Electrical Engineer - Antenna & Sub-Millimetre Waves (M/F)
Space Applications Services NV/SA
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Electrical Engineer - Antenna & Sub-Millimetre Waves (M/F)

  • Full time Position
  • Noordwijk (Netherlands)
  • Published on August 12 2020
This job is no longer available.

Space Applications Services is a company based in the Brussels area (BE) that provides products and services for the space sector in many areas from Avionics, Robotics, Human Exploration, Science and Earth Observation. 

At the European Space Agency ESTEC, the Antennas and Sub- Millimetre Wave Section is part of the 'Radio Frequency Payloads & Technology Division. The Section provides functional support to ESA projects and carries out technological research in the area of space antenna systems, sub-millimetre wave instruments and associated technologies. 

The frequency domain covers the range of 100 MHz to 1 THz. The section also contributes to the definition of technology developments for the Agency’s technology programmes, and initiates and monitor R&D activities covering both long and short-term needs. 

The successful candidate will be based at our customer premises at ESA- ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. 

The position is in the Services Department, (composed of 30 persons). 

The candidate will mainly report to the Engineering Team Lead.


Tasks and Responsibilities

As an Antenna & Sub-Millimetre Waves Engineer, the candidate will have to:

  • Prepare and monitor Research and Development activities in the field of Antennas, including a diverse range of tasks within the activity domain, encompassing hardware, software and system aspects
  • Provide antenna technical support to ESA projects, including:
    • “In-house” design and trade-off studies to support both developments and reviews
    • Analysis and design of reflector antennas and arrays
    • Calculation of the interference effects between antennas and the spacecraft structure
  • Support all antenna development stages from design, analysis up to measurements.


Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master Degree in Engineering, preferably Electronics, Electromagnetic or Electrical
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in antenna and/or space antenna design, architecture, constraints, modelling and/or manufacturing and testing.
  • Knowledge of :
    • Antenna Space constraints at RF, mechanical, thermal and environmental levels gained from the handling of Flight Model development or R&D development at high TRL level
    • Antenna industrial manufacturing, testing processes, architecture and technology.
  • Expertise in using antenna modelling tools (GRASP8, POS4, CHAMP, HFSS)


The successful candidate will have the following skills

  • A proactive approach, with initiative and ability to work independently
  • Ability to:
    • Synthesise, summarise and draw conclusions
    • Adhere to strict standards of confidentiality
    • Work in distributed international teams
  • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English.


What Do We Offer?

  • Working at a prestigious Customer location, in a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany and the
  • Netherlands
  • A professional, pleasant atmosphere with motivated and passionate Staff, where autonomy and initiatives are encouraged
  • An interesting remuneration package with a relocation allowance, if applicable
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment.


How To Apply? 

Please apply to this Job Advert by sending your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) via our website (www.spaceapplications.com), to the attention of Mr. Karsten Kullack.


Applications received through the Career page of our website are reviewed in priority.



The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union or in possession of a European Blue Card for two or more years. Due to Export Control Laws and Regulations applicable to this activity, the applicants shall not be nationals of countries under arms embargo including in particular but not limited to European or US embargo.


We are looking for someone to start as of 1st of October.

This job is no longer available.