EGNOS Subsystem Development Coordinator

Updated: 3 months ago

Vacancy in the Directorate of Navigation.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

This post is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale .

ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
With a resident assignment to Toulouse (France)


EGNOS Subsystems Development Coordinator in the Development and AIVQ Section, EGNOS and SBAS Division, Galileo and EGNOS Programme Department, Directorate of Navigation.

You will be deployed as EGNOS V2 ESA Team Coordinator in the EUSPA V2 Integrated Team for the EGNOS V2 project managed by EUSPA, and will functionally report to the Head of the EGNOS and SBAS Division. This is an activity performed by ESA to provide support to EUSPA for the development related to EGNOS V2.
You will be responsible for coordinating and leading the ESA EGNOS V2 Team integrated in the EUSPA V2 Team. You will also be the ESA Design Authority representative in the EUSPA EGNOS V2 meetings and boards.

You will also be responsible for the coordination of EGNOS V3 subsystems development, and will functionally report to the Head of the EGNOS Development and IVQ Section. You will be responsible for coordinating, leading and reporting on the progress of the ESA subsystem leaders monitoring the industrial activities of the EGNOS V3 subsystems.


Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

•    coordinating the EGNOS v2 ESA Integrated Team:
o    leading and coordinating ESA team participation in the EGNOS V2 development and studies performed by EUSPA, such as the LIFEX project;
o    acting as the reference interface for EUSPA on EGNOS V2-related topics;
o    reporting on the status of EGNOS V2 to the Head of the EGNOS and SBAS Division on a weekly basis;
o    representing the ESA Design Authority in GNOS V2 boards and meetings;
o    coordinating the production and update of documents under Design Authority custody and responsibility (such as System Requirements Documents, SoC to Mission Requirements, Requests for Mission Deviation or Waiver and System Security Requirements);

•    coordinating the EGNOS V3 subsystems development, including:
o    chairing the ESA EGNOS V3 Subsystem Coordination Meeting;
o    reporting on progress in EGNOS V3 subsystems in the weekly EGNOS V3 System Technical Coordination Meeting;

•    participating in progress meetings with industry for the various projects of the EGNOS Division (including V2, V3, H2020, HE and ANGA);
•    participating in system-level reviews of EGNOS Division projects;
•    supporting the Division’s research and development activities (such as Horizon Europe, NAVISP and EGNOS4Rail);
•    contributing to the Division’s reporting activities (for example ESA-EUSPA FFPA Quarterly Implementation Reports and Navigation Programme Boards).

Technical competencies

Knowledge of large-scale complex ground and space system architecture including performance, design, interfaces and protocols.

Knowledge of the SBAS mission and standards applicable to EGNOS.

Knowledge of systems engineering and experience in technical procurement and follow-up of industrial development.

Behavioural competencies

Result Orientation
Operational Efficiency
Fostering Cooperation
Relationship Management
Continuous Improvement
Forward Thinking


A master's in physics, telecommunications, electronic engineering or computer science is required for this post.

Additional requirements

A solid background in satellite navigation systems, notably in navigation ground systems architecture, together with at least ten years of experience working in these fields.
A good understanding of the political and programmatic context linked to SBAS development in Europe and preferably experience of working with ESA and/or EUSPA.
Experience of working in a complex project setting and coordinating technically multidisciplinary teams is desirable.
Experience in procurement of industrial activities as well as in safety-critical software and real-time software development and verification would be a distinct advantage.
Experience is required in mission and system requirements analysis, system design, development, implementation technical follow-up, acceptance and qualification reviews, etc.

You should have good interpersonal and communication skills. You should be able to work autonomously, effectively, and cooperatively in a diverse, international team environment and to define and implement solutions in line with team and individual objectives and project deadlines.

You should also have good analytical, organisational and synthetic reporting skills, as well as a proactive attitude to solving problems.

You are willing to travel and you thrive in a demanding international environment.

Other information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

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The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required.

Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations.
Applicants must be eligible for security clearance by their national security administrations.

The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

 At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities.  Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace.  The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us email [email protected] .


Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

According to the ESA Convention, the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States*. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from under-represented Member States *.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment conducted by an external background screening service.

In principle, recruitment will be within the advertised grade band (A2-A4). However, if the selected candidate has less than four years of relevant professional experience following the completion of the master’s degree, the position may be filled at A1 level. 

*Member States, Associate Members or Cooperating States.

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