RT-S/HRE-I/00039 System Engineer

Job Introduction

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments.

Serco Europe employ’s a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK.

Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. 


Main Responsibilities

For our activities in ESTEC, we are currently looking for a System Engineer that shall support the Exploration missions preparation team with the following duties:

  • Supporting the implementation of ESA internal and industrial system definition studies at Phase A/B1 level, including associated technology studies for preparing future European activities and projects in the field of robotic exploration, addressing in particular future Mars Orbiter and Rover mission concepts.
  • Support to preparation and implementation of study reviews (with industry/international partners and ESA internal).
  • Developing and maintaining key-driving System and Technical requirements document for future European development activities and studies for exploration at mission, architecture, system and technology level.
  • Supporting international collaboration efforts in the field of exploration missions and supporting the definition and analysis of future international exploration mission scenarios and associated technology requirements.
  • Supporting activities involving engagement of external parties (industry, academia, international partners) organised by HRE in the field of exploration. 

The Ideal Candidate

The candidate should have/be:

  • completed Science PhD or MSc Engineering from a recognised institution of secondary studies (University, École supérieure, etc.) or equivalent.
  • experienced in writing System, technical and verification requirement documents.
  • at least 4 years of relevant working experience.
  • Familiarity with Mars Orbiter and Rover mission concepts
  • Knowledge of planetary exploration programmes.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of other member state language is an asset.



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Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

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For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered.

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About The Company

Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 60,000 employees worldwide.

Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 60,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

Package Description

Full details on application.

Relocation assistance provided (if applicable).