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     Date Submitted:04-05-2017
     Last Modified:04-05-2017 (09:40)
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     Current job:Documentalist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsConfiguration, documentation, data management, information management, project support, PRINCE2, English, German, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, DMS, SharePoint, SAP, DOORS, CVS, Eclipse

    PRINCE2® Practitioner certified Documentation & Configuration Manager & Project Support with more than 10 years of professional experience in Space Projects and Programmes, in different countries and both private and public sector.

    Some of my assets are:
    ▪ Capacity of processing large volumes of data and documentation, bringing huge backlogs to an up-to-day status, managing peaks of work by setting of priorities
    ▪ Versatility and quick adaptation skills to demanding, highly technological, multinational and multicultural environments
    ▪ Good command of 6 European languages

    Core knowledge and skill areas include:
    ▪ Data and Information Management: retrieving and storing of documents from and into different databases and Data Management Systems, managing workflows and document approvals, registration and distribution of official correspondence
    ▪ Updating Programme and Project control spreadsheets and dashboards, tracking progress via Project metrics, monitoring actions
    ▪ Configuration & change control, document version control
    ▪ Deliveries of technical Data Packages, creation of Delivery Notes
    ▪ Contribution to Quality & Management documents (project plans, progress reports, status accounting reports) – issuing, edition, formatting, revision, distribution and registration
    ▪ Project Control Support: creation of invoicing requests and purchasing orders, using SAP-based administrative tools. Follow-up of Project Milestones and Payment Plans
    ▪ Multilingual translation


    08/2014–Present  ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, Technology Directorate

    ▪ Establishing and operating documentation repositories including electronic documentation filing systems and archives (DMS, ECLIPSE, POLARIS, SAP, ACTIS+,SharePoint), updating metadata, managing access rights and distribution of documents. Filing of contractual documentation and deliverables.
    ▪ Filing of incoming and outgoing correspondence (support & subscription letters, faxes and emails) with Members States, in paper and electronic format
    ▪ Granting and managing access to SharePoint and POLARIS websites and related content, handling permissions, troubleshooting
    ▪ Updating Georeturn files and control spreadsheets for contractual documentation (Programme Contracts, Notifications of Commitment, CCNs) and deliverables (Final Reports, Executive Summaries), monitoring and increasing their completeness
    ▪ Support to the preparation of the regular reports to senior management (issuing biannual Status Reports on committed and closed contracts with Business Objects, contribution to Country & Annual Reports, writing and editing activity summaries)
    ▪ Support to Project Controllers, monitoring status of activities (commitment and closure) and related deliverables with MS Project, SAP, EROS and similar tools
    ▪ Support to the maintenance of the Technology Programmes website (ezPublish) and the ITI website, review and update of contents, publication of articles


    2005–2014 INDRA, S.A., Barcelona

    Documentation & Configuration Manager, Project Support
    International projects in the aerospace sector, mainly in the frame of the Galileo and EGNOS Programmes.
    ▪ Supporting the teams with configuration management, planning, configuration and status reporting and configuration auditing for the entire project life cycle
    ▪ Document creation and edition, obtaining reference numbers, creating templates. Management of versions, workflow and approval (CVS, Alfresco, Access)
    ▪ Review of divisional documentation in line with changing client Rules and Instructions as well as other organisational policies
    ▪ Creation of electronic media, labels, CD covers, indexes and Delivery Notes
    ▪ SW & documentation deliveries, according to international standards and via ftp / B2B servers, ensuring their completeness and respecting timelines and milestones
    ▪ Updating of project metrics, monitoring of action items (notifying actionees and ensuring timely responses), tracking of Non Conformance Reports, Change Requests & Proposals
    ▪ Issuing and updating of Configuration Status Accounting Reports, Progress Reports and Review Plans
    ▪ Contribution to requirements documents with DOORS
    ▪ Project Office Management (invoicing, procurement, meeting support, logistics), general administrative support
    ▪ Handling of incoming and outgoing correspondence with partners and clients
    ▪ Training of supports and staff on the appropriate use of data management processes and procedures


    1998 University Degree in Arts (M.A.),
    UAM (Adam-Mickiewicz-University), Poznan (Poland)

    Additional education and certifications:
    - Introduction to SharePoint 2013, 4h, 2017
    - EROS for Project Controllers (internal ESA-training), 8h, 2017
    - PRINCE2® Practitioner, 2016
    - Principles of Configuration Management, July 2016, Defence Academy of the UK, 8h, 2016
    - PRINCE2® Foundation, 2016
    - DCCM Essentials (Document Configuration and Change Management), 4h, 2015
    - Basic MS SharePoint, 8h, 2014
    - Excel 2007 Basic, 30h, 2013
    Soft skill courses:
    - "Basics of communication and relation”, 2014
    - "Service to the internal client”, 2013
    - " Time Management “, 2012
    - “Attitudes and the achievement of results ", 2012
    - “The standardisation of working techniques and its relation with quality ", 2011

    Mother tongue(s) Polish

    Other language(s):

    English C1 C2 C1 C1 C2 (Proficiency - Secondary Education in High School with English as Teaching language)
    German C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 (Bilingual level - 10 years of residence)
    Spanish C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 (Bilingual/native level - 15 years of residence)
    Catalan/Valencian C2 C2 C1 C1 B2 (Proficiency)
    Dutch B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 (Advanced)
    French A1 A2 A1 A1 A1 (Basic User)


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