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Technical Manager

Job ID: R0099973 Location: Charleroi, Wallonia, Belgium
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Charleroi, Belgium

Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

Thales Alenia Space Belgium is an expert in several high-technology fields. Indeed, Thales Alenia Space Belgium is the Belgian front-runner in space electronics applications for satellites and launchers, the world leader in power conditioning and distribution for satellites and the principal supplier of electronics for Ariane 5. Thales Alenias Space Belgium, is a company located on 3 sites, one in Charleroi, one in Leuven and the other one in Hasselt (Satellite Photovoltaïc Assembly). We offer you: the opportunity to work in a company universally renowned for the quality of its products, an attractive and a state-of-the-art technologic activity field, evolution opportunities within a company in constant growth.

For our Engineering department, we are currently recruiting a (M/F) :

Hardware Technical Manager


In the context of on-board space applications - Travelling Wave Tubes power supplies - , you will be required to manage all the technical aspects of several projects from proposal to the delivery of the product to the client. You will be responsible of the equipment at technical point of view, working in close collaboration with the Project Manager, the Quality Assurance Manager and with the support of technical experts.

Main activities

  • Guarantee the compliance of the solution with regards to the customer specifications
  • Build & conduct the development plan
  • Meet the budget of engineering activities & planning objectives
  • Act as the technical interface with the customer
  • Perform technical analysis (trade-off, design justifications, tests procedure, …)
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing & test operators



  • Master in Electronics / Electricity Engineering
  • Experience with design of power, analog and digital functions such as…
  • Power converters topologies (buck, …)
  • Discrete design techniques (transistor level)
  • Regulation loops, stability, rejection, efficiency, etc…
  • Familiar with design robustness analysis (worst case, part stress, failure mode)
  • Familiar with an electronic lab environment

  • Problem solving skills and decision oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (leadership, sound judgment, synthesis)
  • Respect budget, planning and able to work to deadlines
  • Fluent in French with a good knowledge of English, both spoken and written


  • Experience with microwave equipments specification & validation
  • Knowledge of MicroCap and Simetrix/Simplis simulators
  • Knowledge of with Travelling Wave Tube
  • Familiar with Agile method such as Scrum framework and/or Kanban
  • Previous working experience in the space or aeronautical field.

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Charleroi, Belgium