Lead Engineer (Electrical)

  • hours: 36 - 40 Hour
  • Education level: Academic / WO
  • Locatie: Leiden

Lead Engineer (Electrical)


At Airbus Netherlands we work at the frontiers of technology in one of the most challenging and rapidly changing industries: Space. Our products and services - including solar arrays, launcher structures, instruments & services, mechanical & thermal products and communication & control systems – are among the best in the world. They enable missions that are of great importance for our everyday life on Earth, such as satellite navigation, communications, climate research and monitoring of the air quality.

At our state-of-the-art facilities in Leiden and Oegstgeest, over 250 dedicated professionals work on the design, development, assembly, testing and delivery of space products and services. We do that by thinking creatively in terms of solutions and by working with like-minded business partners. Intensive collaboration in our international community is key to our success, also within the Airbus family that we are proudly part of. 

Airbus Netherlands searches for its business Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) a Lead Engineer. These high end electronic racks are used to test satellite components and complete setups. As a Lead Engineer you hold key knowledge about these systems. You are able to specify requirements and draws up the design & development plan for a (sub)system. Based on the requirements you negotiate specifications with customers and subcontractors.

The team

You will be working in a multidisciplinary environment. Collaborating with fellow engineers in different fields and the sales department. For some projects you will provide leadership for other you collaborate. In any case it is you who will make proposals and suggestions for the further development of the systems to the team.

What it takes

  • You have completed a technical, academic university education, supplemented with at least five years of working experience in Electrical Engineering.  
  • You have experience in constructive communication with customer and subcontractor.
  • You have strong communication and negotiation skills and great commercial awareness.
  • Your background is in electronics, preferably designing schematics and PCBs with FPGAs.
  • You are result-driven, pragmatic and proactive.
  • You are organized and capable of managing scope, costs, risks and people.
  • You will be, at least for 60% of your time, located in the Leiden facility.
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Our offer and your application

Are you the ‘heavyweight’ Lead Engineer we are looking for? We offer a challenging job in a rapidly changing market and international working environment, with extensive opportunities for personal development and attractive working conditions. For further details about this job opening, please contact Team Leader SWE, Bart Hertog on 071 52 45 062.

Are you ready for this challenge? Upload your application letter and CV via our online application form before September 8th 2023. 

NB: agency calls are not appreciated.

About Airbus DS NL

Over 300 professionals with a great passion for technology work every day at Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands at the limits of what is possible in one of the most challenging industries in the world: Space.

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Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V.

Postbus 32070
2303 DB Leiden
+31 (0)71-5245000