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Component Engineer

Job Introduction

Are you fascinated about Space? Do you have a working experience in the field of EEE Component Quality Assurance? You could be our new Component Engineer. Come and join talented diverse Serco team at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) based in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. 

Serco is among the leading Space Industry and Services Companies. Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, our employees have been providing everyday their technical, scientific and management skills to support the full range of European cornerstone space missions.  

Role Responsibility

As part of the Requirements and Standards Section at ESA/ESTEC, you will have the following responsibilities:

Within the Requirements & Standards Section, Reliability & Quality Division, Product Assurance & Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering & Quality. The Section provides engineering and administrative support to the Agency's European Cooperation for Space Standardisation (ECSS standardisation activities and its European
Space Components Coordination (ESCC) components standardisation and qualification programme. The section is responsible to provided ESCC secretariat functions, managing the ESCC specifications system for space components, qualifying and certifying components and manufacturers, publishing the ESCC Qualified Parts List (QPL), Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) and Process Capability Approval (PCA), performing associated quality assurance activities including audits of manufacturers and nonconformance follow-up managing the European Preferred Parts List (EPPL) and its publication, managing ESCIES.org, spacecomponents.org and supported web tools.

The engineer will provide expertise, at least in one (or more) of the following fields:

  • Passive Components, Discrete Semiconductors for RF and non-RF, Complex Microcircuits for Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal and Microwave, Hybrid Technology, Micropackaging, Optoelectronics, Reliability of the related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape.

Supporting the ESCC core executive functions covering the custody and management of the ESCC (European Space Components Coordination). Provide expert engineering support to the ESCC standardisation and qualification programme; support studies in the area of components standardisation; supporting components evaluation and qualification programmes, non-conformance and failure investigations; assessing existing and novel standards associated with component technologies for future space applications; supporting
project-specific activities in the selection, characterisation, verification, approval and application of parts listed in the ESCC QPL/QML/PCA/EPPL; supporting the ESCC working groups, Component Technology Boards and the Space Components Steering Board for all
activities related to components standardisation when applicable; Monitor Failure and Constructional Analyses tasks at the ESTEC component laboratory; Perform components manufacturers Audits.

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring::

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related specialisation
  • At least 4 years of experience in the tasks described above

Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Exciting relocation package​ (if applicable) 

• Company events

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries. In Europe, Serco supports governments and international organisations in the delivery of essential public services with operations in Belgium, France and French Guyana, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland.

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service and to keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play. We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers.

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

If you share our values and want to join a team of over 50,000 passionate colleagues globally we want to hear from you.

Make a difference every day.

Take pride in what you do!

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