Space & Engineering Education Training Coordinator

Space Applications Services NV/SA
Libramont, Belgium
Added: April 23, 2024

The Services Department provides end-to-end services for the development and operation of complex systems, and support by highly qualified and expert scientists, engineers and instructors. We provide complete teams and individuals to manage, coordinate and execute service provision, expert in many scientific and engineering domains as well as staff experienced in operations and training.

The Services Department also provides support to the ESA Education Office activities in the Netherlands and in Belgium, providing training coordinators for primary and secondary schools education level, for university students and for microgravity experiments programme.


The ESA Academy is ESA's overarching educational programme for University students. Its objective is to enhance the students’ educational experience and gain both practical and theoretical know-how and expertise in various disciplines, ranging from space sciences to engineering, space medicine, spacecraft operations, project and risk management, product and quality assurance, standardisation and much more.

The successful candidate will support ESA Academy, which is run in close collaboration with European universities and is designed to complement academic education.

Within Space Applications Services the position is in the Services Department, Training & Operations Team.

The candidate will mainly report to an on-site Line Manager and to the Space Applications Services Training & Operations Team Lead.

  • Location : ESA ESEC Centre in Redu, Belgium
  • Start Date : At the earliest

Tasks and Responsibilities

In support to the ESA Education programme, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Engineering support to the Programme
  • Engineering coordination for University education
  • Support to ESA Education resources development, including but not limited to:

  • Liaison with the experts and lecturers to establish objectives, requirements, format and schedules
  • Monitor the development and review of the lectures, workshops, case-studies and exercises
  • Conduct of condensed dry-runs

  • Implement the educational programmes for University students, including coordination of the call for applicants and applications selection, coordination and attendance to lectures, collection and analysis of feedback
  • Set-up of educational initiatives promoting the use of ISS and other space facilities
  • Increase of the awareness of the ESA space programmes and the space sector at large in the European education communities
  • Outreach and promotion activities.

Skills and Experience

  • Master degree in Aerospace Engineering, Space Systems Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 4 years of professional experience
  • Proven experience in Project Management with ability to effectively:

  • Coordinate work contributions from several different parties
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders

  • CubeSat (or SmallSat) engineering experience will be considered an asset
  • A proactive approach, with initiative and Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to:

  • Adhere to strict standards of confidentiality
  • Synthesise, summarise and draw conclusions
  • Work independently and in distributed international teams

  • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Our Offer

  • Working within an exceptional sector with Staff located in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
  • A professional and modern working environment with motivated Administrative Staff, Engineers, Astronaut Training Instructors and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space and their own expertise
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions
  • Working from home in part can be a possibility
  • An individualised training and development programmes.

About Us

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries.

The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. From our headquarters, we are in daily contact with the International Space Station (ISS) ensuring our Customers’ research is successful.

How To Apply

Upload your CV and Motivation Letter, both in English and to the attention of Mr. Olivier Lamborelle.

The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union.