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    Job Description
    TitleProgramme Management Support Consultant
    Job posted on07/03/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Programme Management Support Consultant

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    The Key person shall report to the Associate Director for LEO Programmes/Head of the LEO Division and liaise with the LEO management team. Overall the Key person shall support the LEO management in the preparation of generic management and development plans and structures (e.g. Work breakdown structure, Product tree, Documentation tree) taking into account the existing information and implementing lessons learnt from the past EPS, Jason and Sentinel-3 mission development. The outcome of this support will be used to maintain the existing plans and on to work on the development programmes.


    The tasks of the Key person shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

    • Maintain a coherent management baseline for all programmes run within the LEO Division. It consists in ensuring that the management arrangements and processes described in the respective Programme Management Plans are coherent and where necessary, propose updates;
    • Organize the review of and document the basic processes used in the LEO Programmes i.e. planning and scheduling, HR Planning, action tracking, reporting...
    • Based on consultation with the Associate Director and the LEO Management team including Quality Assurance and Project control, maintain the LEO Risk Management Plan. Participate to the implementation of the risk management process
    • Collect information and generate monthly/Quarterly status reports for the programme run within the LEO Division;
    • Establish and maintain Divisional and Programme indicators; organize sessions to analyze trends with LEO management in order to initiate actions;
    • On a quarterly basis, collect the status of Programmes activities with respect to yearly organizational objectives and report the outcome in a pre-defined corporate format;
    • Based on consultation with the Associate Director and the LEO Management team as well as PMPs from other existing EUMETSAT programmes, finalize and maintain the individual LEO Programme Management Plans. PMP’s describe the management processes to be implemented during all programme development phases. PMP’s rely on the existing management arrangements, the inputs provided by the EUMETSAT Directory of Instruction, the lessons learnt drawn from previous implementations and the outcomes of quality audits. Significant contributions to the Jason-CS management plans will be needed;
    • Coordinate and maintain with project control the Programme structures e.g. Work breakdown structure, Product tree, Documentation tree
    • Preparation of synthetic managerial and technical reports for internal and external purposes
    • Preparation of presentations for internal and external purposes.

    • Support the preparation of Programme Reviews and key points from a management standpoint (e.g. Metop-C reviews, LEO Requirement Reviews).



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    The Key person is required to have the experience and capability to fulfill the assigned tasks with the minimum of supervision.

    The Key person shall have, as a pre-requisite, a background of at least 5 years in space projects, with at least 3 years experience in project management positions.

    The Key person should have a University degree, some knowledge of QA processes and procedures and good computing skills with a familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Access, etc.).

    The Key person shall have good interpersonal skills. Furthermore, the Key person should preferably have experience of working on a collaborative programme between different partners.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore key persons must be able to work effectively in this language, knowledge of French being an advantage.


    REFERENCE: 16-212216

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 14th April 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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