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Future Projects System Engineer


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Description: 

Sapienza is looking to recruit a System Engineer to work with ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The candidate will work with the SCI-F Future Missions Department on the PRODEX Programme. The PRODEX Office implements experiments and instruments prepared at national level, selected and/or endorsed by ESA in accordance with its own rules and procedures, for ESA missions or for National missions. The PRODEX Office coordinates the experiment development and implementation, awards industrial contracts and implements, manages and monitors the corresponding industrial developments.

  • Providing inputs to and support to the definition of the programme of work for the development of the PRODEX experiments within the scientific institutes, in line with the instructions received from the head of the PRODEX Office. This task will include supporting the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the research agreements between the Institutes and the PRODEX Office
  • Assisting in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of industrial contracts. This includes:
    • Providing inputs to the preparation of Tender Documents, participating in proposal evaluations, prepare inputs to subsequent contract negotiations, monitor the end-to-end development of the activities contracted to the industrial consortia
    • Monitoring the technical, schedule and financial status of the developments assigned to her/him, identify potential problem areas and recommend solutions
  • Liaising between scientific institutes and industry when contracts are running
  • Interfacing internally with the ESA project teams or specialists on technical/programmatic matters and with
    the ESA-ESTEC administration regarding the financial and contractual matters
  • Providing Management and Programmatic inputs to the Head of PRODEX Office as required
  • Preparing / providing inputs to reports as required
Ideal Candidate: 
  • Providing inputs to the preparation of Tender Documents, participating in proposal evaluations, prepare inputs to subsequent contract negotiations, monitor the end-to-end development of the activities contracted to the industrial consortia
  • Monitoring the technical, schedule and financial status of the developments assigned to her/him, identify potential problem areas and recommend solutions
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