We are looking for a Configuration Management Officer (CMO) who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). The CMO will manage a large number of tasks supporting various Business Unit Controlling Offices and Project Management Support Offices for the ESA Directorate Earth Observation Program. If you are passionate about the Space industry and would like to join an international environment, read more and apply today!

The position is full-time with a fixed contract duration until 31.12.2026 with a possibility of extension. As a CMO you will focus on the following tasks:

  • Support the business unit controller or project controller in the definition and maintenance of the project CADM processes and tools, ensuring consistency with applicable standards and requirements. Standardization between different projects should be promoted.
  • Support the business unit controller or project controller in the establishment and maintenance of the project CADM plans and monitor that CADM performances are met (together with the Product Assurance Managers and Project Controllers).
  • Support the business unit controller or project controller in case of audit requests.
  • Coordinate with the ESA corporate IT regarding the set-up of the relevant information management tools (e.g. Polaris, SharePoint, MS Teams), planning and scheduling tools (MS Project, Primavera etc.), and accounting and procurement tools (ESA-Star, ESA-p, EROS)
  • Support the Directorate Record Officer in their duties
  • Support the internal Management System Audits.
  • Support the projects in establishing a clear list of the project baseline requirements and ensure they are entered and maintained in the selected tool.
  • Registration and distribution to relevant reviewers of Change Requests, Contract Change Notices, and Requests for Deviation/Waivers.
  • Prepare the CCB meetings by soliciting the required inputs and follow up on resulting actions and disposition of amendments to the contract.
  • Act as secretary to CCBs for the disposition of Request for Waiver (RFWs), Request for Deviation (RFDs), and configuration change requests/proposals. Prepare the meeting and follow up disposition of amendments to the contract.
  • Provide status data and maintain a well-structured configuration record system.
  • Provide status data and maintain a well-structured configuration record system.
  • Provide ESA Project Review support including administration of the electronic Review Item Discrepancy Tracking system (eRID), verification of data pack completeness, registrations, and distribution, etc.

The qualifications and experience requirements are:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of 4 years work experience
  • Knowledge of ESA configuration and Documentation Management Standards is an advantage
  • Knowledge of ESA administrative and documentation management tools an advantage (e.g. product assurance, systems engineering, project control tools).
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Good command of English, both written and spoken; Knowledge of French or another EU member state language would be an advantage.
  • A strong team player with leadership skills; comfortable working with tight schedules.
  • Experience with the ESA Earth Observation Program would be an advantage.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Up to 30 vacation days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40-hour working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on the 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: BBBH2569_1710166237
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Aerospace / Aviation
Job Locations: The Hague area
Job Types: Permanent

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