ESA is looking for a Head of the Galileo Space Segment Product Assurance Unit.
You will be assigned as integrated support from the Product Assurance & Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering & Quality to the Directorate of Navigation and will report to the Head of the Navigation Product Assurance and Safety Office regarding project-specific responsibilities and duties. With respect to maintenance of professional standards, implementation of the overall ESA Product Assurance and Safety (PA&S) policy, and contributions to corporate tasks (e.g. reviews, standardisation, alerts, lessons learned, etc.), you will report to the Head of the Product Assurance and Safety Department, via, and with the coordination of, the Head of the Navigation PA & Safety Office. Specific responsibilities and duties include:
You will be responsible, within your competence domain, for:
In the execution of these tasks, you will be supported by experts from the Galileo project team and the ESA Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality. In addition to the Project responsibilities, you will support NAV PA&S Office activities as necessary, including improvement initiatives and coordination meetings.
General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position
Experience in the management of PA for a large project
Experience with the application of RAMS tools and methods
Experience in supporting ESA programmes/projects and knowledge of their technical and programmatic requirements in relevant technical domains
Experience in ESA procurement processes and contract management as well as applied negotiation skills
Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews
Resource management experience
Experience with Space Quality Standards and their preparation and implementation
Developing & motivating people
Strategic vision & business context
Fostering cooperation & effective team-working
Master’s degree in engineering or technical sciences is required.
Security clearance from the relevant national security administration is required. In addition, you should have:
Previous people management experience is an asset.
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The closing date for applications is 1 March 2021.
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