Planning & Schedule Officer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Project & Service Management Business Administration & Finance
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About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Planning & Schedule Officer.


  • Contribute to the preparation, development and maintenance of the overall schedule aspects of the project/missions, including all mission elements. The post holder shall establish and maintain regular schedule reporting from all mission elements, aggregate and integrate the schedules to a project reference schedule
  • Advise on Schedule and Control methods
  • Assist in establishing schedule data interfaces within the science project and the various mission elements (ground segment, spacecraft, payload, launcher
  • Support implementing and operating planning and control procedures to provide full visibility on all activities related to the progress, utilizing established procedures and information systems; the post holder shall interact and, if necessary, provide schedule support to mission participants in industry and academia to ensure the up-to-date and accurate schedule reporting;
  • Participate in the establishment of baseline schedule and plans;
  • Perform schedule analysis through Critical Path Analysis, Trend Chart Analysis and simulations
  • Assist in the identification of potential problem areas and proposing mitigation actions; preparing reports as required
  • Verify consistency between the schedule of the project Prime Contractors and the ones of his Subcontractors
  • Support in the preparation of tender documents with respect to schedule requirements and participating in the evaluation of proposals; assist in preparing information required for subsequent contract negotiations
  • Support the Project Controller(s) of the assigned mission(s) and the Head of the Project Control and Risk Management Service in executing their duties
  • Support the consolidation of inputs for the Cosmic Vision overall schedule
  • Utilisation of relevant local and/or Corporate management support toolsat both project and programme level.


  • Master’s Degree in Business/Administration or relevant
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Applicants should have a good working background in scheduling and other disciplines related to the tasks described.
  • Experience is essential in the application of schedule management and control principles; the preparation, negotiation and implementation of industrial procurements; the ability to establish/utilize advanced schedule control techniques
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate good planning and organization skills, an ability to synthesize information and a capability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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