Thermal and/or Mechanical Engineer

Company Details

ATG's mission is to support and enable the space industry in its endless drive towards technological and economical growth. By making available our knowledge, expertise and unique technological solutions to key players, we truly aim to accelerate innovation throughout the community.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Thermal and/or Mechanical Engineer to fill one or more positions in our in-house engineering team ATG EngineeringLab in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. We work mostly within the space industry, as well as in other high-tech industries. Candidates who master both Thermal and Mechanical disciplines will have an advantage, however specialized Thermal or Mechanical engineers are also encouraged to apply as we can accommodate different types of profiles in our multi-disciplinary team. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism. The deadline for submitting applications is 14 August 2023.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at the interview stage).

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • 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 and/or Structures and Mechanisms;
  • Modeling and analysis of spacecraft and other high-tech systems;
  • Optimization of spacecraft and other high-tech Thermal Control Systems and/or Mechanical systems.;
  • Definition of testing plans and procedures;
  • Participation in Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Testing of total systems, as the responsible Thermal and/or Mechanical 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.

Job requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or similar;
  • At least 3 years of relevant industrial work experience;
  • Broad knowledge and experience of how to develop and realize typical and more novel Spacecraft Thermal Control solutions and/or typical and more novel spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms;
  • Applied multi-disciplinary skill and experience in Thermo-Elastics is a strong asset;
  • For Thermal Engineers; at least 3 years applied experience with ESATAN-TMS in industrial settings (transitioning from a similar software can be discussed);
  • For Mechanical Engineers; at least 3 years applied experience with an FEM package in industrial settings. In particular, FEMAP/NASTRAN or other NASTRAN versions are preferred. (transitioning from a similar software can be discussed);
  • Experience with a CAD software – preferably including experience with manufacturing drawing and GD&T. Experience with Catia V5 in particular is an asset but other relevant softwares are relevant too
  • Experience in the selection, definition and performance of manufacturing, joining, inspection, assembly, integration and testing processes;
  • 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;
  • Able 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);
  • Able to periodically travel to company HQ in The Netherlands and travel for work missions.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.

What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.

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