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Navigation Engineer (Junior) Amsterdam • Koninklijk Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum (NLR)

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Koninklijk Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum (NLR)

Koninklijk Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum (NLR)
  • Gecontroleerde werkgever
  • Directe werkgever


  • 32 - 40 uur
  • Universiteit of hoger
  • Vast contract
  • Junior/Medior
  • Engels (taal)


Do you want to help protect society from the disruptive effects of interference in satellite navigation? Are you the upcoming engineer of new technological innovations for reliable positioning and navigation and accurate timing? If so, we’d like to talk to you!What will you be doing?

You will work on innovative concepts to optimize the performance of satellite navigation (GNSS) solutions. You will be using a variety of tools such as a satellite navigation simulator to understand the vulnerabilities of PNT systems. You use those insights to set up and carry out tests in the laboratory or in the field. You evaluate the performance of Galileo and EGNOS and develop and test solutions such as anti-jamming antennas. You will work for the national and European industrial sector, as well as governments. Our navigation team works together with other institutes and universities.

At NLR, you will be part of our satellite navigation team. On a daily basis you will work in small project teams of varying composition. Working at NLR is typified by its variety and dynamic working relationships. The navigation team works from both our Amsterdam and Marknesse locations.

What are we looking for?*

  • You have a Master degree in physics, geosciences, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or a similar field
  • You have relevant knowledge of PNT technology
  • An education specialisation in PNT and/or electromagnetic signals, propagation and interference; or
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a navigation-related field
  • You have the ambition to become a PNT expert
  • You are analytical and you have a pro-active mindset to get the job done
  • You are fluent in English, both in writing and speaking
  • You have a good command of the Dutch language or are willing to learn it

*Sounds great, but you have more working experience and would like to exploit your project management and customer relations skills? Please check our other vacancy Navigation Engineer Medior.

What can we offer you?

  • A challenging job in a high-tech working environment
  • Opportunities to develop in a direction that suits you
  • An organization that values cooperation, an orientation towards results, and commitment
  • Good terms of employment and flexibility for your work-life balance
  • An enthusiastic team of navigation engineers

Your new working environment?

Royal NLR has been an ambitious, knowledge-based organization for over a hundred years, with a desire to keep innovating. That drive is helping us make the world of transport safer, greener, more efficient and more effective. We are on the threshold of innovations that will genuinely break the mould. Plans and ideas really get moving if they are nourished with the right kind of energy. Over 700 well-motivated professionals, from aeronautical engineers to psychologists and from mathematicians to end user domain experts, work at NLR on research and innovation. Our Amsterdam branch was recently renovated, and a splendid new building has been built in Marknesse.

Our colleagues will be pleased to tell you what it is like to work for NLR (video in Dutch).

The Aerospace Systems Information Supremacy (ASIS) department focuses on space systems and their applications. We support both government and industry in the domains of space, defence and security and critical infrastructure. We are organized into four market-oriented teams. Most people are involved in several teams and projects, often working together with colleagues from other departments.

 Are you interested and like to know more?

You are very welcome to call or e-mail Michel Keuning, Information Supremacy department manager, +31 (0)88-5113155, via de button "Solliciteer nu" op deze pagina. or Mieke Visser, HR adviser, +31 (0)88-5113159, via de button "Solliciteer nu" op deze pagina.. We’d love it if you had a look at our website and our NLRmedia channel on YouTube.

 Want to apply?

Great – we’re interested to see what you’ve got to offer! Click the ‘Apply’ button to send your application letter (stating your reasons) and CV. A positive screening result is a prerequisite for the position.

Acquisition? Please don’t – we’re less than enthusiastic about that.

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