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    Job Description
    TitlePRS Scheduler
    Job posted on23/11/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    PRS Scheduler

    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:

    The Key Person will provide planning and scheduling consultancy to the Project Planning and Control Team (PPC) within the PRS Division for the TSS Department. The general task of the Key Person will be to assist the PRS PPC Team in the implementation and maintenance of the TSS schedules and related scheduling and reporting processes.

    The tasks of the Key Person will typically include:

    Establish, coordinate and monitor all planning and scheduling across the TSS Department (multi-mission infrastructure planning, products and services, projects planning etc…) including maintenance/evolution of ground segment systems, operational projects and development/evolution of observational products related activities;

    Generate, monitor and control TSS projects planning and schedules produced as part of the TSS multi-projects management system;

    Assist team leaders in the planning of projects and resources and generate reporting on resource usage/availability;

    Develop and analyse schedule performance indicators.

    Establish a set of schedule trackers, metrics and performance indicators allowing to manage efficiently a portfolio of projects and report on the progress and allocation of resources in a matrix support environment;

    Maintain the schedule documentation and update the multi-projects planning database in coordination with the schedule responsible;

    Document schedule assumptions, modifications, deviations, risks, critical path and milestone trend evolution;

    Ensure that all schedule conflicts are resolved;

    Contribute to schedule review meetings with relevant teams and participate in meetings to understand status of activities, as necessary:

    organise the weekly planning and scheduling meetings;

    provide planning for management meetings;

    support reporting reviews, actions and recommendations;


    Liaise with the Operations Planner for coordinating and maintaining operations planning and projects;

    As relevant, provide planning consultancy to major programme activities including the preparations for the launch and commissioning of new satellites;

    Ensure that all plans and schedules are distributed both internally and also to relevant external partners/entities using email, Intranet and Extranet as appropriate;

    Prepare and contribute to reports – monthly progress report, technical reports – as necessary.


    Your Profile:

    The Key Person shall have the following mandatory skills:

    A University degree (or equivalent), preferably in a management or engineering discipline;

    At least 3 years proven hands-on experience in project planning, scheduling, monitoring and control;

    Extensive hands-on experience in schedule preparation, monitoring and control, for complex/large system programmes or multi-project environment, as well as in planning and monitoring the allocated Human Resources, including planning conflict resolution;

    Expert level usage of Microsoft Project (or similar project scheduling/planning and management tools);

    Extensive hands-on experience in using the Microsoft Office Suite and in particular Word and Excel.

    The Key Person shall be fluent in English. Knowledge of French would be considered as an asset.

    Direct experience of scheduling for space/ground segment development or operations and with the ECSS lifecycle or equivalent will be considered as an advantage.

    The Key Person is expected to collect inputs from the various programme/project team members, and summarise the gathered information for the management. For this purpose, he/she shall possess very good inter-personal and communication skills to be able to interface efficiently with both the management and technical levels of the tasks. He/she shall also conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner and be able to work calmly and correctly under stress.

    Finally, the Key Person shall have the ability to draft concise management reports and executive level presentations in English and the capability and experience to fulfil the assigned support tasks with a minimum of supervision.


    REFERENCE: 16-213504

    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.

    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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