The post will be based at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk (Netherlands), with regular presence at ESA Headquarters in Paris required.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
The Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality is responsible for defining, executing and providing technical support to all ESA activities and to Europe’s space industry through specialised manpower and laboratory facilities. The Director is also responsible for implementing research and development activities from the Agency’s technology programmes, as well as for technology transfer. In addition, responsibility for quality management for the Agency and its products lies with the Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
We are looking for candidates with a minimum of a master’s degree in a technical or scientific subject, solid experience in management and a strong technical background.
Experience in the field of space activities, preferably acquired in an international setting, and with industry, will be an important asset.
Key qualities required for the post are an innovative spirit and a strategically-oriented mind, a proven capacity to lead change and manage people and teams, excellent relationship management and negotiation skills and the ability to influence high-level decisions.
The detailed job profile and requirements are available here.
Applications should be addressed, in the form of a cover letter and CV, to the Head of the Human Resources Department and submitted at the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date to apply: 28 July 2022
ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.