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    Full-time Position
  • Background
  • Languages
    English French
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      October 01,2020
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    Product Assurance and Safety Engineer

    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 and technology developments and is also responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of product assurance and safety (PA&S) engineering and management programmes. It carries out technological research (R&D) in the fields of PA&S management, techniques, methodologies and tools. It collaborates in standardisation and training activities.


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

    • providing expert support to ESA projects, programmes and technology development programme activities in the field 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 monitoring and reporting of supplier PA&S programme execution to ensure compliance with applicable requirements; this includes auditing activities;
    • contributing to management and technical boards relative 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, tools) covering long- and short-term needs;
    • supporting 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 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.

    Duties may also include supporting other activities within your field of competence.

    Technical competencies
    Experience in the technical domains covered by the position
    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
    Behavioural competencies
    Customer Focus
    Innovation & Creativity
    Problem Solving
    Results Orientation
    Planning & Organisation

    Master’s degree in engineering discipline is required.

    Additional requirements

    Solid experience in the technical domains covered by the position.
    Experience in configuration management, quality auditing or assessor certification are considered assets.

    You must be eligible for security clearance by your national security administration.

    Other information

    For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

    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.

    The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

    The closing date for applications is 27 October 2020.

    If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email .

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