ESA is looking for an Ariane 6 Launch Base Manager.
Under the direct authority of the Ariane 6 Launch System Engineering Manager you are tasked with the implementation of Ariane Launch Base Development and any Complementary Developments/Adaptations that may become necessary due to an evolution of the Launch System.
In this context, you will manage the development of the following typical Launch System Ground Segment systems:
You will manage a team which will work in tight coordination with the Ariane 6 Launch System Architect team to ensure that the Launch Base activities remain fully coherent with Ariane 6 Launch System needs. You will steer Launch Base activities in such a way as to minimise and master any deviation with respect to Launch System workplans.
You, and your team:
Your duties further include:
Multi-disciplinary knowledge of area of responsibility
Knowledge of industrial costs and schedule aspects
Knowledge of other technical domains with interfaces to own area of responsibility
Launch complexes development and PA standards
Management of large contracts including civil works, infrastructure, servitudes and complex EGSE
Financial and planning control for large contract
Complex project risk management processes
Knowledge of ESA and industrial development, verification and procurement processes
Preparation and execution of test and launch campaigns
On ground environmental effects
Lean, model-based processes analysis techniques
A Master’s degree in Engineering is required.
You should have at least 15 years professional experience with Launch Systems.
You should further have:
the potential to manage individuals or a team
the ability to organise your activities and ensure a motivating work environment
strong leadership capabilities, with proven relationship management and communication skills
the ability to drive your team’s performance, developing your people by encouraging learning, delegating responsibility and giving regular and constructive feedback
strong problem-solving skills to deal with day-to-day operational challenges, together with demonstrated planning and organisational skills
strong results orientation with the ability to set priorities and present practical solutions both orally and in writing
the ability to manage challenging situations proactively and constructively.
People management experience is an asset, as is international experience, i.e. outside your home country, as well as experience in diverse functional areas relevant to ESA activities.
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The closing date for applications is 18 January 2021.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia and Slovenia.
According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from under-represented Member States. (https://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/careers/NationalityTargets.pdf)
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support.
For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
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