Planning & Schedule Officer
Octagon Professionals
The Hague, NL
5 dagen geleden

Are you a planning and schedule professional? Do you have at least 4 years of experience and a Master’s degree?

We are looking for a Planning & Schedule Officer who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC).

Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities :

  • The work covers foremost schedule control activities and may cover project control, administration support and document management tasks;
  • Contribute to the preparation, development and maintenance of the overall schedule aspects of the project / missions, including all mission elements;
  • Establish and maintain regular schedule reporting from all mission elements, aggregate and integrate the schedules to a project reference schedule;
  • Advise on Schedule and Control methods;
  • Assist in establishing schedule data interfaces within the science project and the various mission elements (ground segment, spacecraft, payload, launcher);
  • Support implementing and operating planning and control procedures to provide full visibility on all activities related to the progress, utilizing established procedures and information systems;
  • Interact and, if necessary, provide schedule support to mission participants in industry and academia to ensure the up-
  • to-date and accurate schedule reporting;
  • Participate in the establishment of baseline schedule and plans;
  • Perform schedule analysis through Critical Path Analysis, Trend Chart Analysis and simulations;
  • Assist in the identification of potential problem areas and proposing mitigation actions; preparing reports;
  • Verify consistency between the schedule of the project Prime Contractors and the ones of his Subcontractors;
  • Support in the preparation of tender documents with respect to schedule requirements and participating in the evaluation of proposals;
  • assist in preparing information required for subsequent contract negotiations;
  • Support the Project Controller(s) of the assigned mission(s) and the Head of the Project Control and Risk Management Service in executing their duties.
  • Support the consolidation of inputs for the Cosmic Vision overall schedule.
  • The utilisation of relevant local and / or Corporate management support tools at both project and programme level.
  • Requirements :

  • Master’s degree from a recognized institution of secondary studies or equivalent.
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience.
  • A good working background in scheduling and other disciplines.
  • Experience is essential in the application of schedule management and control principles; the preparation, negotiation and implementation of industrial procurements;
  • Ability to establish / utilize advanced schedule control techniques.
  • Good planning and organization skills, an ability to synthesise information and a capability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.
  • We offer :

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacations 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.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.
  • Application deadline : September, 30th

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