Electrical Engineer

Noordwijk aan Zee

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of FAM – Facility Management.
Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service.


The Electrical Facilities Engineer will support in all aspects of electrical engineering. The core tasks will be:

  • Providing active assistance to the EFM Electrical Engineer in charge of the ESTEC electrical installations under the responsibility of the EFM division, and to the Electrical Compliance Engineer;
  • Controlling, monitoring and reviewing — notably by means of key performance indicators — the execution of preventive- and corrective maintenance activities carried out by the on-site maintenance contractor (or by sub-contracted third party companies) on the general infrastructure technical installations;
  • Reviewing, coordinating and monitoring all activities related to the construction, renovation, or modification of the technical infrastructure installations; these activities are of a various nature: ad-hoc requests for works, refurbishments, new projects or investments;
  • Monitoring and controlling the compliance with the applicable norms and legislations of all the works carried out by the on-site maintenance contractor or other third party companies on the technical installations;
  • Preparing work descriptions, technical specifications, or any other technical documents necessary for the coordination of small to large size projects related to technical installations;
  • Providing active assistance on multi-disciplinary projects where works/activities on the technical installations are involved;
  • Providing active assistance for the preparation, organisation, review and validation of work acceptance tests after construction, renovation, modification or maintenance of the technical installations;
  • Implementation and maintenance of service and quality assurance procedures;
  • Providing active assistance for studies about the operational condition, the performance, the upgrade and improvement of the technical installations and preparing corresponding improvement plans;
  • Liaising, closely cooperating and maintaining a sound working relationship with colleagues within the section, in or outside the department, and with the site maintenance contractor.
  • Identifying and implementing measures that will contribute to ESA’s commitment to reduce its energy consumption and CO2 footprint.
  • The incumbent shall be ready to provide assistance on short notice in case of technical problems, operational requirements or emergencies.


  • At least a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or in Facilities Management Engineering.
  • At least a 5-year experience in building infrastructure and Facilities Management, with Electrical Engineering as an area of expertise.
  • A proven capability in the above areas of responsibility and technical Facilities Management systems.
  • A good knowledge of building automation tools is required.
  • Good knowledge of the applicable norms and legislation, notably the applied electrical safety legislation and norms.
  • The post holder shall manage, run and supervise works on high- and low voltage installations NEN-EN50110 (NEN 3840 and NEN3140) and NEN1010. The candidate must therefore be in possession of the relevant certification or ready to obtain the corresponding Dutch qualification by following the appropriate training.
  • Sound analytical skills; be able to analyse any situation, issue or installation and create a clear and detailed technical report for root cause analysis, improvement or repair.
  • Good skills in the MS Office software package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio).
  • Moreover applicants should be able to work autonomously and be eager to learn and acquire further knowledge in building systems engineering.
  • The working languages within the section are English and Dutch. A good knowledge of one of these two languages is required together with a working knowledge of the other language.

Application deadline: 19 July 2019

Salary Benefits:

  • The selected candidate will receive good remuneration  in line with the associated ESA Job Class.
  • Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands.
  • The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday.
  • Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included.
  • Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially.
  • Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme.
Work Hours:

40 hours per week

About the company:

Aurora, formed in 1995, is firmly established within the Space industry as a support company providing a high level of service. Since 1 January 2010 Aurora is owned by LSE Space which complements and increases our ability to provide solutions. Aurora's core business activity is the provision of engineers and scientists as on-site support. The European Space Agency (ESA) is our main client. As a group we provide a broad level of support and increase staff deployment possibilities, while still maintaining a streamlined management. AURORA successfully supplies engineering and scientific support services to ESTEC & ESAC, whereas LSE is a leading supplier of Operations Engineering services to ESOC and GSOC. Together we employ over one hundred professional engineers, scientists, and high level administration staff providing solutions and services for design, development and operations of spacecraft, payload and ground segments. We are a multinational team with more than 25 different nationalities; all experience the adventure of working and living in an international environment. The exposure to different cultural values and different societies means that the awareness and tolerance within the team is enhanced. Becoming culturally intelligent is a key requirement for the success of our business in a professional as well as social context. The employees are our key resource and we support them in order to progress their careers successfully. We employ individuals with a high level of qualification and motivation who are also flexible in order to meet the challenges of the tasks to be performed. We encourage all staff to remain at the leading edge of the skills curve via a continuous training and education programme and combine this with a generous remuneration package. Regular staff dialogues and feed back on ongoing assignments are part of the LSE and AURORA culture.

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