Telespazio Belgium can count on almost 40 years of experience in the field of Space Operations Service & Engineering activities.
We provide a significant contribution to the most major Space programs of the European Space Agency. Our core business is to work on the ground to build bridges into space, contributing to the success of ambitious missions.
The European Space Agency is our biggest client and we provide highly qualified employees to many sites of ESA but mainly for ESTEC in the Netherlands, and we provide a permanent contract with great benefits, a good salary, a relocation package along with genuine support to our employees.
On behalf of the European Space Agency, we are looking for a highly skilled Project Controller to work in ESTEC, in the Netherlands.
What is expected from you
-Support to the planning, preparation, execution, and follow-up of projects / programmes activities in terms of schedule, related procurement actions, costs including preparation of CaC as relevant, manpower including support, etc. including:
-Assisting in preparing, developing, and maintaining programme level plans;
-Assisting in the definition and in maintaining related work/procurement plans and related execution and contract actions plans using local tools as applicable;
-Monitoring of the implementation of the programmes and of activities, as appropriate, and preparation of related reports and provision of management information as required;
-Evaluating the results and main achievements of the programme, elaborating related KPIs, and preparing periodic overview publications.
-In the field of resources (i.e., financial and manpower) for programme/project(s):
-Assisting in the preparation of long-term, medium term and in-year resource plans;
-Monitoring and controlling the implementation of the plans in line with resource targets, performing forecasting, identifying deviations and related recovery actions, producing related reports;
-Reviewing / checking of ESA internal expenditures such as re-charges, support services and purchases for consistency with Cost–at– Completion (CAC) of industrial contracts;
-Checking commitments for consistency with budgets and ESA’s procedures and consumption of commitment ceiling and initiating related budgetary transfers as required.
-In the field of procurements and execution of contracts:
-Support to the preparation and follow-up of the Agency’s tender actions;
-Support to the proposal evaluations as expert for the price and schedule verification and analysis;
-Support to the preparation of the financial contract commitment and the data entry of the milestone payment plans in the Agency’s system(s);
-Contributing to the elaboration, consolidation of related procurement workplans and detailed implementation plans (e.g., Contract Action Plan baseline) and related commitment consumption, cost, and disbursement profiles;
-Ensuring that above plans are properly inserted in the appropriate management tools;
-Following-up of the progress of the procurement actions and contracts and keeping track of status and maintaining the current actual and forecasting in the appropriate ESA tools;
-Creating related objects in ESA-p, maintaining corresponding information in local applications as required and ensuring the correctness and coherence of related information;
-Monitoring and controlling of timely implementation of actions related to procurement and contractual matters, including monitoring of financial commitments, payment milestones and invoicing;
-Supporting industrial invoicing process and payment verification and control;
-Supporting programme inventory and export control activities, maintain relevant inventory databases.
-In the field of programme industrial return:
-Initiation and coordination of the periodic updating of relevant Industrial Return data base to reflect the current commitments status and the industrial policy forecast for planned activities;
-Verification of coherence with ESA corporate Industrial Return data;
-Maintenance of list of specific compensation or improvement measures and follow-up the implementation;
-Verification of coherence of proposed procurement actions with the planned industrial return policy targets of the programme/project, including the compensation measures.
-Support to programme/project level risk management;
-Maintaining up to date the related data, performing data analysis, identifying deviations w.r.t. plans/targets and production of associated reports to the responsible management and to the concerned customers when relevant;
-Operation of the associated management information tools and system databases;
-Support to the responsible entity in the definition of new and improvement of existing processes and tools and production of related documents;
-Support the execution of the directorate’s Risk Management process.
What you offer
-A Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or similar;
-At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
-Experience in controlling and/or management of activities and resources in the aerospace industry;
-Experience as user of SAP and in particular ECC and SRM modules and familiarity with relevant ESA corporate applications e.g., ESA-p) is an asset;
-Experience with ESA in relevant activities is an asset;
-Highly proficient in the use of modern activities and resource management support tools/databases of standard office automation support software packages including, in particular, advanced usage of Excel;
-Ability to rapidly understand and adapt to ESA specific context and environment including ESA corporate IT applications;
-Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
-Knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.
What we offer
-A competitive salary;
-A career development (Coursera membership + training budget);
-A 40-hour working week;
-30 days of paid annual leave, plus the days ESTEC is closed (12 extra days);
-A travel allowance;
-A good pension scheme with no personal contribution;
-Fully paid collective extensive health insurance scheme;
-A good relocation package.
You will be working within ESTEC, the European Space Agency’s offices in the Netherlands as a contractor for Telespazio Belgium. Due to the COVID restrictions, we don’t expect the employees to be on-site full time however you will still have to relocate to the Netherlands for this position.
Check out the ESTEC site here: esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC
Deadline to apply: 18/10/2022
Expected starting date: To be defined with ESA after a recruitment process of about 3 months
Please note that interviews can/will be held via skype, webex or other digital platforms but might be held in person, on site in ESTEC.
We look forward to receiving your application for this position!