Configuration and Doc. Management Officer on Earth Observation Projects

ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands
Jul 11, 2018
Aug 08, 2018
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Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of BMC - Business Management, Controlling & Administration. Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Overview ESA would like to get an experienced Configuration and Documentation Management Officer to support the Earth Observation Project Department and specifically the Earth Explorers Programme within the Earth Observation Directorate. He/she will work across the Earth Explorer projects and also be delegated to work on specific Projects. Initially the split will be 50% EarthCARE, 20% Altius and the rest on Flex and Aelous. As such he/she will liaise on a daily basis with the various members of his/her Projects and report to the Product Assurance Managers and Project Managers. Tasks will include:
  • Acting as the focal Configuration and Documents management expert within Earth Explorers to support the definition and maintenance of the project CM Processes and tools, to ensure exchange of experience and to promote some degree of standardisation.
  • Contribute towards the project CADM plans and monitor CM performance (together with the Product Assurance Managers).
  • Organise Configuration Control Boards (CCBs) for the disposition of RFWs, RFDs and configuration change requests / proposals. Specific tasks include.
  • Keeping Plato/Eclipse updated with new RfW/RfDs, project specific information and latest RfW/RfD status.
  • Notifying the CCB members and the experts/specialists for an evaluation of the RfW/RfD.
  • Preparing the draft MoM, a list of RfWs to be discussed and signed at the CCB.
  • Recording the outcome of the meeting and publishing signed MoMs.
  • Communicating outcome of CCB to parties involved.
  • Downloading processed RfW/RfDs into the documentation system.
  • Processing of DCNs.
  • Control the evolution of the Project Baseline Requirements and the provision of traceability for the changes.
  • Set up and coordinate Project Reviews to ensure the availability of the Data package and manage the RID/eRID System.
  • Supporting the implementation and maintenance of adequate configuration control methods and procedures, consistent with applicable standards/requirements.
  • Provide status data and maintaining a well-structured configuration record system.
  • Assist in the preparation of project audits.
  • Perform Data collection, extraction from different Corporate applications (e.g. PRISMA, Eclipse, Plato) and from various internal sources and data consistency checking and coherence analysis.
  • Support users in retrieving documents from local DMS, DMS's from external partners and/or industry, out of paper archives, other sources like ESTEC library, scanned documents on CD-ROM or via Internet, etc.
  • Other responsibilities as defined by the Product Assurance and Project Managers.
The contractor is expected to be or become quickly familiar with the Agency's internal IT tools needed for the conduct of his/her tasks. Specific qualification requirements
  • Master's degree or equivalent qualification in Engineering or Configuration Management.
  • At least 4 years of previous relevant practical working experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages with experience of high level Project Administration.
  • Knowledge of ESA Configuration and Documentation Management standards (ECSS).
  • Knowledge of ESA administrative and documentation management tools is an advantage.
  • Experience with ESA and Earth Observation projects is an advantage.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule.
  • Initiative and motivation to perform to high standards in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the outside world (e.g. Industry).
  • Fluent in the English language (spoken and written). Knowledge of other European languages is an asset.
Legal and Security Requirements
  • All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA.
  • Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident.
Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Contract
  • The selected candidate will receive good remuneration  in line with ESA Job Class.
  • Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands.
  • The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday.
  • Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included.
  • Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially.
  • Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme.
To be considered for this Position Provide prior to 2 March 2018 a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Form or CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone, at email quoting reference BMC-EOP-95. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 9 March 2018, 13.00 hours. Web Page