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Head of the Ground Systems Engineering and Innovation Department

2018-08-03 20:26:50| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Vacancy in the Directorate of Operations. 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 Ground Systems Engineering and Innovation Department This post is classified A6 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany Description Head of the Ground Systems Engineering and Innovation Department, Directorate of Operations. Duties Under the Director of Operations direct authority and a member of the Directorates management team, the postholder is jointly responsible for implementing the Directorates overall strategy and related change process and is also responsible for ground systems engineering and innovation activities required to support mission operations and implement innovation. The incumbent defines the Departments strategy and is responsible for developing, managing and evolving competences, technologies and services related to ground systems and infrastructure as well as technology evolution. Managing the resources delegated to the Department as well as industrial contracts and legal agreements, the postholder is responsible for carrying out Department activities which include mission operations data systems ground station engineering flight dynamics navigation support and precise orbit determination setting up a multimission infrastructure coordinating ground segment standardisation managing the Directorates software licensing Technical competencies Systems engineering Experience of management of engineering team Project and technical management Leadership competencies Fostering cooperation effective teamworking Leading change Strategic vision business context Developing motivating people Behavioural competencies Communication Relationship Management Ambassadorship Planning Organisation Systems Broader Business Thinking Education Applicants should have at least a university Masters degree in engineering or an equivalent qualification. Additional requirements Experience in the management of complex systems for space missions would be an asset. As a general requirement for any position at managerial level within ESA, candidates are expected to have proven experience of leading, motivating and developing a team the ability to provide strategic direction to the individuals and teams within the Office and relate team objectives to the overall and evolving organisational goals and context the ability to drive performance and foster cooperation within and across teams throughout the organisation demonstrated excellent leadership, relationship management and communication skills, both oral and written a proven track record of representing the Agencys interests to external interfaces excellent cognitive, analytical, delegation, planning and organisational skills the ability to anticipate problems, solve complex issues and relate situations to their context the ability to reach solutionoriented, pragmatic and timely decisions of high standard and integrity as well as to support others team members, upper management, other stakeholders in this process. Previous experience of managing managers and multiple teams, as well as experience outside of the candidates home country and in diverse functional areas relevant to the activitties of ESA is 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. Please note that applicants may be required to undergo aptitude testing, including recognised psychometric testing as well as problem solving and decisionmaking exercises. The closing date for applications is 07 September 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. 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. Apply HERE

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BASF and Mazza Innovation Sign Plant Extracts Deal

2018-08-03 17:48:00| Happi Breaking News

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48th Annual SPE Automotive Division Innovation Awards Gala

2018-07-27 19:45:38| Canadian Plastics Headlines

SPEs Automotive Innovation Awards program is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the the automotive and plastics industries. Dozens of teams made up of OEMs, tier suppliers, and polymer producers submit nominations describing their part, system, or complete vehicle… The post 48th Annual SPE Automotive Division Innovation Awards Gala appeared first on Canadian Plastics.

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Fast track: smart textiles and clothing-advances in technology spur innovation

2018-07-27 13:42:00| Apparel & textile industry market research - from just-style.com

There is huge potential for the integration of wearable technologies into textile and clothing products.

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5Tonic Innovation Lab wins key role in 3 5G projects

2018-07-26 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The 5Tonic 5G Innovation Lab in Madrid has won a key role in three major 5G projects, according to a company release.The three projects are part of a €50 million EU sponsored 5G innovation programme, and the award helps to cement the laboratory's position as one of Europe's premier 5G research and development centres…read more on TotalTele.com »

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