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Engineering Services for Clean Space (f/m/d)

Reference: J24044
Location: ESOC \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Category: Systems and Products Engineering

Who You Are

You are passionate about space missions but concerned about their safety and security with respect to space debris? Then you are on the right track!

We are supporting the European Space Agency with highly qualified services at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt/Germany. For a new service position at the ESA Space Debris Office we are searching for a space debris engineer to complement our international service team!

Detailed information on the missions and the activities of ESOC can be found at;
For more information about the Space Debris Office, see following website:

We are looking forward to meeting you!

What You Will Focus on 

You will provide support to activities of the Space Safety Programme and to Clean Space Office ADRIOS and COSMIC missions projects.

You will support mission customers for:

  • SDM compliance verification analysis tasks in collaboration with the Space Debris Office;
  • Close Proximity Operations and In-orbit Servicing related tasks;
  • EcoDesign and Life Cycle Assessment compliance verification analysis tasks

… and contribute to mission milestone reviews for compliance aspects w.r.t. space debris mitigation and Life Cycle Assessment requirements.

You will follow-up external research, as well as OSIP activities and plan/adapt internal work accordingly, support CDF sessions and support the definition and follow-up of the studies for TDE, GSTP, ARTES and other ESA programs in the area of space debris mitigation, space debris remediation and EcoDesign.

You will contribute to:

  • Maintenance, evolution and upgrade of ESA’s databases for Life Cycle Assessment
  • Collection of best-practices and elaboration of guidelines in the areas of EcoDesign, Space Debris Mitigation and Close Proximity Operations
  • Technical working groups for development of standards and handbooks in the areas of EcoDesign, Space Debris Mitigation and Close Proximity Operations

Furthermore, you will participate to the Office’s regular routine meetings and provide Training on OPS-SC processes to internal and external trainees also in training sessions not organized by ESA. You will present and promote ESA achievements, recent research and work performed at the Clean Space at conferences (once per year), and support related public relation or outreach activities.

You will support organization and preparation of conferences, webinars and workshops gathering various stakeholders (agencies, industry, operators, regulators, etc.) as well as bi-lateral meetings with key partners and provide technical expertise to the ESA Technical Responsible in responding to TV, broadcast and newspaper interview requests on space debris.

What You Bring

  • University degree in a relevant engineering field, astronomy, mathematics, engineering or physics


  • The ideal candidate we are looking for contributes to our service team with a throughout understanding of the way of working the following areas:
    • Spacecraft Systems engineering
    • The different space project phases
    • Space segment related aspects of Space Debris Mitigation assessment and solutions (remediation, mitigation, risk assessment – reentry, successful disposal, break-up, etc.)
    • Space Debris Mitigation technologies state of the art
    • In-Orbit Servicing and Close Proximity Operations State of the Art
    • Life Cycle Assessment State of the Art
  • The ideal candidate brings along the following characteristics:
    • Good team-work and workplan coordination skills
    • Good understanding of the way the Space Safety Program works
    • Good understanding of the way R&D and technology development programs work
    • Good knowledge of re-entry aerothermodynamics principles and tools
    • Fluency in English, both in speech and writing
    • Coordinate and interact with other service providers in operations and other fields
    • Good communication and negotiation skills
    • High degree of independence


  • Experience with the ESTEC or ESOC environment
  • Familiarity with Space Debris tasks
  • Experience with Clean Space Office tasks
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently; working on multiple activities; multiple missions simultaneously


  • Knowledge about current and planned ESA missions should be a given

What We Offer

All our benefits can be found here:

How to Apply

Are you passionate about making an impact, with an open and curious mentality? Get in touch with us today and send us your application! 

Your HR Contact for this position is Christian Marusczyk.


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