System and Mechanical Support Engineer (m/f) for ISS Columbus Infrastructure ESTEC




Required Start Date

August 2015



Submission Deadline

15th July 2015 



Technical Requirements


LSE Space/Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESOC, ESTEC and ESAC. We have now the opportunity to answer the ESTEC request of System and Mechanical Support Engineer (m/f) for ISS Columbus Infrastructure.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Provision of engineering support to ESA project manager for system and mechanical aspects related to the Columbus infrastructure sustainability and evolution items as described below. This will include day-to-day monitoring of the activities of the Industrial Contractors and review of technical documentation.

  • Support the establishment of the baseline for new items, from requirements up to and including the end item definition. Review and approval of Industry Specification level for equipment of the ISS Columbus module, and for post-ISS elements as required by hierarchical superiors
  • Monitor industrial activities for the procurement/development and integration, test, verification of new or recurrent Columbus System equipment from structural, mechanical/thermal and configuration system aspects.
  • Monitor industrial activities for the procurement/development of the Columbus Terminal hosting platform in coordination with the other involved disciplines (Extra-Vehicular Activities, Human Factor, Thermal)
  • Support the organisation and conduct of project reviews for system, structural, mechanical, budgets and configuration aspects.
  • Support the resolution of anomalies from ground and on-orbit activities in the system field.
  • Support Engineering Control board(s), MRBs, TRR/PTRs, VCB in the system and mechanical area.
  • Support the evaluation of Change Requests, Waivers and PIRNs in the system and mechanical area.
  • Other duties within the post holder’s area of competence as may be required by the hierarchical superiors in support of their activities.


Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

  • A good experience and knowledge of structural/mechanical/configuration design, development, testing and verification of requirements for Human Spaceflight hardware
  • A good knowledge of implications at system level of structural/mechanical/configuration aspects
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment (with other ESA organisations like Columbus Operations Division, and Technical Directorate and with Industry) and to follow a proactive attitude to solving problems;
  • Fluency in English mandatory.


Background information


A permanent employment contract.

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Career path.



In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (CV in Word format) not later than 15th July 2015 to:

Andrée Scherschel ( and Alex Jeanes (


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