Programme Management Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Programme Management Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We are currently looking for an experienced Programme Management Engineer to join our international team of young and inspiring engineers and industry professionals, tasked with driving innovation within the Space, Satellite and Earth Observation sector.

This role is rooted in EUMETSAT’s commitment to the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation programme and will provide the opportunity to work with leading IT, Space and Earth Observation organisations and domain experts to make a positive impact on society!

BACKGROUND

Building on its multi-mission infrastructure and synergies with its own missions, EUMETSAT is the operator of those Copernicus missions dedicated to ocean (Jason-3, Sentinel-3) and atmospheric composition (Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5) monitoring.

Through its Copernicus Mission Development Division (CMD), EUMETSAT also cooperates with European Space Agency in the design and development of future and next generation Sentinel satellite systems, focusing on system-level and Ground Segment activities.

Reporting to the Head of CMD Division the Programme Support Engineer provides Programme/Project Management support to programmes and projects under preparation or development.

This includes programme planning and scheduling and supervising the contracted CMD programme planning and scheduling service, action management, progress tracking, analysis & reporting and programmatic support to technical, cost, schedule and risk assessments.

DUTIES

  • Ensure coordination on Programme/Project Management methodologies across CMD programmes/projects;
  • Support H/CMD and CMD Programme/Project Managers in their day-to-day management activities, including baseline changes;
  • Regularly review and analyse the programmes’ schedule(s), status of deliverables and identify any issues for action or resolution within EUMETSAT or with international partners;
  • Support the generation of progress reporting to CMD and PRD management and the Copernicus Programme Office (CPO). This includes also the definition, maintenance and improvement to the analysis of key performance indicators and programme management dashboards;
  • Generate and maintain registers of risks and other critical issues relevant for the CMD programmes/projects and support the risk management & mitigation process.
  • Prepare and support internal and external management meetings across the programmes; record actions from these meetings and follow up these actions, reporting any criticalities to the programme/project managers and H/CMD;
  • Interface with different matrix functions in the organisation especially supporting interactions between Programme/Project Managers and EUMETSAT administrative and supporting divisions, as well as with the EUMETSAT Copernicus Programme Office (CPO) and PRD Programme Management Office (PMO), as required. This includes:
    • Support the definition, maintenance and continuous improvement of Programme/Project Management Plans, tailoring of processes and working practises compliant with the applicable Organization Management System;
    • Support Programme Managers in the definition and maintenance of plans and agreements with external partners;
    • Support the structuring and costing of new activities in CMD.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 6,500 NET (after tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable).

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience in project management preferably in the frame of international space development programmes. A Programme/Project management certification (e.g. PMP, PRINCE 2) is considered an asset;
  • Proven technical understanding of complex system development. Experience with Earth Observation space systems is considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated transversal attitude and proven ability to manage and facilitate complex interfaces, both technically and programmatically;
  • Ability to understand, synthesise, and report on complex technical and programmatic issues and appreciate conflicting interests;
  • Familiarity of quality assurance processes, procedures and continuous improvement cycles (PDCA). Proficient use of MS Office, MS Project; use of SAP and web based collaboration platforms for reporting and/or actions management is advantageous;
  • Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to apply them to the management of a team and to the interactions with other teams are essential.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree or equivalent vocational experience.

More about us

EUMETSAT’s role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT can recruit nationals only from the 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

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