o Support the ESA General Studies Programme in all system assessment aspects concerning the preparation of studies for future missions and programmes, strategy and context analysis.
o Address internal programme communication issues and coordination of studies in liaison with all the relevant activity initiators / technical officers and following guidelines D/TEC staff.
o Provide technical analysis for the preparation of synthesis reports that should serve as an input to the definition of future ESA activities.
o Contribute to addressing external outreach and interagency coordination activities.
o Support the organization of concurrent engineering studies included in the GSP work plan.
o Interfacing with the ESA staff managing the technical aspects of GSP studies to support activities implementation and dissemination of results in the benefit of all ESA programmes.
o Supporting the GSP project controller contributing to the timely implementation of the GSP workplan.
o Contributing to the organisation of the GSP biannual workshop and the presentation of the programme highlights and main results.
o Supporting the GSP manager with the identification of activities within other ESA programmes that are relevant to GSP work plan and require harmonisation, with the preparation of indicators for evaluating performances of the GSP, and the preparation of short technical topical reports on activity results.
o Identifying ways of improving communication aspects of the programme, both internally and externally.
o Processing the deliverables of GSP activities to the relevant databases and maintenance of the GSP content management system (ESTree).
o Supporting the presentation of the programme work plan to relevant management boards and delegate bodies, to Industry and to ESA’s external partners.
Specific Competence Requirements:
o Applicants must hold a university engineering degree in a space relevant technical field, ideally in systems engineering.
o Several years of experience working in the space field.
o Track record in technology assessment or should have worked in projects.
o Familiarity with ESA programmes and GSP would be an asset.
o Understanding the needs and expectations of the GSP and the mission of the European Space Agency would be an advantage.
o Candidates must be fluent in English, knowledge of other ESA languages are an asset.
o Proficiency using the Agency internal informatics tools.
o Familiarity with ESA technology and engineering content.
o Knowledge of the following software applications are be required:
- MS Office (or similar)
- Photoshop / Illustrator (or similar), and web content editors