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PVA Technical Responsible - PVA PDA

Job ID: R0110519 Location: Leuven, Flanders, Belgium
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Leuven, 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, and evolution opportunities within a company in constant growth.

Thales Alenia Space Belgium is currently recruiting a (M/F)

“Project Design Responsible for Photo Voltaic Assembly”

Main activities

  • You are in charge of the engineering part of a PVA development project, while report directly to the project manager and the PVA technical lead. The engineering tasks cover the analysis, design, production and test of the photo-voltaic assemblies.

  • Your work scope covers both the rigid and the flexible PVA technologies and you will follow new technological development (R&D) in the field of solar cells.

  • As part of your engineering tasks, you will identify the need for upgrades of the production and/or testing means. The implementation on follow-up of these modifications will also be part of the daily engineering work. As the production facility is build following the Industry 4.0 principle, you will be involved in the further developments of automation, monitoring and process control.

  • You will identify the need and implement the development of new technologies that will be used in the automated production facility.

  • In the definition phase of a new PVA project, you will support the project teams in the different technology and configuration trade-offs

  • Within the development process you are responsible for the day-to-day follow-up of the different activities and the timely delivery of the data packages

  • You interact directly with the design authority (in TAS-F), the industrialisation and the production teams

  • In close collaboration with the Product Line Manager, you support the strategy for the PVA product line

Location of work

You will be integrated within the engineering team in the Leuven site, but regular visits to the production site in Hasselt will be necessary. Most of your time will be spent within these 2 sites. From time to time meetings will be held with the engineering teams in Charleroi and Cannes (F).

Your profile


  • Engineering (Bachelor/Master) degree in a relevant domain (mechanical, electrical, etc.)

  • Good communication skills (ENG; FR and/or NL are an asset)

  • Knowledge in system engineering principles (development and verification methodology)

  • Knowledge in basic electrical and thermal engineering

Nice to have

  • Experience in the development of space hardware

  • Hands-on engineering experience

  • Knowledge/experience in semi-conductor technology

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Leuven, Belgium

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