Cost Engineer – Optimisation Strategy Implementation

Location: Paris, France Application deadline: 29 October 2021 Reference number: 1055
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Why join RHEA?

We are a growing international company, with over 650 staff working in 11 countries. Our teams are involved in innovative space missions and cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data and ground systems.

When you join us, you will work alongside recognized industry experts, either on our clients’ premises or in our offices across Europe and Canada. This is your opportunity to boost your career and shape the future of the space, security and systems engineering industries.

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Unique career opportunities, including working in other countries
  • Personalized training and development programmes
  • Flexible relocation support
  • Stable company with a family atmosphere.

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Based in the Headquarters of the European Space Agency in Paris, you will have the opportunity to integrate the Exploitation Cost Monitoring Office (STS-EMC), in the Directorate of Space Transportation (D/STS). You will be supporting audits and managing the implementation of a new strategy linked to cost reductions. On that purpose, you will be liaising with auditors and industry, insuring the operational contracts are valid and properly respected, and identifying industrial, process and supply chain improvements.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Perform services at the Paris HQ-D office in support of STS-EM, liaising with auditors and industry, ensuring the validity of industrial processes carried out as described in operational contracts, and helping to improve processes, with regards to exploitation related activities.
  • Assist STS-EMC to interface with the Industrial Auditing and Return Division concerning audits and establishment of industrial geographical return in exploitation, including regular visits to industry.
  • Confer with internal and external stakeholders about specifications, industrial capacities and capabilities, and status of projects and BAU.
  • Propose industrial, process, and supply chain improvements.
  • Support in creating processes / methods to gather supplier contract and process activity data, designing control systems to minimise and resolve process and project issues.
  • Maintaining a good understanding of Launcher Industry’s exploitation contractual and financial data and helping to develop, support and maintain Launcher Industry’s exploitation cost files related to the transition and stabilised exploitation phases.
  • Assisting in assessing justifications concerning changes to production/exploitation contracts.
  • Confer with internal and external stakeholders about specifications, industrial capacities and capabilities, and status of projects and BAU.
  • Review schedules, process flows, etc. to understand methods and activities in operations, integration and services, and how to improve efficiency and eliminate waste.
  • Write and establish report elements, which will be directly usable in the ESA reporting system such as proposals and progress reports.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Master’s Degree in an engineering or related subject, with minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience / highly developed capability in complex information data mining, analysis and reporting.
  • A senior level of technical writing skills.
  • Willingness to travel often.
  • Lean six-sigma training or another similar proven knowledge in industrial/production/Supply Chain optimization.
  • Experience in one of the following areas:
    • Organizational change management;
    • Industrial processes, contract and / or supply chain management;
    • Operational audits, M&A, continuous improvement and/or industrial processes.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of French

The following skills and experience are highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of relational database concepts.
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Why join RHEA?

We are a growing international company, with over 650 staff working in 11 countries. Our teams are involved in innovative space missions and cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data and ground systems.

When you join us, you will work alongside recognized industry experts, either on our clients’ premises or in our offices across Europe and Canada. This is your opportunity to boost your career and shape the future of the space, security and systems engineering industries.

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Unique career opportunities, including working in other countries
  • Personalized training and development programmes
  • Flexible relocation support
  • Stable company with a family atmosphere.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions before submitting an application, please get in touch – we are always happy to tell you more.

Contact our Recruitment team

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