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Engineer Aeronautics, Mechanical Engineer (f/m) or similar,Structures (TEC-MSS) for the our German Trainee Programme (GTP)
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre and the space agency of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Here, 8000 employees work together on a unique variety of topics in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation.
Their missions range from basic research to the development of innovative applications and products for tomorrow. Cutting-edge research requires excellent
minds - particularly more females - at all levels, who fully achieve their potential in an inspiring environment. Launch your mission with us.
For our German Trainee Programme (GTP) in cooperation with ESTEC in Noordwijk, Netherlands, we wish to recruit a qualified
Engineer Aeronautics, Mechanical Engineer or similar
Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field?
If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder
to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA - keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe’s space programmes. Over a period
up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship.
What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1st February 2019.
The Structures Mechanisms and Materials Division TEC-MS is the centre of competence of the Agency in all areas related to Spacecraft and Launcher
Structures, and Mechanisms, Tribology and Pyrotechnic devices, as well as Materials and Processes. This encompasses spacecraft and launcher lightweight
structures, stable structures, advanced mechanical materials applications, structural dynamics, damage tolerance, deployable structures/booms, active
structures, hold-down and release devices, electrical motors for space mechanisms, launcher and re-entry vehicle hot- and cold structures, landing
attenuation systems, seals, valves, parachute systems, separation systems, solar array drive mechanisms, reaction wheels, pointing mechanisms,
pyrotechnics, bearings and tribology aspects. It provides support to projects, preparatory programs and technology programs. Within this frame,
the Structures Section TEC-MSS is in charge of all structural engineering aspects.
You will participate in the conception, analysis and development of structures for use in space vehicles. In assistance to ESA engineers working in this domain, your specific tasks may include:
perform / evaluate instrument / satellite accommodation studies, familiarization with project requirements and CAD tools (Catia)
perform structural modelling activities and structural static / dynamic / vibro-acoustic / shock analyses (Nastran, Abaqus, VA-One, etc), in support to on-going spacecraft and launcher programs
participate to the definition / improvement / verification of structural & configuration analysis tools (including participation to and development of the satellite Concurrent Design Facility)
perform Fracture Mechanics Analysis and evaluate material properties for manned and unmanned spacecraft (ESACRACK, NASGRO)
participate to the definition / improvement / verification of FSI (Fluid Structure Interaction) analysis tools with emphasis in sloshing, water landing and parachute deployment structural applications
perform numerical simulations of micro-vibration related problems considering characterization of disturbers at the source and evaluation of possible isolation and attenuation of the environment at the target
perform Hyper-Velocity Impact Simulations and related analyses for the different Spacecraft protection measures against in-orbit Micro-Meteoroid and Debris Impacts
support the development of new technologies for structural design / hot structures concepts and materials/health monitoring concepts for Reusable Launch/Re-entry Vehicles, including related engineering analyses and support to on-going programmes
support to mechanical test programmes, including the development and application of tools for mathematical model correlation / cross-checks between analytical predicted and experimentally identified modes, deflections, strain
participate in the development and application of the Agency’s structural analysis tools (e.g. ESACOMP, Nastran, Abaqus) for spacecraft and launcher composites structures, including the evaluation of composite test methods and implementation of relevant interfaces in ESACOMP
participate in the development of tools and methodologies for dynamic analysis of spacecraft and launchers, e.g. Coupled Loads Analysis and Shock propagation analysis, low, medium and high frequency
participate to the development of stochastic analysis/design methods, e.g. for the areas Damage Tolerance, mathematical model correlation, buckling and thermo-elastic stability
Applicants should have just completed, or be in their final year of a University course at Masters Level (or equivalent) in Aeronautical / Mechanical Engineering, with some knowledge of the topics to be addressed (e.g. structural dynamics, stress analysis, composite structures, active control, hot structures, hyper-velocity, structural design).
In addition, applicants should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team. During the interview the candidates' motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored.
German citizenship is absolutely necessary
candidates must be fluent in English or French, the official languages of the Agency
We look forward to your e-mail application in English, citing GTP-2019-TEC-MSS to GTP@dlr.de.
Closing date for this position is 6th September 2018. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for week 45/2018. Please visit the
German Trainee Programme page for details of our application procedures. Your application should consist of a motivation letter
and your CV only (CV exclusively in Europass format). Unfortunately we cannot consider further documents. Disabled applicants with
equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment. If you have any initial questions, please feel free to contact Ms.
Larissa Seidlez: firstname.lastname@example.org.