Thermal Engineer

Company Details

Accelerating Innovation

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Generation, review and/or negotiation of requirements/specifications;
  • Generation and/or review of Design, Development, and Verification Plans;
  • Conceptual and detailed design of Thermal Control Systems;
  • Modelling and analysis of spacecraft and other high-tech systems;
  • Optimization of spacecraft and other high-tech Thermal Control Systems;
  • Definition of testing plans and procedures;
  • Participation in Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Testing of total systems, as the responsible Thermal Engineer;
  • Model correlation in relation to test data;
  • Documentation of the work, and presentation and justification of the work in reviews;
  • Direct interfacing with customers on technical level and participation in program level communication;
  • Participation in Quality Assurance and Quality Control tasks in the team;
  • Supervision/coordination of junior colleagues/interns;
  • Participation and active contribution to team and company development, e.g., generating/supporting novel technical ideas/innovations, new processes/methods, new ways of work and positive work culture.


  • A Master’s degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or equivalent);
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Broad knowledge and experience of how to develop and realize typical and more novel Spacecraft
  • Thermal Control solutions;
  • Experience with ESATAN-TMS (transitioning from a similar software can be discussed);
  • Experience with a CAD software;
  • Experience with FEM software is a strong asset;
  • Experience in structural engineering and the multi-disciplinary domain of Thermo-Elastics is a strong asset;
  • Excellent work structuring, organization, and coordination skills;
  • Motivation to work in the space sector as well as other high-tech sectors;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Personal drive to excellence;
  • Team-player mindset, knowing when to ask or give help, wanting to win as a collective;
  • A rudimentary sense of humor, and ability and interest to work pragmatically are essential traits;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Good command of Dutch is an asset;
  • Ability to work at company HQ in Noordwijk, the Netherlands (we offer a hybrid working scenario, with several days/week in the office, and several days/week at home).

Tagged as: CAD, FEM, esatan-tms

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