We are looking for a Project Controller 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!

Responsibilities:

Support to the planning, preparation, execution and follow-up of projects / programmes activities, 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.

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.

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 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 and related commitment consumption, cost, and disbursement profiles.
  • Creating related objects in ESA-p, maintaining corresponding information in local applications as required and ensuring the correctness and coherence of related information.
  • 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.

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
  • Operation of the associated management information tools and system databases.
  • Support the execution of the directorate’s Risk Management process.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Minimum 4 years of the relevant working experience.
  • Proficient in the English language.
  • Experience in controlling and/or management of activities and resources in aerospace industry.
  • For some tasks knowledge of Finance/Accounting may be required.
  • Highly proficient in the use of modern activities and resource management support tools/databases of standard office automation support software packages including in particular advance usage of Excel (Ms-Office and in particular advanced use of Excel).
  • 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.
  • Ability to rapidly understand and adapt to ESA specific context and environment including ESA corporate IT applications.
  • Past experience with ESA in relevant activities is an asset.
  • The job will require substantial interaction with other key stakeholders inside ESA such as Finance and Procurement Services, and also outside the organisation.

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: BBBH2377_1659357033
Salary:
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Aerospace / Aviation
Job Locations: The Hague area
Job Types: Permanent

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