Vacature Physical Sciences Instrumentation Engineer in Noordwijk Zh | Modis
Terug naar vacatures

Physical Sciences Instrumentation Engineer

Ref: 15220263

Toegevoegd op 18 November 2022
Vacature locatie
Noordwijk Zh
Contract type


We are looking for a Physical Sciences Instrumentation Engineer (E3) to join our Akkodis Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands.

Specific tasks to be performed:

The incumbent will work in the Life support and Physical Sciences Instrumentation Section in ESA-ESTEC.

The main focus of our work is sustainable life support technologies, In Situ Resource Utilisation and small payload development for manned and unmanned spaceflight. This position will strenghten our team for payload related activities.

The incumbent shall:

  • Implement and supervise R&D activities in the field of payload development for manned and robotic exploration missions
  • Support the flight implementation of scientific payloads
  • Implement and supervise R&D and flight demonstration activities in the area of In Situ Resource Utilisation

General tasks to be performed:

  • Assistance in the provision of engineering support to ESA projects throughout the life cycle
  • Provision of support in detailed technical specifications of planned R&D activities
  • Assistance in technical evaluation of technical developments and as well of project designs and implementations
  • Planning, setting up of test activities in the laboratory
  • Support to testing for exploration and microgravity payloads


Akkodis has proudly supported the Aerospace & Defence industry in the Netherlands for decades. Our partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) has been one of the many success stories allowing our people to expand their career horizons. Akkodis experts are contributing to some of the most important technical advances in Aerospace and Defence which impact the way we live our lives today, through specialised engineering expertise and other required skillsets. This could be your future. Become part of our successful team!


The European Space Agency (ESA) has sites in several European countries.

The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), has grown into ESA’s largest establishment and the technical and organizational hub of Europe’s space sector. Missions designed and tested at ESTEC are circling Earth, have landed on planetary bodies and have probed far into the Solar System.

The infrastructure and equipment assembled here, together with the expert knowhow of its 2800 personnel, make ESTEC a unique resource for Europe. The work done here by teams skilled in every aspect of engineering for space has enabled the creation of novel communication, navigation and information services, creating new jobs and growth while improving the lives of European and world citizens.


To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:

  • PhD or Master in Physics, Engineering or Chemistry, with a focus on space science instrumentation,
  • 3 or more years of experience in phase C/D payload implementation and MAIT and possibly related PA aspects,
  • Experience in planetary instrumentation is an asset
  • Good knowledge of software and electronics is an asset experience with optical payloads and/or mass spectrometry,
  • Good communication skills and teamwork capabilities

Please send your CV to before 13/12/2022

Heb je een vraag of wil je meer informatie? Laat je gegevens achter en wij nemen contact met jou op!

Neem contact met ons op