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IP Manager

2018-02-23 18:25:44| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

A vacancy for a IP Manager has arisen within Airbus Defence Space in NEWPORT. An IP Manager in the IPR TER Team department of Airbus Defence and Space in UK Newport is a fully qualified and registered UK Chartered Patent Attorney PA and a fully or at least partial qualified and registered European Patent Attorney with a working experience of three to ten years of legal counselling in the field of Intellectual Property IP within the field of communication and security, both commercial and military. Core PA work includes invention harvesting and the review of drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications done by external councils. In addition, PA IP advisory work includes advising upon the risk of infringement of patents, patent landscape analysis, negotiation of IP clauses in contracts and providing professional legal advice on patent and IP matters. The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role. The main tasks and accountabilities will involve but will not be limited to Proactively harvest inventions linked to Airbus Defence Space activities, and strategic objectives. Review, prioritize, filter invention submissions and decide upon geographical extent of coverage for patent applications in accordance with technical and strategic objectives. Independently manage patent examination process to ensure that each patent is granted with the optimal degree of protection for Airbus DS taking into consideration the product portfolio, costs and commercial strategy of the company. Manage and coordinate activities of external patent counsel in all relevant jurisdictions including oppositions before the European Patent Office. Support advise in the negotiation of IP clauses in contracts with Legal department. Coordinate and support legal actions by or against Airbus Defence Space in relation to intellectual property. Have a high level of understanding of the relevant business and technical context to ensure that decisions are made and based on a balanced analysis of information, risks and costs. Provide education and awareness on IP policy and issues, including to the most senior management levels. Influence, develop and motivate relevant stakeholders such as RT, Engineering, Procurement, Programmes to engage with Airbus Defence Space IP strategy and objectives. Proactively coordinate activities with transnational counterparts in the IP organization and with other functions. Based in Newport, the IP Manager is expected to work mainly as IP focal point for one program line of ADS, under the coordination of the overall IP Portfolio Manager of this program line. Support to other program lines will be expected as required. The mission requires regular travel towards the different UK sites of ADS and less frequently in Europe The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following Possess a university level scientific or engineering qualification mainly in the field of, information and communication technologies ICT, including telecommunication and cybersecurity. Have fully or at least partial passed the European Qualifying Examination demonstrating the requisite aptitude and knowledge to support external IP counsel or if necessary represent ADS before the EPO. Have fully passed the PEB Qualifying Examinations in the UK demonstrating the requisite aptitude and knowledge to support external IP counsel or if necessary represent ADS before the UKIPO. Meet professional standards of experience expected in a role requiring a high level of autonomy with significant direct accountability for legal and financial outcomes of a broad range of IP related matters. Have substantial experience of providing advice on a wide range of IP matters. First experience in industry at similar position is a plus. Have an extremely high level of oral and written communication skills as required for drafting and prosecution of patent applications and to produce variety of written and oral materials to suit specific contexts internal advice, external correspondence, official correspondence with governmental IP organisations. Please apply on line for this vacancy using your eRecruiting profile with your CV attached. In case you have any further questions, please contact The Airbus Group Employment Operations Team Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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ICT Engineer

2018-02-23 18:25:44| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of ITS IT Support to Space Tech Projects. Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Overview Reporting to the Corporate Business Process Manager, the ICT Engineer is responsible for optimal selection of ICT suppliers and ICT products to ensure the best usage of resources and technology for the Agency. The postholder will carry out the following specific duties Overseeing ICT market trends with focus on IT Infrastructure providers for Computer Hardware, Software and networking products. Analysis and assessment if trends in the ICT market, build and maintain relationship with ICT market leaders to understand and report on innovative technology to the management. Monitoring the product line up and future product roadmaps of exiting ICT suppliers for the agency. Analyze and utilize for the agency the competitive developments of key ICT vendors in market. Engage in regular meetings with ICT vendors and suppliers for price negotiations Requirements. Issue Request for Quotations and Tenders to test the ICT market and select the optimal suppliers for the agency. Participate in Tender evaluation to support the board while selection of suppliers. Specific qualification requirements A Masters Degree MSc. in Information technology and a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional working experience with ICT vendors. Deep knowledge of the ICT market, with specific focus on IT Infrastructure products like PC, Laptops, Servers, Workplace related Software. Understanding of Enterprise grade ICT products. An aptitude for effective communication and collaboration in an international and challenging environment. Proven negotiation skills. Knowledge of SAP is considered an asset. Fluent in the English language spoken and written. Knowledge of another European language is an asset. Legal and Security Requirements All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA. Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident. Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre ESTEC at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Contract The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line withESA Job Class. Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included. Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially. Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme. To be considered for this Position Provide prior to 16 March 2018a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Formor CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone, at email davide.starnoneaurora.nlquoting reference ITS64. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before submitting them by 22 March 2018, 13.00 hours.

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Internal Research Fellow PostDoc in Innovative OnBoard Satellite Navigation Technology

2018-02-23 18:25:44| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Research Fellowship Opportunity in the Directorate of Navigation. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Internal Research Fellow PostDoc in Innovative OnBoard Satellite Navigation Technology This post is classified F2. Location ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Our team and mission The Internal Research Fellow will be based in the GNSS Evolution Programme Implementation Office, GNSS Evolution Programme Strategy Division, Directorate of Galileo Project and Navigationrelated activities. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the ESA website. Fields of activitiesresearch Overview of the GNSS Evolution Programme Strategy Division The GNSS Evolution Programme and Strategy Division is responsible for elaborating programmatic analysis and recommendations for the navigation evolution related activities, and for coordinating and implementing technology research, system activities related to evolutions and upgrades of the European GNSS Infrastructure, including among others establishing and maintaining the strategic planning for navigation activities encompassing ongoing programmes and planned future activities, and coordinating ESA inputs with the European Commission elaborating the ESA contribution to the European navigation strategy and plans implementing preparatory activities, technology and studies of the evolutions of the European GNSS infrastructure coordinating and supporting the European Commission and GSA with respect to the GNSS evolution RD activities definition, execution and monitoring of activities leading to an optimal use of navigation satellites for scientific purposes, in coordination with the Navigation Science Office Overview of the field of research proposed A research fellow is sought to engage in independent research in one area related to innovative technology for Global Navigation Satellite Systems GNSS. The specific research topic will fall either in the area of novel technologies for GNSS satellite payload or platform, including technologies that may bring significant advantage to the system in terms of improved system performance, new services, increased systemsatellite reliability, additional flexibility, and reduction of service timetomarket or disruptive concepts for satellite navigation in space, addressing technologies that could enable a complete change on the current paradigm to Positioning, Navigation and Timing PNT. In the first category of novel technologies for GNSS satellite payload or platform, the following potential topics are proposed New onboard clock technologies vapour cells, trapped ions, cold atoms, optical clocks Advanced timing subsystem approaches clock ensemble combinations, remote clock steering New Laser RetroReflector LRR technologies, including detection and timing capabilities Accelerometers onboard Space weather instruments onboard radiation, plasma, magnetic field. In the second category of disruptive concepts for PNT, some examples of potential topics are proposed Xray pulsar navigation Quantum sensors for navigation Quantum communications for PNT Neutrino communications for PNT. The research fellow shall demonstrate the feasibility, interest and added value of advanced concepts for consideration in future navigation systems from space. The Research Fellow will work in close cooperation with the GNSS Evolutions team working in the future GNSS and with technical specialists in various relevant fields. Technical competencies Knowledge relevant to the field of research Researchpublication record Ability to conduct research autonomously Breadth of exposure coming from past andor current researchactivities Interest in space and space research Ability to gather and share relevant information A good knowlege or experience of the financial regulatory framework systems Behavioural competencies Innovation Creativity Continuous Learning Communication Relationship Management Self Motivation Problem Solving CrossCultural Sensitivity Education Applicants should have recently completed, or be close to completion of a PhD in a related technical or scientific discipline e.g. aeronautical engineering, telecommunication engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics. Additional requirements Applicants should demonstrate relevant research experience in one ore more of the proposed research topics. They will be required to demonstrate competency in the specific skills required to perform the proposed research e.g. data analysis, software development, synthesis, communication, presentation. Applicants are required to be able to demonstrate an ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment as part of diverse teams. A proactive approach to identifying opportunities, problem solving and communicating is required. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 09 March 2018. In addition to your CV and your motivation letter, please add your proposal of no more than 5 pages outlining your proposed research in the additional documents field of the application information section. Candidates are asked to arrange for 3 reference letters, to be sent by the referees themselves, before the closing date to temp.htresa.int. Please ensure your name is mentioned in the subject of the email. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia as well as Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia as European Cooperating States ECS. Priority will first be given to candidates from underreresented Member States. In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment Apply HERE

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ProgrammeProject Controller for ExoMars

2018-02-23 16:26:15| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of BMC Business Management, Controlling Administration. Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Overview The ExoMars Missions are one of the flagship project of the European Space Agency. Having successfully placed a scientific orbiter around the Red Planet at the end of 2016, the second part of the programme will launch in 2020, in collaboration with our Russian partners, an additional spacecraft composite that will land a complex rover and a scientific platform on the surface of Mars. As such, ExoMars represents Europes most ambitious robotic exploration mission since Rosetta. The two ExoMars missions aim to answer one of the outstanding scientific questions of our time, that of whether life ever existed on and below the surface of Mars. In the process of doing so, ExoMars will also demonstrate new technologies needed to pave the way for a future and even more ambitious Mars Sample Return mission during the next decade. Reporting directly to the Head of ExoMars Project Control, the new team member will perform a range of Project Control tasks, as described in the annexed job description, with an initial emphasis on the following tasks Prepare, develop and maintain the ExoMars overall Cost at Completion CAC, financial planning and associated reporting activities. Bring together information on the ExoMars schedule, cost and risks in order to provide to the management an integrated view of the programmatic status of the Project. Review and check the ESA internal expenditures including recharges, support services and purchases for consistency. Support the Risk management process of the Project. Coordinate the Financial, Accounting and Fixed Asset Management activities of the project, and conduct its daily business in a manner that is fully IPSAScompliant, interacting with the Agencys Corporate Finance Division or the External Audit Commission as required. Participate in the evaluation of Contract Change Notices and preparation of Disposition Records. Participate in the financial closure of contracts once the activities are finalised. Specific qualification requirements Masters degree 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. The position is to be filled by an experienced project controller, with a focus on cost control and expertise in the use of Financial IT tools. The job will require substantial interaction with other key stakeholders inside ESA such as Finance and Procurement Services, and also outside of the Agency like for example the ExoMars industrial consortium. Experience in controlling andor management of activities and resources in aerospace industry. For some tasks,knowledge of FinanceAccounting may be required. Highly proficient in the use of modern activities and resource management support toolsdatabases of standard office automation support software packages including in particular advance usage of Excel MsOffice and in particular advanced use of Excel. Experience as user of SAP and in particular ECC and SRM modules and familiarity with relevant ESA corporate applications e.g. ESAp is an asset. Ability to rapidly understand and adapt to ESA specific context and environment including ESA corporate IT applications. While conducting all the above, the holder of this post will have to demonstrate the capability to work autonomously and at the same time be able to work effectively as part of a team. Fluent in the English language spoken and written. Knowledge of other European languages is an asset. Legal and Security Requirements All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA. Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident. Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre ESTEC at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Contract The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line withESA Job Class. Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included. Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially. Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme. To be considered for this Position Provide prior to 16 March 2018a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Formor CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone, at emaildavide.starnoneaurora.nlquoting reference BMCHRE43. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 22 March 2018, 13.00 hours.

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Solaris Linux System Engineer

2018-02-23 14:26:48| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. Package description Full details on application. Relocation assistance provided if applicable. Main responsibilities For our activities in EUMETSAT, we are currently looking for a Solaris Linux System Engineer. The position aims to support existing EUMETSAT Operational systems, and possibly operation preparation and handover of future programmes. As a member of the Computer Systems Management team, the successful candidate will provide support to Ground Segment Commissioning and Routine Operations. The duties range from the support to the operation of the UNIXbased ground segment facilities, to the analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of distributed hardware and system software platforms. This includes the settingup and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures, the support to the procurement of hardware and software, and the coordination with external providers of maintenance services. The successful candidate will perform the following tasks installation and configuration of operating system and other software, tuning of operating systems parameters to optimize performance analysis, planning and performance of HW and SW upgrades or reconfigurations, taking care of compatibility issues between subsystems monitoring of the system performance, investigation into HW and system SW problems and performance of the relevant corrective actions ensuring that in case of HW or system SW failures the operational configuration can be restored, including the definition, maintenance, performance of backup procedures liaison with the external providers of HW and system SW maintenance for the request and follow up of maintenance interventions administration of user accounts support to SW development and maintenance in relation to the utilization of system resources implementation and maintenance of scripts andor procedures where applicable for the automated and or controlled execution of the above activities, generation or update of technical documentation in relation to system upgrades provision of standbyoncall support provision of support, as required, to critical operations. As an essential part of the tasks above, the successful candidate should generate and maintain documentation. This may comprise writing and reviewing requirement and design specifications, change proposals, preparing documents supporting procurements, reviewing data packages belonging to technical inspections and reviews, writing and reviewing IT architecture and design, writing design evaluation reports, writing reviewing reports, test reports and overall status reports. Ideal candidate In addition to having a university degree or equivalent, the successful candidate will bring at least 5 years of experience in assessing and administrating computer systems and will be very experienced in IT system design. The experience shall have been made in an operational or production environment, driven by high availability requirements. Additionally, the successful candidate MUST bring proven knowledge and handson experience with the following extensive experience in the administration and troubleshooting of distributed systems excellent knowledge and a significant work experience of the Solaris and Linux operating systems Redhat, SLES good experience in the installation and administration of Oracle Databases good IT system design skills good understanding of incident and problem management technical documentation skills experience in an operational or production environment, characterized by custom applications in addition to standard software, running both on the client and server side, and by high availability requirements. Moreover, the successful candidate should be familiar, to the extent required by the performance of the above tasks, with as many as possible of the following skills and system software environments TCPIP internetworking and the related network protocols and applications, e.g. NIS, NFS, DNS, SNMP, FTP high availability software like Sun Cluster, Veritas Cluster or any other administration and installation of Oracle Databases experience in virtualization solutions, e.g. VMWare. Additionally, experience in the installation, administration and troubleshooting on some of the following shall be considered as an advantage IBM computers running AIX RAID arrays EMC SAN Fabrics Brocade Backup and recovery systems Knowledge of Windows operating systems. It is also desirable if the successful candidate is able to carry out basic hardware support like installing interface cards or physically setting up networks. The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require a high degree of autonomy and good analytical skills. Because of the special support role good communications skills and stress resistance are essential for the job. The working language for the position is English and therefore you must be able to work effectively in this language. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here. Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action. If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.

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ICT Engineer

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Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. Package description Full details on application. Relocation assistance provided if applicable. Main responsibilities For our activities in ESTEC, we are currently looking for a ICT Engineer. Reporting to the Corporate Business Process Manager, the ICT Engineer is responsible for optimal selection of ICT suppliers and ICT products to ensure the best usage of resources and technology for the Agency.The postholder will carry out the following specific duties Overseeing ICT market trends with focus on IT Infrastructure providers for Computer Hardware, Software and networking products. Analysis and assessment if trends in the ICT market, build and maintain relationship with ICT market leaders to understand and report on innovative technology to the management. Monitoring the product line up and future product roadmaps of exiting ICT suppliers for the agency. Analyze and utilize for the agency the competitive developments of key ICT vendors in market. Engage in regular meetings with ICT vendors and suppliers for price negotiations. Issue Request for Quotations and Tenders to test the ICT market and select the optimal suppliers for the agency. Participate in Tender evaluation to support the board while selection of suppliers. Manage processes and tasks relevant to the projectsactivities, ensuring deliverance within restrictive timescales and in line with the IT Departments business model. Perform business and technical analysis for potential Customer needs. Produce requirements and project documentation in close liaison with the Customer and in line with the IT Departments QMS and project management procedures. Propose and present technical and architectural propositions. Prepare and present project management plans, Statements of Work, and other relevant documents. Fully analyse service providerspartner solution proposals in terms of best practice,technical quality, technical and architectural proposition, and financial cost effectiveness. Ensure that 3rd party suppliersservice providers deliver within contract terms, through effective management, planning, communications and maintenance of SLAsKPIs. Maintain a close liaison with service providerspartners for delivery, regularly communicating status and progress throughout the projects. Plan for and manage handover to operations, in line with project delivery plans. Plan, control and report financial aspects related to projects. Actively participate in contract negotiations, tenders and audit related activities. Liaise with ESA Administrational staff in FinanceContractsProcurementHR for work related aspects. Work with teamIT Department members on joint Customer and Corporate infrastructure related activitiesprojects. Perform technical activities related to Launch Campaigns. Provide Technical IT support to Customer, Corporate and Industry based projectactivities. Ideal candidate The successful candidate will bring a university degree Msc Engineering from a recognised Institute of secondary studiesUniversity,ecol suprieure,etc or equivalent and minimum 10 years of of relevant professional working experience with ICT vendors. Additionally, the person requires Deep knowledge of the ICT market, with specific focus on IT Infrastructure products like PC, Laptops, Servers, Workplace related Software Understanding of Enterprise grade ICT products An aptitude for effective communication and collaboration in an international and challenging environment Proven negotiation skills Knowledge of SAP is considered an asset. Moreover, applicants should have Expert knowledge and profound experience in technical and business process analysis Proven technical knowledge of bespokecommercialESA systems and applications, productivity tools, hardware platforms and tools, virtualisedcloud environments, networkcommunication environments, diverse IT infrastructures, IT security principles Proven project management and organisation skills, including monitoring time and expenditures Experience with ESAs administrative processes within FinanceContractsProcurementHR Fluent in English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills Position. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here. Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action. If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.

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ProgrammeProject Controller

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Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. Package description Full details on application. Relocation assistance provided if applicable. Main responsibilities For our activities in ESTEC, we are currently looking for a ProgrammeProject Controller to support the ExoMars Missions. The ExoMars Missions are one of the flagship project of the European Space Agency. Having successfully placed a scientific orbiter around the Red Planet at the end of 2016, the second part of the programme will launch in 2020, in collaboration with our Russian partners, an additional spacecraft composite that will land a complex rover and a scientific platform on the surface of Mars. As such, ExoMars represents Europes most ambitious robotic exploration mission since Rosetta. The two ExoMars missions aim to answer one of the outstanding scientific questions of our time, that of whether life ever existed on and below the surface of Mars. In the process of doing so, ExoMars will also demonstrate new technologies needed to pave the way for a future and even more ambitious Mars Sample Return mission during the next decade. Reporting directly to the Head of ExoMars Project Control, the new team member will perform a range of Project Control tasks, with an initial emphasis on the following tasks Prepare, develop and maintain the ExoMars overall Cost at Completion CAC, financial planning and associated reporting activities. Bring together information on the ExoMars schedule, cost and risks in order to provide to the management an integrated view of the programmatic status of the Project. Review and check the ESA internal expenditures including recharges, support services and purchases for consistency. Support the Risk management process of the Project. Coordinate the Financial, Accounting and Fixed Asset Management activities of the project, and conduct its daily business in a manner that is fully IPSAScompliant, interacting with the Agencys Corporate Finance Division or the External Audit Commission as required. Participate in the evaluation of Contract Change Notices and preparation of Disposition Records. Participate in the financial closure of contracts once the activities are finalised. Aditionally, the successful candidate will focus hisher activities on the following Supporting to the planning, preparation, execution and followup of projects programmes activities in terms of schedule, related procurement actions, costs including preparation of CaC as relevant, manpower including support, etc. including Assisting in preparing, developing and maintaining programme level plans. Assisting in the definition and in maintaining related workprocurement plans and related execution and contract actions plans using local tools as applicable. Monitoring of the implementation of the programmes and of activities, as appropriate, and preparation of related reports and provision of management information as required. Evaluating the results and main achievements of the programme, elaborating related KPIs, and preparing periodic overview publications. In the field of resources i.e. financial and manpower for programmeprojects Assisting in the preparation of longterm, medium term and inyear resource plans. Monitoring and controlling the implementation of the plans in line with resourcetargets, performing forecasting, identifying deviations and related recovery actions, producing related reports. Reviewing checking of ESA internal expenditures such as recharges, support services and purchases for consistency with Costat Completion CAC of industrial contracts. Checking commitments for consistency with budgets and ESAs procedures and consumption of commitment ceiling and initiating related budgetary transfers as required. In the field of procurements and execution of contracts Support to the preparation and followup of the Agencys tender actions. Support to the proposal evaluations as expert for the price and schedule verification and analysis. Support to the preparation of the financial contract commitment and the data entry of the milestone payment plans in the Agencys systems. Contributing to the elaboration, consolidation of related procurement workplans and detailed implementation plans e.g. Contract Action Plan baseline and related commitment consumption, cost and disbursement profiles. Ensuring that above plans are properly inserted in the appropriate management tools. Followingup of the progress of the procurement actions and contracts, and keeping track of status and maintaining the current actual and forecasting in the appropriate ESA tools. Creating related objects in ESAp, maintaining corresponding information in local applications as required and ensuring the correctness and coherence of related information. Monitoring and controlling of timely implementation of actions related to procurement and contractual matters, including monitoring of financial commitments, payment milestones and invoicing. Supporting industrial invoicing process and payment verification and control. Supporting programme inventory and export control activities, maintain relevant inventory databases. In the field of programme industrial return Initiation and coordination of the periodic updating of relevant Industrial Return data base to reflect the current commitments status and the industrial policy forecast for planned activities. Verification of coherence with ESA corporate Industrial Return data. Maintenance of list of specific compensation or improvement measures and followup the implementation. Verification of coherence of proposed procurement actions with the planned industrial return policy targets of the programmeproject, including the compensation measures. Support to programmeproject level risk management. Maintaining up to date the related data, performing data analysis, identifying deviations w.r.t. planstargets and production of associated reports to the responsible management and to the concerned customers when relevant. Operation of the associated management information tools and system databases. Support to the responsible entity in the definition of new and improvement of existing processes and tools and production of related documents. Support the execution of the directorates Risk Management process. Ideal candidate The successful candidate will bring a university degree Msc Engineering or equivalent or MBA from a recognised Institute of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, with relevant experience and minimum 4 years of relevant professional working experience with the tasks mentioned above. The job will require substantial interaction with other key stakeholders inside ESA such as Finance and Procurement Services, and also outside of the Agency like for example the ExoMars industrial consortium. While conducting all the above, the holder of this post will have to demonstrate the capability to work autonomously and at the same time be able to work effectively as part of a team. The position is to be filled by an experienced project controller, with a focus on cost control and expertise in the use of Financial IT tools. Additionally, the successful candidate requires appropriate skills and specific experience in the following fields Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken, knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset. Experience in controlling andor management of activities and resources in aerospace industry. For some tasks knowledge of FinanceAccounting may be required. Highly proficient in the use of modern activities and resource management support toolsdatabases of standard office automation support software packages including in particular advance usage of Excel MsOffice and in particular advanced use of Excel. Experience as user of SAP and in particular ECC and SRM modules and familiarity with relevant ESA corporate applications e.g. ESAp is an asset. Ability to rapidly understand and adapt to ESA specific context and environment including ESA corporate IT applications. Past experience with ESA in relevant activities is an asset. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here. Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action. If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.

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ICT Engineer

2018-02-23 12:26:22| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Position Reference 064 Reporting to the Corporate Business Process Manager, the ICT Engineer is responsible for optimal selection of ICT suppliers and ICT products to ensure the best usage of resources and technology for the Agency. Tasks and Activities The scope of work will include Overseeing ICT market trends with focus on IT Infrastructure providers for Computer Hardware, Software and networking products Analysis and assessment if trends in the ICT market, build and maintain relationship with ICT market leaders to understand and report on innovative technology to the management Monitoring the product line up and future product roadmaps of exiting ICT suppliers for the agency Analyzing and utilize for the agency the competitive developments of key ICT vendors in market Engaging in regular meetings with ICT vendors and suppliers for price negotiations. Issue Request for Quotations and Tenders to test the ICT market and select the optimal suppliers for the agency Participate in Tender evaluation to support the board while selection of suppliers Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are mandatory You have an Msc Engineering from a recognised Institution of secondary studies University, Ecole suprieure, etc. or equivalent. You have a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional working experience with ICT vendors You have a deep knowledge of the ICT market, with specific focus on IT Infrastructure products like PC, Laptops, Servers, Workplace related Software You have an understanding of Enterprise grade ICT products You have an aptitude for effective communication and collaboration in an international and challenging environment You possess proven negotiation skills. The following skills would be highly desirable Knowledge of SAP. How to Apply Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEAs Recruitment team at careersrheagroup.com no later than 20032018. Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above. About RHEA Group RHEA Group is a leading engineering consultancy firm with demonstrated expertise in space, system and secure software solutions. We attract skilled engineers, scientists and management professionals and offer a range of exciting career paths working alongside clients such as the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency, EUMETSAT and NATO.

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Programme Project Controller

2018-02-23 12:26:22| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

We are looking for a Programme Project Controller M3 to join our Ajilon Technology Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency. Ajilon Technology Aerospace is a specialized Engineering consultancy with more than 30 years experience providing aerospace Engineers to our key partners in The Netherlands. Ajilon is a longstanding business partner of the European Space Agency ESA, with more than 115 employees recruited from across Europe currently supporting ESAs activities. The Project The ExoMars Missions are one of the flagship project of the European Space Agency. Having successfully placed a scientific orbiter around the Red Planet at the end of 2016, the second part of the programme will launch in 2020, in collaboration with our Russian partners, an additional spacecraft composite that will land a complex rover and a scientific platform on the surface of Mars. As such, ExoMars represents Europes most ambitious robotic exploration mission since Rosetta. The two ExoMars missions aim to answer one of the outstanding scientific questions of our time, that of whether life ever existed on and below the surface of Mars. In the process of doing so, ExoMars will also demonstrate new technologies needed to pave the way for a future and even more ambitious Mars Sample Return mission during the next decade. Specific tasks to be performed Reporting directly to the Head of ExoMars Project Control, the new team member will perform a range of Project Control tasks, as described in the annexed job description, with an initial emphasis on the following tasks Prepare, develop and maintain the ExoMars overall Cost at Completion CAC, financial planning and associated reporting activities. Bring together information on the ExoMars schedule, cost and risks in order to provide to the management an integrated view of the programmatic status of the Project. Review and check the ESA internal expenditures including recharges, support services and purchases for consistency. Support the Risk management process of the Project. Coordinate the Financial, Accounting and Fixed Asset Management activities of the project, and conduct its daily business in a manner that is fully IPSAScompliant, interacting with the Agencys Corporate Finance Division or the External Audit Commission as required. Participate in the evaluation of Contract Change Notices and preparation of Disposition Records. Participate in the financial closure of contracts once the activities are finalised. The job will require substantial interaction with other key stakeholders inside ESA such as Finance and Procurement Services, and also outside of the Agency like for example the ExoMars industrial consortium. While conducting all the above, the holder of this post will have to demonstrate the capability to work autonomously and at the same time be able to work effectively as part of a team. The position is to be filled by an experienced project controller, with a focus on cost control and expertise in the use of Financial IT tools. General tasks to be performed Support to the planning, preparation, execution and followup of projects programmes activities in terms of schedule, related procurement actions, costs including preparation of CaC as relevant, manpower including support, etc. including Assisting in preparing, developing and maintaining programme level plans. Assisting in the definition and in maintaining related workprocurement plans and related execution and contract actions plans using local tools as applicable. Monitoring of the implementation of the programmes and of activities, as appropriate, and preparation of related reports and provision of management information as required. Evaluating the results and main achievements of the programme, elaborating related KPIs, and preparing periodic overview publications. In the field of resources i.e. financial and manpower for programmeprojects Assisting in the preparation of longterm, medium term and inyear resource plans. Monitoring and controlling the implementation of the plans in line with resource targets, performing forecasting, identifying deviations and related recovery actions, producing related reports. Reviewing checking of ESA internal expenditures such as recharges, support services and purchases for consistency with Costat Completion CAC of industrial contracts. Checking commitments for consistency with budgets and ESAs procedures and consumption of commitment ceiling and initiating related budgetary transfers as required. In the field of procurements and execution of contracts Support to the preparation and followup of the Agencys tender actions. Support to the proposal evaluations as expert for the price and schedule verification and analysis. Support to the preparation of the financial contract commitment and the data entry of the milestone payment plans in the Agencys systems. Contributing to the elaboration, consolidation of related procurement workplans and detailed implementation plans e.g. Contract Action Plan baseline and related commitment consumption, cost and disbursement profiles. Ensuring that above plans are properly inserted in the appropriate management tools. Followingup of the progress of the procurement actions and contracts, and keeping track of status and maintaining the current actual and forecasting in the appropriate ESA tools. Creating related objects in ESAp, maintaining corresponding information in local applications as required and ensuring the correctness and coherence of related information. Monitoring and controlling of timely implementation of actions related to procurement and contractual matters, including monitoring of financial commitments, payment milestones and invoicing. Supporting industrial invoicing process and payment verification and control. Supporting programme inventory and export control activities, maintain relevant inventory databases In the field of programme industrial return Initiation and coordination of the periodic updating of relevant Industrial Return data base to reflect the current commitments status and the industrial policy forecast for planned activities. Verification of coherence with ESA corporate Industrial Return data. Maintenance of list of specific compensation or improvement measures and followup the implementation. Verification of coherence of proposed procurement actions with the planned industrial return policy targets of the programmeproject, including the compensation measures. Support to programmeproject level risk management. Maintaining up to date the related data, performing data analysis, identifying deviations w.r.t. planstargets and production of associated reports to the responsible management and to the concerned customers when relevant. Operation of the associated management information tools and system databases. Support to the responsible entity in the definition of new and improvement of existing processes and tools and production of related documents. Support the execution of the directorates Risk Management process To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background experience is required 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. Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken, knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset. Experience in controlling andor management of activities and resources in aerospace industry. For some tasks knowledge of FinanceAccounting may be required. Highly proficient in the use of modern activities and resource management support toolsdatabases of standard office automation support software packages including in particular advance usage of Excel MsOffice and in particular advanced use of Excel. Experience as user of SAP and in particular ECC and SRM modules and familiarity with relevant ESA corporate applications e.g. ESAp is an asset. Ability to rapidly understand and adapt to ESA specific context and environment including ESA corporate IT applications. Past experience with ESA in relevant activities is an asset. About ESAESTEC The European Space Agency ESA has sites in several European countries. The European Space Research and Technology Centre ESTEC is the largest site and the technical heart of ESA. This nursery of European space activities is located in Noordwijk, Netherlands. At ESTEC, about 2500 engineers, technicians and scientists work handson with mission design, spacecraft and space technology. Almost all ESA projects except launchers are managed from ESTEC. In Noordwijk, people work on science missions, manned space missions, Earth observation, telecommunications and navigation satellites. ESTEC provides extensive testing facilities to verify the proper operation of spacecraft, such as the Large Space Simulator LSS, acoustic and electromagnetic testing bays, multiaxis vibration tables and the ESA Propulsion Laboratory EPL. Please send your CV to technologyaerospaceajilon.nl before 19032018

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Controller Assistant

2018-02-22 17:26:29| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. Package description Full details on application. Relocation assistance provided if applicable. Main responsibilities For our activities in ESTEC, we are currently looking for a Controller Assistant. The successful candidate will focus hisher activities on the following Screen and analyse the incoming requests for procurement and ensure the registration of all request and inquiries in the internal tracking system. Documentation for correctnesscompleteness prior to further processing. Follow up with the Financial Operations Division on Good Receives Notifications and Invoices. Support in esap the mapping of vendor invoices to Delivery request and orders. Maintain overview at any time on pending order request Maintain overview at any time on discrepancies of invoices and order request, missing Good receive Notifications Arrange internal reshipping of goods, in case a direct delivery to the user location was not possible. Support vendor RMA process for broken products, handle and manage repair and service requests. Maintain overview at any time on complaints and escalation about procurement of wrong items or of missing items. Maintain overview at any time of delivery times for all procurements. Administrative support of the IT procurement office for engaging with new suppliers and setting up new procurement agreements Liase with the ESA Procurement offices on all sites for issuing RFPs and Tenders for new IT supplier contracts. Organize and manage electronic and paper filing and reference system for email, correspondence, internal memoranda, reports, and other documents received or generated by the IT procurement office Prepare briefing files and materials for meetings, search for documentation and compile other materials as required. Organize and coordinate administrative arrangements for relevant internal and external meetings and events, including sending out invitations and agenda provide logistical assistance in relation to the travel of participants. Ideal candidate The successful candidate will bring a university degree Bachelor from a recognised Institute of secondary studies or equivalent and minimum 2 years of experience in the tasks similar to the ones described above. Additionally, the person requires experience with Taking responsibility and manages constructive criticism Working effectively with all clients and stakeholders Promoting continuous learning communicating clearly Taking initiative and drives high levels of performance management Planing work, anticipating risks, and setting goals within area of responsibility Contributing to a collegial team environment. Moreover, applicants should have Several years professional experience in administrative support for projects or procurement activities. A highly methodical approach to work, strong planning capabilities and excellent writtenspoken communication skills are required. A profound knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, specially Microsoft Excel are required. The candidate shall be experienced in preparing Powerpoint presentations. Knowledge of SAP is an advantage. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here. Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action. If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.

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