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.
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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