Sapienza Consulting2017-06-14 09:21:23

Vacancy Project Controller
Location: The Netherlands, Noordwijk, ESA-ESTEC
Deadline: 04/07/2017
Reference: 83685
Contract duration: Permanent contract
Sapienza is looking to recruit a Project Controller to work with the ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The Project Controller will provide support to the HRE (Human spaceflight/robotic) Unit.
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
Masters in Engineering or equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, with relevant experience
At least 4 years of relevant working experience in the field
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.
Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken, knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset
Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

For more information contact:
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Tel:     +31 (0) 71 407 6518 (BV) +44 (0) 1483 890 298 (Ltd)
Fax:     +31 (0) 71 407 6536


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