Vacature Product Assurance and Safety Engineer

Product Assurance and Safety Engineer in Noordwijk Zh

Product Assurance and Safety Engineer

Job Requisition ID: 18172

Closing Date: 7 December 2023 23:59 CET/CEST

Establishment: ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands

Directorate: Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality

Publication: Internal & External

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 16 November 2023

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands


You will be assigned as Product Assurance and Safety (PA&S) Engineer in the Product Assurance Management Section, Quality, Dependability and PA Support Division, Product Assurance and Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.

The Section provides functional support to ESA projects in different programme directorates and to technology development activities. It is also responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of product assurance and safety engineering and management programmes. It carries out technological research and development (R&D) in PA&S management, techniques, methodologies and tools. It collaborates on standardisation and training activities.


You will report to the Head of Section and, within the above technical fields, your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

• providing expert support to ESA projects, programmes and technology development programme activities in the area of PA&S engineering and management;
• preparing and implementing general and project-specific programmatic and technical requirements based on the applicable product and quality assurance baseline;
• supporting the monitoring and reporting of suppliers' PA&S programme execution to ensure compliance with applicable requirements. This may include auditing activities;
• contributing to management and technical boards with respect to the execution and review of a project's PA&S programme;
• defining, initiating and managing R&D activities (in product and quality assurance, requirements, techniques, methodologies and tools) covering long- and short-term needs;
• supporting the establishment and implementation of standards and best practices in the product and quality assurance field;
• contributing to and, at the line management's request, participating in the Directorate's competence domains;
• supporting the implementation of the configuration management system under ESA projects;
• monitoring applicable scientific/technological trends, maintaining state-of-the-art expertise;
• contributing to the dissemination of the results of activities performed and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency.

Understanding of related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape

Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews

Experience with Space Quality Standards and their preparation and implementation


A master's in an engineering discipline is required.

Additional requirements

Solid experience in the technical areas covered by the position.
Experience in configuration management, quality auditing or assessor certification would be considered an asset.
You must be eligible for security clearance by your national security administration.

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.

Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations.

The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us email .

Functie:product assurance and engineer
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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