Programme/Project Controller

Job ID: BMC-TIA-177

Deadline: 12 December 2022

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of BMC – Business Management, Controlling & Administration.
Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications (TIA). 

Overview

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. Duties include the preparation and maintenance of overall programmatic aspects of the project, i.e. cost, finance, documentation and progress control as well as risk related aspects with the aim to provide full visibility
on all aspects related to programme resources. Specific duties include:-

  • Implementing and operating planning and control procedures to provide full visibility on all activities related to the progress, while ensuring compliance with established requirements for management reporting on cost, schedule, resources and industrial return.
  • Assisting in the preparation of tender documents or contract change with respect to management, cost and schedule/planning requirements and participating in the evaluation of proposals, preparing information required for subsequent contract negotiations and participating in all tasks related to placing of contracts.
  • Supporting the management of industrial contracts, monitoring assigned contracts with respect to cost, progress, invoicing, payments, industrial return, geo return, deviations from plans and trends, interface with Delegations and industry (using SAP tool).
  • Establishing and maintaining of annual budgets, manpower planning, cost at completion and geo return files.
  • Monitoring financial commitments for compliance with budgetary provisions and financial regulations.
  • Administering of manpower, missions and industrial procurements from a financial perspective (using WLMS tool).
  • Participating to reviews and progress meetings.
  • Providing required programmatic, workforce and financial data as well as support with analysis of such data as required preparing the regular programmatic and financial reporting to ESA management and national delegations.
  • Supporting the risk management process (using ARAMIS tool).
  • Implementing and maintaining the tools and the procedures for Project Documentation System (using Eclipse tool).

Specific qualification requirements

  • Masters in Engineering or equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognized Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, together with a project control background and experience in the disciplines related to the tasks under consideration. Appropriate skills and specific experience in the following fields.
  • Experience in controlling and/or management of activities and
    resources in aerospace industry.
  • Experience in Satcom industry (Space and Ground Segments).
  • Experience in Private-Public Partnership contracts.
  • Experience in maintaining a Cost at Completion, anticipating and highlighting areas of concerns (technically and programmatically), initiating mitigation actions. Experience in preparation of synthetic reports with deviations from plans and trends. This includes Industrial as well as Operational cost.
  • Experience with the application of project management and project control principles related to the preparation, negotiation and implementation of industrial procurements.
  • Experience with industrial return forecasting and reporting is an asset.
  • Experience in maintenance of a risk register, high level schedule and document configuration control.
  • Experience in project review and risk management processes.
  • Experience in the analysis of business cases / 3rd party investments is an asset.
  • Highly proficient with planning and project control tools (e.g. SAP, MS Excel, MS Project).
  • Familiarity with relevant ESA corporate applications (e.g. ESA-P, Eclipse) is an asset.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills and attention to detail, good judgment and a pragmatic approach.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and stringent schedule.
  • Good sense of contacts and communications, ability to interface at appropriate level with relevant actors within and outside of the Directorate.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken, knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.

Legal and Security Requirements

  • All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands.
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA.
  • Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident.

Location

The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) at Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Contract

  • The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line with ESA Job Class.
  • Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands.
  • The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday.
  • Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included.
  • Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially.
  • Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme.

To be considered for this Position

Prior to 12 December 2022, please apply via our Job Application form quoting BMC-TIA-177 (RT-C/TIA-MP/00177) as reference.

Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 15 December 2022, 13.00 hours.

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