We are looking for an Assistant Contracts Officer who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). If you are passionate about the Space industry and would like to join an international environment, read more and apply today!

Please, be aware that the successful candidate will be employed by Octagon Professionals.


Support tasks are required to be carried out by the Contractor through the provision of specialist personnel as detailed (in a non-exhaustive manner) below:

  • Assisting one or more ESA Contracts Officers in the following tasks:
    • Prepare requests for offers/invitations to tender;
    • Participate in the evaluation of offers and tenders;
    • Prepare and negotiate the resulting contracts;
    • Participate in the monitoring of the execution of the contracts;
    • Deal with administrative, contractual, legal and industrial problems arising from the procurement concerned;
  • For the specific support concerning the sale of equipment, satellite systems products and services to third parties (“external services”) the tasks are as follows:
    • Handling requests for quotation from external customers (third parties);
    • Preparing respective approval requests;
    • Submitting proposals to external customers;
    • Negotiating and writing contracts with these customers
    • Follow-up executions and administration


  • Bachelor’s degree in disciplines such as law and/or economics and/or management/ business administration.
  • Experience in the formulation of contractual/legal documents and negotiations.
  • At least two years of experience in contract matters gained either in industry, law firms, or public administration is required.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office software tools.
  • Knowledge of other systems like Lotus Notes and SAP would be an asset.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Up to 30 vacation days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • Yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

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Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH2594_1720078860
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Aerospace / Aviation
Job Locations: The Hague area
Job Types: Permanent

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