Project Management and Control Officer

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

69-103k

Full Time

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Job description

ABOUT US

We are EUSPA - the European Union Agency for the Space Programme. We provide safe and secure European satellite navigation services, advance the commercialization of Galileo, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), and Copernicus data and services, while engaging in secure SATCOM (GOVSATCOM & IRIS2), and operating the Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Front-Desk. Through these projects, EUSPA enhances European autonomy in space technologies, fosters innovation and creativity, supports European transport net and agriculture, all while contributing to the economic growth and health of the European Union.

The Project Management Office and Quality (PMQ) Department provides the standards, methodologies and tools for the implementation of all EUSPA operational programs and development activities. PMQ is collocated at different sites of the Agency and comprises of teams of experts with background in classical Project Management Office (PMO) disciplines, knowledge of Product and Quality Assurance, as well as expertise in Cost Engineering and Business Solutions.

The Project Management Office (PMO) team provides expertise transversally to all programmes of the Agency in budget and contract management, risks and opportunities management, schedule management, internal and external reporting, and contributes to procurements, grants and prices actions and activities.

This position is based in our Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, one of the more affluent suburbs of Paris.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO DO

We are looking to recruit a Project Management and Control Officer to join our PMO team within the PMQ department who will deliver project management and control services to strategic and critical EU Space programme components entrusted to the Agency.

You will be assigned the following main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Deploy the project management and control processes and maintain tools required to manage EUSPA programmes and procurements in terms of budget, schedule, and risks & opportunities;

  • Manage formal and informal reporting to the European Commission, EU Member States, contractors and other stakeholders as required by the Agency’s needs;

  • Manage the execution of operational service contracts for EU space components;

  • Provide support to the Agency procurement activities in the area of project management requirements and additional programmatic aspects;

  • Coordinate and follow-up the project management and control tasks that are delegated to other internal stakeholders;

  • Liaise with other departments, notably in the area of Administration and Operations, to ensure the execution of related corporate tasks, such as planning, reporting, auditing, administration, financial & budget management, risk management;

  • Provide support to the PMO Team Lead, the PMQ Head of Department and/or other teams of the PMQ department as required.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • University degree in business administration, finance, economics, engineering or another relevant field;

  • Experience in maintaining budget, schedule and/or risks management frameworks;

  • Experience in preparing reports from a variety of data sources and synthetising complex information;

  • Experience in managing multi-million contracts in an international environment, preferably in space, security and/or defence domain(s);

  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies and standards, preferably holding a project management certification;

  • Knowledge (by training or experience) of quality frameworks and standards (ECSS, ISO, ITIL) is considered an asset;

  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English;

as well as

  • Motivation for the job;

  • Effective communication skills;

  • Service oriented attitude, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to deliver accurate work, prioritise, and organise workload effectively under pressure.

WHAT WE OFFER

We are committed to supporting your onboarding and continuous development, and providing benefits that matter to you.

We offer a generous overall remuneration package that comprises of competitive salary, family allowances and tuition fees for nurseries and educational facilities for your children, 24/7 worldwide health and dental insurance, minimum of 24 days annual leave (with additional days depending on grade and age) plus 16 days public holidays, and a very competitive pension entitlement after 10 years of service with EU.

At EUSPA, we offer wide range of training courses aimed at developing your skills and keeping them abreast with the latest developments in the field. Additionally, we provide training in transversal skills such as leadership and strategic management, diversity and inclusion, ethics, resilience, languages and many more.

We realise the importance of work/life balance and maintaining balance between the advantages of working from home and the need for regular face-to-face contact in the office to build both working and social relationships. Therefore, following relocation we offer flexible working time and telework options under certain conditions. On top of regular leave days we offer special leave for those exceptional events (such as maternity/paternity leave, adoption or birth, parental or family leave, as well as moving home, elections etc.)

Deadline for applications is 1 August 2024 at 11:59 AM (CET)

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