As part of the Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate at ESTEC, you will be working on partnership projects and you will have the following responsibilities:
Supporting partnership projects on all activities related to project cost, schedule and risk, project management processes and administrative functions, and the Directorate’s internal and external reporting. This includes work breakdown structure, financial matters, scheduling, configuration, documentation, progress control, geographical return and general project administration;
Supporting the preparation, procurement and monitoring of complex procurement actions, from tendering to closure of contract, and for management, financial and planning aspects;
Supporting negotiations with industrial contractors, and supporting project managers in various programmatic aspects and provide the necessary elements for management decision-making;
Through planning & control procedures and information systems, providing full visibility over progress on all activities, this includes maintenance in ESA’s ERP system of project-related data;
Taking active part in the TIA project control community supporting improvement of Project Control procedures and computerised information and controlling systems;
Preparing, maintaining and reporting on cost-at-completion status, including annual cost plans and workforce planning, identifying potential problem areas and proposing remedial action;
Monitoring contracts, ensuring industry compliance with established formal requirements and support the closure of contracts;
Preparing relevant period and ad-hoc reporting including KPIs and supporting project reviews.
Skills & Experience
You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
Experience in the application of project management and project control principles and advanced project control techniques;
Strong IT skills is a distinct asset, including ESA tools such as ESA-P, EROS, WLMS, ESAPLAN, Excel and Tableau/Power-BI;
Ability to summarise complex information and to prepare reports, dashboards and KPIs;
The position will be involved in several projects simultaneously, hence good planning, prioritisation and interpersonal skills are key soft skills;
Knowledge and/or understanding of space systems architecture and engineering experience in a project or programme;
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available as soon as possible.
If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Ms Chiara Grossardi, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job NL-HP-4451 before 19-Feb-20.
An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!