CV: Project Controller


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 Date Submitted:22-05-2013
 Last Modified:22-05-2013 (01:11)
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 Current job:Project Controller
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsProject control, budget planning, scheduling, procurement, tender actions, contract negotiation, risk management, administration, engineering, geoscience.




09/2008 - present

Project Controller, European Space Agency (ESA), Cologne, Germany
Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations (HSO)
European Astronaut Centre (EAC) and HSO Promotion Office
Employed by HE Space Operations GmbH

  • -  Preparation of programmatic aspects incl. multi-year budget planning & scheduling,
  • -  Continuous control, monitoring and reporting tailored to the project needs,
  • -  Preparation of procurement plans, cost estimates and risk assessments for new activities,
  • -  Implementation of procurement actions in line with ESA’s Industrial Policy, as an interface between Project Managers, Technical Officers, Contract Office and Finance,
  • -  Tender Evaluation and contract negotiation with the industry or International partners
  • -  Reporting to the Business Unit Controller on budget, scheduling, risks and geo-return. 

Other duties:

  • -  General support to the EAC Heads, incl. management of the EAC liaison office in Russia,
  • -  FINREF 2010: organization of information sessions & training for project teams,
  • -  Basic training of ESA Astronaut class 2009: Introductory lesson to Planetary Science.


11/2006 - 08/2007

Assistant Project Manager, Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Montreal, Canada        
Department of Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy (PESA)                                             
Employed by Groom and Associés Ltée    

  • -  Development of the Canadian Analogue Research Network (CARN) program,
  • -  Management and coordination of contracts /grants for universities or research institutes,
  • -  Participation in the writing of Invitations to Tender + the selection process,
  • -  Search for valuable partnerships to enlarge the scope of the CARN program.





05 - 08/2008    

EADS Astrium – Space Transportation, Les Mureaux, France                  

Market analysis of small-satellite launch services for the Strategy Department. Report used for strategic decisions on new launcher development.              


07/2004 + 07/2006    

NASA / Mars Institute, Devon Island, Canada                                          

Investigation of periglacial patterned formations in the Canadian High Arctic, as a geomorphologic field analysis applied to Mars exploration, Haughton Mars Project. Results presented to the NASA team in charge of selecting the landing site on Mars for NASA mission “Phoenix”.     


03 - 06/2006   

Mars Institute, Montreal, Canada                                                               

Participation in the writing of a Martian mission proposal: PRIME (Phobos Reconnaissance and International Mars Exploration), selected by CSA for a phase-A study:


03 - 08/2005   

TOTAL - Exploration & Production, Pau, France                             

Engineering project: Elaboration and testing of geophysical survey computing models to determine the characteristics of a new radar modelling method applied to oil exploration.                  






Master’s of Science in Space Management
International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France
Management, Marketing, Financial aspects of the Space Industry
Recipient of an ESA - CNES Scholarship

  • -  Personal Assignment:  Market Substitutes for Suborbital Transportation
  • -  Team project: Point-to-point Suborbital Transportation, Demand and Marketing


Master’s of Science in Planetary Sciences
Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France
Science, Exploration and Instrumentation of planetary environments



Master’s of Geophysical & Geotechnical Engineering
Diplôme d’Ingénieur en Géosciences                                                                                    
Institut de Sciences et Technologie, Paris, France





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