We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Project Planning Consultant (2 positions)
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.
The Project Planning Consultancy will be provided to the EPS-SG Ground Segment Team (or the Jason CS Project Team, as requested) for planning and scheduling aspects.
The activity is one full time equivalent consultancy for the duration of the consultancy contract.
The tasks of the Key person will typically include (but not necessarily be limited to) the following:
Maintain a detailed development logic and schedule of the EPS-SG Ground Segment (or Jason-CS System and Ground Segment, as requested):
Including all the subsystems and services, consistently with overall programme constraints, and in coordination with the relevant Client teams, contractors and partners;
Ensuring that the corresponding development logic and schedule remains at all times consistent with programme constraints;
Performing a critical path analysis of each version of the schedule;
Follow-up subsystems developments and participate in necessary meetings and reviews;
Track progress against agreed development plans and Interaction Documents and signal any likely or identified deviations from these plans, together with the elaboration of proposals to reduce the impact of any delays;
Provide inputs to the EPS-SG Ground Segment (or Jason-CS System and Ground Segment, as requested) Plans concerning the development logic, schedule and interactions;
Provide regular summary reports on development progress against the development schedule and the status of interactions;
Identify interactions between subsystems and partners/contractors and associate them with main development milestones and work breakdown structure. Prepare and maintain Interactions Documents, defining interactions between subsystems, together with their need dates. Interactions will cover such areas as
Deliverables: hardware, software, databases, documentation, algorithms, test data sets, tools, configuration statuses
Support: mutual review support, joint test and operational rehearsals preparation and execution, test data analyses
Access to: services, sites, facilities, infrastructure and interfaces.
Manage the configuration of EPS-SG Ground Segment (or Jason-CS System and Ground Segment) Schedule and Interactions Documents versions, as requested;
On request, provide consultancy on planning activities within LEO on other activities such as EPS-SG System ones.
These activities will involve day-to-day interactions with Client teams, and interactions with external stakeholders. Travel within Europe may have to be undertaken.
The key person shall be able to analyse complex situations and development schedules, identify critical areas and produce accurate and concise analyses, recommendations and synthesis.
He/she shall be able to fulfil the assigned tasks autonomously, be able to plan his/her work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks and work in a rigorous way to agreed deadlines. He/she shall be willing to work in a team of engineers and in cooperation with industry and partner agencies.
The key person shall have the following experience, background and skills:
At least 3 years experience performing project planning activities preferably on large and complex development projects in the aerospace (or similar) domain;
Demonstrated ability to define system development logic, lifecycle and schedules and successfully implement them;
Demonstrated ability to understand the technical aspects of system components and their development constraints;
Proficiency with MS-Project.
The following would be additional assets:
Certification in project management or in project management disciplines;
Knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures and processes;
Experience of Earth Observation systems and/or Ground Segment development.
The Key Person shall be used to working in a rigorous manner with formal configuration management of schedule versions. He/she shall also demonstrate good communication skills (verbal and written) and be a team player.
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore key persons must be fluent and able to work effectively in English, knowledge of French being an advantage.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 3rd January 2017
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.