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Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Cost Engineer

Expires: July 14, 2020

For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a Cost Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Cost Engineering Section.

Job Overview

For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a Cost Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Cost Engineering Section.

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Preparation of cost estimates in support of ESA projects, based on technical, programmatic and procurement information;
  • Analyses of industrial contractor estimates and prices;
  • Participation to Tender Evaluation Boards and associated cost related panels;
  • Participation in ESA project reviews;
  • Support to industrial contracts negotiations;
  • Cost engineering tasks in Concurrent Design Facility studies.
  • Projects data collection, analysis, normalisation and entry into the existing Cost Engineering database.
  • Cost models development. This includes cost, schedule and risk aspects.
  • Cost Estimates including schedule and cost risk estimates.
  • Provision of Cost Estimate reports according to the ESA standards.
  • Accountability records consisting in comparing in a structured manner the external estimates and prices versus the internal estimates.
  • Benchmarking and calibrating internal and external cost models.

Requirements

Master degree in engineering, preferably related to space with at least 4 years of relevant experience;
Ability to readily assimilate input data and providing timely output;
Ability to work independently and establish good working relations with relevant actors in ESA and Industry;
Reliability, objectivity, thoroughness and initiative;
Good communication skills;
Knowledge of ESA and its programmes and projects is an asset;
Broad knowledge of current developments in the space industry;
Basic economics knowledge;
System engineering skills are a benefit.
Proven experience in cost engineering;
Familiarity in the use of standard office automation support software packages (such as Word, Excel) and of commercial database system (e.g. Access), electronic mail and Web based applications. 

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