Cost Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [1369]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting a Cost Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC) who will be giving Costs Engineering Support to the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.


  • Bench-marking and calibrating internal and external cost models
  • Accountability records consisting in comparing in a structured manner the external estimates and prices versus the internal estimates
  • Provision of Cost Estimate reports according to the ESA standards
  • Cost Estimates including schedule and cost risk estimates
  • Cost models development. This includes cost, schedule, and risk aspects
  • Projects data collection, analysis, normalization and entry into the existing Cost Engineering database
  • Preparation of cost estimates in support of ESA projects, based on technical, programmatic and procurement information
  • Analyses of industrial contractor estimates and prices
  • Participation to Tender Evaluation Boards and associated cost related panels
  • Participation in ESA project reviews
  • Support to industrial contracts negotiations
  • Cost engineering tasks in Concurrent Design Facility studies


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or relevant
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • System engineering skills are a benefit
  • Basic economics knowledge
  • Knowledge of costs models
  • Broad knowledge of current developments in the space industry
  • Knowledge of ESA and its programmes and projects is an asset
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliability, objectivity, thoroughness, and initiative
  • Ability to work independently and establish good working relations with relevant actors in ESA and Industry
  • Ability to readily assimilate input data and providing timely output
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than 14/07/2020 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com


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