Programme/Project Controller (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration & Finance
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Programme/Project Controller to assist in a coordinating internal resources and activities, interfacing with line management and stake holders in Navigation Directorate in ESA.


Support to the planning, preparation, execution and follow-up of projects /programmes activities in terms of schedule, related procurement actions, costs including preparation of CaC as relevant, manpower including support, etc. including:

  • Assisting in preparing, developing and maintaining programme level plans
  • Assisting in the definition and in maintaining related work/procurement plans and related execution and contract actions plans using local tools as applicable
  • Monitoring of the implementation of the programmes and of activities, as appropriate, and preparation of related reports and provision of management information as required
  • Evaluating the results and main achievements of the programme, elaborating related KPIs, and preparing periodic overview publications

In the field of resources (i.e. financial and manpower) for programme/project(s):

  • Assisting in the preparation of long-term, medium term and in-year resource plans
  • Monitoring and controlling the implementation of the plans in line with resource targets, performing forecasting, identifying deviations and related recovery actions, producing related reports
  • Reviewing / checking of ESA internal expenditures such as re-charges, support services andpurchases for consistency with Cost–at– Completion (CAC) of industrial contracts
  • Checking commitments for consistency with budgets and ESA’s procedures andconsumption of commitment ceiling and initiating related budgetary transfers as required


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Business Administration or equivalent
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Quick learner, diligent and accurate
  • Able to work autonomously and with initiative whilst remaining a team player
  • Service orientated
  • Familiarity with SAP and good proficiency in MS Excel a ‘must’
  • The work associated to this position can require handling of classified documentation. The candidate shall confirm to be eligible and willing to apply to a Personal Security Clearance. The previous possession of a Personal Security Clearance will be considered positively
  • Knowledge of contract procurement process
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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