Project Controller

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands Application deadline: October 5, 2020 Reference number: 623
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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 employ over 500 staff working across 10 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 Project Controller to work in the city of Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The Programme/Project Controller will deal with Project Control activities in the Earth Observation Business Unit Controlling Office in support to one or several mission(s) in the Earth Observation Projects Department. As such, she/he will be assigned to and directly support the relevant project manager and will liaise closely with related services inside and outside the Directorate. The Programme/Project Controller will report hierarchically to the Head of the relevant Project Control and Management Support Office and functionally to the relevant project manager(s).

Tasks and Activities            

The scope of work will include:

  • Preparing, maintaining and reporting on the overall programmatic aspects (cost, finance, schedule, industrial return, risk, forward looking estimates and progress control as well as general project administration) of the project/missions, utilizing established procedures and financial/information systems. This relates to:
    • Cost At Completion (covering financial aspects of space segment, payload, launch, ground segment, LEOP and Agency manpower and provided services);
    • Cost Plans & budget preparation covering industrial and operating including workforce related costs;
    • Financial status of industrial contracts including payment plans and internal costs, including overheads, for compliance with budgetary provisions and financial regulations;
    • Industrial geographical return monitoring and forecast.

For the above, active monitoring is expected, identifying and reporting trends, deviations to plans, potential problem areas and proposing remedial actions in coordination with the project manager(s).

  • Supporting Project Manager(s) in preparing, administrating and monitoring of Project procurement actions (Contracts, Purchase Orders, etc…).
  • Supporting Project Manager(s) in Contract/Change negotiations and Change Control/Review Boards; contributing to the preparation of contract change documents.
  • Maintaining historical project databases and Project Plan Annexes.
  • Interfacing with Industry counter-part on all financial and administrative matters of industrial contract(s) to ensure their compliance with established formal requirements.
  • Supporting the Head of Office in executing the office’s duties, including participation in the definition and improvement of the project control procedures, computerized information and controlling systems.
  • Support EOP Asset Manager in the accounting of ESA assets.
  • Assist in the preparation of project(s) audits.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Masters in Engineering or equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, with relevant experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in the Administration and Control of large projects, preferably in engineering driven organization.
  • Experience in the use of planning and project control tools, and in budget and accounting software and databases.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills, attention to detail and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Possess good judgment, integrity and good communications skills.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken, since it’s the working language. Knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of Excel.

The following skill would be highly desirable:

  • Experience with ESA systems (e.g. esa-p).

 

 

 

 

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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 employ over 500 staff working across 10 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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