Project Planning Consultancy for Ground Segment LEO satellites (f/m) Ref. 2016_522

Bishop GmbH
Darmstadt, Hessen (DE)
according to experience and qualifications
21 Dec 2016
16 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

For our customer in the space industry we are looking for a suitable candidate on the base fulltime (AÜG) for 24 months (possible extension +1 year) for the location Darmstadt, Germany starting in February 2017 for the position:

Project Planning Consultancy for Ground Segment LEO satellites (f/m) Ref. 2016_522

Your responsibilities:
Consultancy, project planning and coordination to support the LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite programme development activities

Consultant will be assigned within the Low Earth Orbit Division (LEO) & be involved in programme activities on the EPS Second Generation development (Ground Segment) or on Sentinel 6 Jason-CS development (System and Ground Segment)

Consultancy will be provided to the EPS-SG Ground Segment Team (or the Jason CS Project Team, as requested) for planning and scheduling aspects

Maintain a detailed development logic and schedule of the EPS-SG Ground Segment (or Jason-CS System and Ground Segment, as requested):

including all the subsystems and services, consistently with overall programme constraints, and in coordination with the relevant teams, contractors and partners

Performing a critical path analysis of each version of the schedule

Follow-up subsystems developments and participate in necessary meetings and reviews

Track progress against agreed development plans and Interaction Documents and signal any likely or identified deviations from these plans, together with the elaboration of proposals to reduce the impact of any delays

Provide inputs to the EPS-SG Ground Segment (or Jason-CS System and Ground Segment, as requested) Plans concerning the development logic, schedule and interactions

Provide regular summary reports on development progress against the development schedule and the status of interactions

Identify interactions between subsystems and partners/contractors and associate them with main development milestones and work breakdown structure. Prepare and maintain Interactions Documents, defining interactions between subsystems, together with their need dates.

Interactions will cover such areas as:
Deliverables: hardware, software, databases, documentation, algorithms, test data sets, tools, configuration statuses
Support: mutual review support, joint test and operational rehearsals preparation and execution, test data analyses

Access to: services, sites, facilities, infrastructure and interfaces

Manage the configuration of EPS-SG Ground Segment (or Jason-CS System and Ground Segment) Schedule and Interactions Documents versions, provide consultancy on planning activities within LEO

Your skills:
At least a University degree

At least 3 years experience of performing project planning activities preferably on large and complex development projects in the aerospace (or similar) domain

Demonstrated ability to define system development logic, lifecycle & schedules and successfully implement them

Working experience with technical aspects of system components & their development constraints

Proficiency with MS-Project, Certification in project management would be advantageous

Working experience in a rigorous manner with formal configuration management of schedule versions

Advantageous: Knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures and processes

Advantageous: Experience of Earth Observation systems and/or Ground Segment development.

Fluent and able to work effectively in English, knowledge of French is an advantage

Formal monthly reporting in intervals and in the events of a major task completion, technical documentation delivered to the Technical Officer from LEO

Willingness to travel within Europe

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