Planning and Scheduling Officer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [2228]

Field(s) of expertise
Project and Service Management
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

We are seeking a Planning and Scheduling Officer to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC) in the Netherlands. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into one of the most sought after space agencies in the world.


  • Provide schedule support in major tender evaluations of the projects.
  • Provide support to, and/or participate in, contractual and technical negotiations for schedule aspects.
  • Provide schedule support to the major technical reviews of the main projects in the Directorate to ensure schedule objectives are met.
  • Support the projects in their schedule interactions with our international partners.
  • Assist the projects in the day to day schedule monitoring and control ofits industrial consortium against the baseline schedule.
  • Conduct specific ad hoc schedule analysis of project activities as needed.
  • Support the schedule and risk management process of the projects.
  • Assist the HRE Project Control section in the design and implementation of new schedule control / progress monitoring techniques.
  • Scheduler tasks will bring the incumbent in contact with our project’s industrial consortia and with the international partner organisations.


  • Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent University degree from a recognised institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, with relevant experience.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise with the use of modern schedule software tools (at least both MS Project, Primavera).
  • Expertise with the techniques that allow the use of such software tools to provide active schedule management and best scheduling practices.
  • Experience with the schedule peculiarities of spacecraft development is an asset.
  • Proactivity, good communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the technical personnel in our projects and colleagues of different backgrounds (engineering, management, legal).
  • Capability to summarise and present complex information to colleagues and senior management in a concise and clear manner.
  • Capability to work autonomously and at the same time be able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Problem solving mind set and high capacity to deliver are highly considered.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.


Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • Support provided on relocation – Information available upon request.
  • Company Events.

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