Programme/Project Controller

  • Programme/Project Controller

    Deadline for applications 20/02/2019

    For one of our main clients ESA/ESTEC we are currently looking for a Programme/Project Controller for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, supporting the Business Control Administration Manager.

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 one of our main clients ESA/ESTEC we are currently looking for a Programme/Project Controller for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, supporting the Business Control Administration Manager.The post holder will be assigned to the Programme and Project Control Service under the direct responsibility of a Business Control and Administration Manager (BCAM) and will assist in coordinating internal resources and activities, interfacing with line management and stake holders.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • 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:
  • o Assisting in preparing, developing and maintaining programme level plans.o Assisting in the definition and in maintaining related work/procurement plans and related execution and contract actions plans using local tools as applicable.o Monitoring of the implementation of the programmes and of activities, as appropriate, and preparation of related reports and provision of management information as required.o Evaluating the results and main achievements of the programme, elaborating related KPIs, and preparing periodic overview publications.
  • 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 and purchases for consistency with Costat Completion (CAC) of industrial contracts;
  • Checking commitments for consistency with budgets and ESAs procedures and consumption of commitment ceiling and initiating related budgetary transfers as required;
  • Support to the preparation and follow-up of the Agencys tender actions;
  • Support to the proposal evaluations as expert for the price and schedule verification and analysis;
  • Support to the preparation of the financial contract commitment and the data entry of the milestone payment plans in the Agencys system(s);
  • Contributing to the elaboration, consolidation of related procurement workplans and detailed implementation plans (e.g. Contract Action Plan baseline) and related commitment consumption, cost and disbursement profiles;
  • Ensuring that above plans are properly inserted in the appropriate management tools;
  • Following-up of the progress of the procurement actions and contracts, and keeping track of status and maintaining the current actual and forecasting in the appropriate ESA tools.;
  • Creating related objects in ESA-p, maintaining corresponding information in local applications as required and ensuring the correctness and coherence of related information;
  • Monitoring and controlling of timely implementation of actions related to procurement and contractual matters, including monitoring of financial commitments, payment milestones and invoicing;
  • Supporting industrial invoicing process and payment verification and control;
  • Supporting programme inventory and export control activities, maintain relevant inventory databases;
  • Initiation and coordination of the periodic updating of relevant Industrial Return data base to reflect the current commitments status and the industrial policy forecast for planned activities;
  • Verification of coherence with ESA corporate Industrial Return data;
  • Maintenance of list of specific compensation or improvement measures and follow-up the implementation;
  • Verification of coherence of proposed procurement actions with the planned industrial return policy targets of the programme/project, including the compensation measures;
  • Support to programme/project level risk management;
  • Maintaining up to date the related data, performing data analysis, identifying deviations w.r.t. plans/targets and production of associated reports to the responsible management and to the concerned customers when relevant;
  • Operation of the associated management information tools and system databases;
  • Support to the responsible entity in the definition of new and improvement of existing processes and tools and production of related documents;
  • Support the execution of the directorates Risk Management process.


  • Masters in Engineering or equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, with relevant experience;
  • Good command of English written and oral;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of contract procurement process.

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 Olive Ordoña


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