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Head of the Navigation Coordination Office

2018-03-13 10:24:57| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Vacancy in the Directorate of Navigation. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Head of the Navigation Coordination Office This post is classified A2A4 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESA Headquarters, Paris, France Description Head of the Navigation Coordination Office, Programme Planning and Coordination Office, Directorate of Navigation. Duties Reporting to the Head of Programme Planning and Coordination Office, the postholder will be responsible for coordinating activities within the Directorates responsibility, in collaboration with its departments and offices. Duties comprise following up execution of the agreements with the European Commission EC and the European GNSS Agency in view of their maintenance and compliance provision, including interface with the corporate compliance organisation supporing the preparation of future agreements, in close coordination with Directorate department heads, and the agencys corporate services managing the preparation and execution of the Directorate strategic management processes supporting the internal organisation and operations of Directorate activities, including coordinating internally the activities and actions decided by the DG Executive Board coordinating and maintaining Directorate decisions, action plans and related followup coordinating the interface and meetings with the other Directorates supporting Directors meetings with EC and GSA 3D preparing, organising and following up actions preparringintegrating programmes dashboards and decision files, supporting Directoratelevel internalexternal bilateral meetings providing interface and support the joint activities at programme level carried out with EC GNSS Programmes Committee and GSA Administrative Board providing the secretariat of the Navigation Programme Board, ensure daily relations with Member States Delegations, supporting reporting to Council bodies coordinating contributions to crosscutting Agency activities, including interDirectorate working groups, participation in Space 4.0 and common actionsinput to the Agencys Executive Board supporting toplevel programme interface with industry providing support for all activities related to the preparation of ministeriallevel Councils, for Navigation programmes ensuring promotion and communication of ESA navigation activities, internal and external, in coordination with corporate communication supporting ESA education and outreach activities in the field of GNSS managing the team workforce located in HQ and in ESTEC with accountability for all resources and activities delegated. Technical competencies Knowledge of the ESA institutional framework, policies andor programmes technology, science, launchers, manned space andor applications Knowledge of the European and international space sector institutional, commercial andor industrial Experience in supporting ESA programmesprojects and knowledge of their technical and programmatic requirements in relevant technical domains Leadership Competencies Developing motivating people Driving performance Fostering cooperation effective teamworking Behavioural competencies Communication Relationship Management Planning Organisation Teamwork Education University degree Master level in e.g. engineering, physics, economics Additional requirements A good knowledge of ESA, EC and GSA processes and working methods is an asset. Candidates should also demonstrate potential for managing individuals, be able to lead and motivate a team and organise their activities. Experience in an international setting and diverse functional areas relevant to ESA activities is considered an asset. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 9 April 2018. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia. According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When shortlisting for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from underrepresented Member States. see Nationality Targets In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment. Recruitment will normally be at the first grade in the band A2 however, if the candidate selected has little or no experience, the position may be filled at A1 level. Apply HERE

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Spacecraft Project Controller

2018-03-13 08:25:27| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

The Project Controller will monitor the progress of the ispace Lunar Lander development to ensure that it is completed within the budget and schedule constraints and will generate progress reports to managers and make suggestions for improving project operations. The Spacecraft Project Controller will report to the Vice President of Spacecraft Development. The ideal candidate will have experience in complex system development, qualification and operational efforts, preferably in the aerospace industry. The effort includes all phases of development from design maturation to testing, validation and launch, as well as post flight operations. Key Responsibilities Establish and maintain the master development schedule Monitor and evaluate development progress and assess deviations relative to baseline schedule Report findings to project managers and discuss possible actions including changes to staffing plans, schedule or task adjustments Prepare Work Breakdown Structures and associated task descriptions Assist in establishing budgets required for executing different tasks and procuring products and services Establish budget forecasts and monitor expenditures and adherence to spending plans Advise on required management reserves and on managing those reserves Create, maintain and disseminate project reports Present ideas to project managers and support implementation of approved changes Basic Qualifications Bachelors degree in business administration, finance or accounting, or equivalent education and experience Five or more years experience in project control Good understanding of project management principles and development activities Previous experience in project control of complex projects involving design, manufacturing, testing and operations Ability to interface with engineering, program management, vendor and subcontractor personnel Experience with Microsoft Office, project management and accounting software Strong analytical and problem solving skills Excellent leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills Preferred Experience Masters or Ph.D. degree in business administration or a related field Experience with aerospace project planning, execution and control Specific experience in spacecraft development and operation Experience working in a multinational environment Demonstrated ability to overcome unexpected development problems and finding solutions Demonstrated ability to handle difficult supplier situations and helping resolve those situations successfully Experience supporting negotiations and discussions with partners and customers

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Materials Quality Engineer

2018-03-12 16:25:16| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Summary An opportunity for an engineer experienced in laboratory audits to work onsite at ESTEC for Telespazio VEGA UK. This is a 6 month fixed term contract. Objective To provide support at the Section for Radiation Hardness Assurance and Component Analysis in close collaboration with the Laboratory Technical Administrator. Provide support on the Laboratory QMS incl. audits and Information Management System and Infrastructure investmentmaintenance implementation. Responsibilities Duties Duties will include but are not limited to In collaboration and support of the Laboratory Technical Administrator to perform auditing of the QMS Laboratory in accordance with relevant quality standards, in accordance with ISO9000. To provide support with respect to the infrastructure and maintenance of the laboratory, and the relevant Quality Management Systems and databases. The laboratory uses a variety of laboratory tools, including acoustic microscopy, optical microscopy, scanning microscopy, confocal microscopy, XRD, XRay imaging, NDI etc., XPS, surface tension, Auger Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, IST Testing. Support the laboratory equipment procurement definition and implementation Qualifications Experience Masters degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering field as well as several years proven auditing experience using ISO9000 and the relevant quality standards preferably covering aerospace hardware. Knowledge of ISO 17025 related testing activities and ability to carry out testing and analysis in an ISO 17025 or other Quality Management System applicable standards. This includes procedure and documentation development Essential Skills Good English language skills Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to present and effectively communicate quality system processes. Good organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work in a diverse team environment. Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration. Further Details All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early. We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Location of the position is ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Benefits Competitive Package Security In line with Asylum Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

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