As part of Technology Coordination & Planning Office of ESA, you will have the following responsibilities:
Evaluation of proposals for technology R&D activities on their technical merit, consistency, and defined priorities;
Preparation of the planning of the Technology, NMS and PECS programmes/initiative and of in-flight demonstration opportunities in close collaboration with representatives from technical support and programme departments;
Piloting the Technology Harmonisation process at European level leading to roadmaps agreed by ESA Programmes, Technical Domain leaders, Member States and industry and monitoring the implementation;
Establishing the European Space Technology Master Plan;
Maintaining a database of industrial capabilities consistent with harmonisation dossiers and roadmaps, and in coordination with D/IP;
Supporting industrial policies relating to technologies;
Interfacing with the EU for technology related matters and coordinating the Agency support to EU technology programmes;
Supporting the initial evaluation of the technical and financial possibilities to transfer and/or commercialize technologies identified in dedicated work packages relating to commercial evaluation as an outcome of ESA technology development contracts (especially those resulting from TRP/GSTP funding) and ensuring that the Technology;
Leading the coordination with the European Commission and European Defence Agency of critical space technologies for European non-dependence;
Maintaining the end-to-end process for management of technology development within ESA, providing the secretariat function to different working groups, and evolving it as required to improve efficiency and use;
Evaluating technology development results at aggregate Agency level;
The work covers support to one or more of the following areas:
Technology Programme Division Management;
Technology Planning and Harmonisation Process;
Technology Transfer Programme office;
New Member States (NMS) and Cooperating States Initiative (PECS) Office.
Skills & Experience
You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:
Master’s in engineering (preferably space related);
Familiarity and experience in the R&D area and technology development processes, in particular in the space sector, is a distinctive advantage;
Knowledge of Programme/Project management and controlling methods and tools;
Autonomy, authority and ability to interface with ESA staff at all levels;
Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize complex information;
Good verbal and written communications;
Rigor, commitment and reliability in the execution of the assigned tasks;
Proactive attitude to solving problems, identify priority actions and to handle high workload;
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
This job is located in Noordwijk.
If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Mr. Leandros Foteinias via the website www.hespace.com/vacancies, ASAP but no later than 18-Feb-21 quoting job NL-HP-4445.
An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!