of PA and Safety Support Engineer

  • Master’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 year’s experience in the space sector, including 5 years in Product and Quality Assurance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities, and comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.


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