Octagon Professionals is constantly looking for the top talent available, who have a passion for space and/or space technology and is interested to join Octagon for projects at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk, The Netherlands (ESTEC).

ESTEC is a driven and technically strong organization, which seeks further additions to their teams in highly qualified, experienced professionals with an open mind, who can act independently and have the courage to challenge the limits and deliver the greatest value.

If you have over 4 years of relevant experience and think you have what it takes to join the technical ‘heart’ of European space activities, let us know!

Please contact us for further information on +31 (0) 70 3249 300 and/or send your application/CV to recruitment@octagon.nl. All enquiries and applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishing adequate processes for proper Product configuration control, including:
    • Configuration management planning.
    • Configuration items identification, technical requirements base lining, production and maintenance of configuration item data list (CIDL).
    • Management of configuration evolution, baselines verification, as-built control and inspections.
  • Establishment of configuration control methods, procedures and standards.
  • Establishing or assuring that adequate configuration control methods, procedures and standards are established and/or maintained, consistent with applicable standards/ requirements.
  • Preparing formal requirements for inclusion in industrial contracts.
  • Participating in Project Reviews.
  • Conducting configuration audits and configuration inspections.
  • Supervising the processing and disposition of Change Requests and/or Change Proposals.
  • Providing status data and maintaining a well-structured record system; acting as secretary to appropriate Boards established for the processing of changes.
  • Establishing and maintaining the approval system for all documents under formal ESA control, and maintaining the associated DRLs and DRDs.
  • Supporting the supervision and maintenance of the documentation library and archives.
  • Proposing automated methods and tools required to increase the performance of configuration and documentation control tasks.

Requirements:

  • University degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Engineering or Business Administration, with at least 4 years of relevant working experience.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken, knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.
  • Experience in controlling and/or management of activities and resources in the aerospace industry. For some tasks, knowledge of Finance/Accounting may be required.
  • Highly proficient in the use of modern activities and resource management support tools/databases of standard office automation support software packages including in particular advance usage of Excel (Ms-Office and in particular advanced use of Excel).
  • Experience as a user of SAP and in particular ECC and SRM modules and familiarity with relevant ESA corporate applications e.g. ESA-p) is an asset.
  • Ability to rapidly understand and adapt to ESA specific context and environment including ESA corporate IT applications. Past experience with ESA in relevant activities is an asset.
  • Proven experience in Configuration Management in Space Companies / Organizations.
  • Adequate knowledge and understanding of the applicable ESA Configuration Management requirements and standards such as MS-ESA-RQ-100, MS-ESA-RQ-108, ECSS-M40.
  • Good knowledge of the specific activities and/or organisation, of the applicable configuration management working procedures and support tool(s) are an asset.
  • Previous experiences in fields like Product Assurance, System Engineering and Production Control are an asset.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

Octagon Professionals International is a full-service recruitment and HR services firm with 30 years of experience in the European and international market. Our large network of professionals across multiple functional areas and multi-national team provide flexible solutions customized to individual client needs.

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