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    Job Description
    TitleAssistant Controller / Administrator
    Job codeBMC-05-18
    Job posted on09/12/2016
    LocationNoordwijk / Harwell
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    Job Description

    Specific Tasks:

    • Act as secretary to the Engineering Control Board (ECB).
    • Establish a folder in Document Management System / eroom or other suitable medium for each of these topics (or populate the existing ones). This folder /eroom shall be accessible to relevant parties (i.e. ESTEC, Toulouse, Astrium) (note that some items might be internal to ESA).
    • Be the focal point for all members of the ECB who want items to be treated at an ECB. Collect the inputs as they arrive, file the inputs in the relevant folders, Group them into batches and schedule them for a suitable ECB (in coordination with the ECB Chairman).
    • Prepare and send out the agenda for the ECB.
    • Attend the ECB and write the minutes.
    • Ensure that the minutes are sent out.
    • Establish a tracking list for ECB actions. Track actions taken during the meeting and follow up with team members so that the actions can be closed out.
    • IOCRs: Collect the input from the designated team members. Put the IOCR on the ECB agenda. Reflect the ECB decision in the IOCR form (update it) and send the form (on an individual basis) to HFI and / or Astrium following the meeting (as per the agreed IOCR process). Maintain the FS IOCR tracking list (complementary to the ESA-HFC one in order to show status of FS ECB processing and feedback).
    • CPs: (Astrium maintains the tracking list including the impact on various documents / products): Help ECB members ensure that the changes are implemented in the relevant HFC Products.
    • OCRs: Prepare the FS position (in coordination with the Deputy Mission Manager). Coordinate with Astrium in order to get their feedback. Put the OCR on the ECB agenda. Reflect the ECB decision in the FS OCR form and send the form (on an individual basis) to HFC and Astrium. Maintain the FS OCR tracking list (complementary to the ESA-HFC one in order to show status of FS ECB processing and feedback).
    In addition to the above the position shall also provide support to the Deputy Mission Manager outside ECB for managing the interface with ESA HFC Ground Segment (GS) and the various ATV Operational Control Boards (AOCB) as follows:
    • AOCB: Act as focal point for ESA-HFC. Documents are sent to FS for comment. Maintain the tracking list, ensure the distribution to the appropriate team members, assign proper deadline, follow up so that comments are received, check the comments with the Deputy Mission Manager and then send the file back to ESA- HFC.
    • AOCB: track the meetings to see when the documents are approved.

    Specific Competence Requirements:

    University Degree (Bachelor) from a recognized Institute of Secondary studies or equivalent.

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameLjiljana Petkov
    AddressRue Devant les Hêtres,2
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69;
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