Programme Management Support Engineer

Location: Germany, Darmstadt Application deadline: 13 August 2021 Reference number: 986
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We have over 650 staff working across 11 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

We are currently looking for a Programme Management Support Engineer to work at our client’s premises in the city of Darmstadt, Germany.

The key person will provide Management support to Department of Programme Preparation and Development (PRD) of EUMETSAT.

The above-mentioned Department:

  • Designs and establishes cost effective operational meteorological satellite systems;
  • Prepares new programmes and manages their design, development and validation;
  • Manages cooperation with partner agencies regarding development, procurement and delivery of spacecrafts and instruments;
  • Ensures implementation of the EUMETSAT Management System and programme management, system and ground segment development processes, methodologies and tools.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Contribute to the Risk Management process, including:
    • Tracking risks, analysing and reporting critical issues and supporting the close out of risk mitigation activities.
    • Where requested, coordinating the preparation of the risk Sessions and maintaining/updating the assigned Risk database.
  • Where requested, in view of the project schedule update and of the critical path analysis, provide input to identified interfaces.
  • Contribute to harmonized weekly salient, by consolidating input from teams and combining the reporting of the activities into a consolidated weekly report, where requested.
  • Contribute to harmonized monthly reporting, by consolidating input from teams and combining the reporting of the activities into a consolidated monthly report, where requested.
  • Provide KPI inputs related to the assigned tasks (e.g. Risk Management, Actions Management), as appropriate, on a monthly basis in view of issuing the Programme Monthly reports; use of the collaboration platform Confluence is possible.
  • Prepare presentations and synthesised status reports for internal (e.g. report to management) and external purposes.
  • Contribute to the preparation and execution of the Programme/Project Reviews, providing input on the assigned tasks and, where requested, coordinating the management standpoint.
  • Contribute to the Action Management and regular check of the action status by using of the JIRA action tracking system. Track actions analysing and reporting critical issues and support the close out of such actions.
  • Participate in team management meetings and in meetings with partner agencies, contractors, internal stakeholders, etc. as appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain, in coordination with the project control team, the Project Management Plan, Team Organisation Chart, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Work Packages, Product Tree, and related documents.
  • Update the relevant Management documentation with particular focus on the acceptance process delivery.
  • Contribute to follow up subsystem development activities; monitor deliverables to and from EUMETSAT’s partner agencies and industry, and support the review of deliverables.
  • Track progress against agreed development plans and signal any likely or identified deviations from these plans, together with proposals to reduce the impact of any delays; this includes the review of the progress reports delivered by system/subsystems/sub-segments/services (e.g. work package status and trackers).
  • Support the control of the baseline definition (including evaluation of Change Requests, Change Proposals, Requests for Waiver / Deviation, etc.).
  • Support on a case by case basis, as requested and appropriate, the other Programmes within the relevant division in Project management support activities.
  • In the context of the tasks to be performed at PRD department level, within the PRD Programme Management Office (PMO):
    • Support the review – at monthly intervals – of the programme & PRD risk registers allowing to identify the risk level in the various programmes, including maintenance of the relevant dashboard.
    • Contribute to the organisation and execution of department Integrated Schedule process meetings, as appropriate; where requested, coordinate input with programmes and other departments.
    • Maintain harmonized weekly & monthly reporting at PRD level combining the reporting of the programmes.
    • Contribute to the maintenance and update of the reporting model, based on collaboration platform.
    • Contribute to the harmonization and continuous improvement of KPI throughout PRD divisions and department.
    • Coordination of the actions management process for the PRD department: follow-up, status overview, monitoring of critical issues and harmonized dashboard widgets for programmes.
    • Contribute to the maintain and improvement of the action tracking system JIRA and the community collaboration platform Confluence for salient/weekly and monthly reporting.
    • Contribute to the maintenance and update, as appropriate, of department Programme Management templates, including PM DRDs, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Product Tree, Documents Tree and related documents.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree in the domain of engineering, science, or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years experience performing project management activities on large and complex development projects in the aerospace (or similar) domain.
  • Demonstrated experience of defining system interactions and successfully implementing them in a large project.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures and processes.
  • Knowledge of systems development lifecycle.
  • Ability to make synthesis from various written or verbal inputs with excellent English writing skills.
  • Computer skills with strong experience with/ability to use MS Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, etc.).
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Certification in project management or in project management disciplines.
  • Experience of Space programmes Ground Segment development and/or Earth Observation systems development.

 

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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We have over 650 staff working across 11 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

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