Assistant Resource Controller

  • Assistant Resource Controller

    Deadline 18/09/2019

    For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for an Assistant Resource Controller for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Controlling Unit.

Job overview

The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium. ESA is Europes gateway to Space!

For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for an Assistant Resource Controller for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Controlling Unit.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • It covers support to the planning, monitoring and operations of the BUs financial resources (i.e. budgets, costs and disbursement) and to ensuring the overall coherence with the BUs activities. It includes in particular support to:;
  • Elaboration of recharge rates for the Cost Centres of the BU, controlling of their overall financial balance, contribution to the recharging process;
  • Monitoring and controlling of the financial resources versus plans, identifying deviations w.r.t. plans/targets and producing related reports to the responsible management, etc;
  • Maintaining related master data for the BU such as WBS, Analysis/Cost Centres;
  • Contributing to the overall efficiency of related processes and tools, and to coherence and quality of related data;
  • Implementing all administrative actions related to procurement and contractual matters, including data entry in ESA Corporate (sap) and local application as appropriate and monitoring of financial commitments and payment milestones, invoicing, etc.;
  • Supporting the Business Unit Control (BUC) Office during the financial interim and year-end closure and for any other processes as required;
  • Supporting the BUC Office in the implementation of the overall workforce resource planning including the writing of the Service Level Agreements with the internal clients and obtaining their signatures;
  • Collecting, consolidating and implementing (internal EXCEL database and dedicated SAP module Timesheet Accounting System (TAS)) the required adjustments of the Service Level Agreements, necessary for the manpower rate calculation of the Business Unit concerned;
  • Supporting the administrative implementation and monitoring of the manpower capacity in TAS for the domains under her/his direct responsibility;
  • To act as Local Configurator of Timesheet system;
  • Acting as Cost Centre Controller for some designated BU of a Department;
  • Supporting the implementation and monitoring of the designated BU EsaNow IT Policy;
  • Liaising with the ESTEC Frame contract / procurement team for the issuing of Requests for Tender and subsequent implementation in THREAD for contractor workforce management;
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as requested by management.


  • Detailed knowledge of the ESAs Working and Procurement procedures is highly desirable;
  • Ability to liaise directly and independently with the Contracts and Purchase Office to follow up all relevant activities related to Shopping Carts, RFX, TEB nominations etc;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office tools is a necessity as well as financial and related systems (SAP);
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure both within a team and autonomously;
  • University degree (Bachelor) from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration (with an understanding of finance processes), with relevant experience;
  • In depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a requirement.

What do we offer

ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.

Contact Silvia Zaccagnini

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