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Project Control Engineer for Space Surveillance and Tracking


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Description: 

The European Commission is responsible for achieving the objectives of the European Space Policy and Programmes, for their management and organisation and their timely and cost-effective execution. This includes budget and schedule, establishment of main priorities and the critical path for the programme achievement.

  • Analyse the applicability of existing standards in space project management (in particular the standards of the European Cooperation for Space Standardization, as well as other relevant project management standards), focusing on the aspects of planning, costs, schedule, performance and risk management;
  • Define suitable project management systems and techniques for the Programmes based on the existing standards, tailored to the needs of the Programmes. These will inter alia include:
    • defining performance indicators for the Programmes in addition to the ones already included for example in the new GNSS Regulation8;
    • defining early warning tools for schedule, cost or performance drifts;
  • Support the Commission in the application of these management systems and techniques, including development of templates and formats for different types of reporting on the basis of the project management standards;
  • Evaluate project management systems and techniques implementation (including the performance indicators) and propose recommendations for improvement;
  • Assist in establishing and reviewing work breakdown structures, project schedules and budget planning.
  • Help compile data for the key performance indicators.
  • Assist in drafting the annual and quarterly reports, in particular by assessing the completion of programmatic priorities, including those defined in the annual work programme and on the basis of the management systems and techniques (notably indicators) developed, etc.
  • Support the redaction of ad-hoc reports for internal or external distribution.
Ideal Candidate: 
  • defining performance indicators for the Programmes in addition to the ones already included for example in the new GNSS Regulation8;
  • defining early warning tools for schedule, cost or performance drifts;
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