Lead Project Controller

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Lead Project Controller

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.

Working for EUMETSAT, you can make a world of difference and be a part of something that makes a positive impact on society. You will be at the cutting edge of satellite technology, with a meaningful role in an organisation focused on space-based observations of the Earth’s weather and climate.

The Lead Project Controller will be responsible for financial, budget, cost planning and control services to the departments responsible for operations, maintenance, evolution and upgrade of operational satellite systems. They will also provide support to the development programmes for next generation satellite systems.

What you’ll be doing

  • Deliver Project Planning and Control services to the Technical and Scientific Support department (TSS) and Operations and Support to Users department (OPS), following documented processes, and manage the Project Control team allocated to these tasks;
  • Consolidate the planning assumptions for those satellite programmes that are in their operational phase and analyse the schedule of activities for consistency with the cost planning;
  • Provide TSS and OPS departmental inputs to the overall budget and financial planning of EUMETSAT, including maintaining a financial profile for the programmes in their operational phase and coordination of inputs with the PRD department as regards development programmes for next generation satellite systems;
  • Provide cost-at-completion and analysis of margins, establishing and maintaining cost baselines related cost scenarios, for programmes in their operational phases;
  • Define and provide progress reporting to management, including performance indicators and analysis of deviations and trends;
  • Support the Project Planning and Control Competence Area Manager, and contribute to the overall harmonisation and improvement of project planning and control processes, standards and methodologies, working practices and tools.

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, up to Euro 7500 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).

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Engineering, Economics or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience, preferably in an engineering environment, in project planning and control activities and in managing resource allocation;
  • Proven experience of team management, including planning and monitoring of activities and keeping critical skills up-to-date;
  • Proven knowledge and practice of administrative processes based on integrated financial system (e.g. SAP) and strong MS Excel ability;
  • Very good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience working in a matrix-based organisation would be an advantage.

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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