Configuration Management Officer (ESA-ESTEC)




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Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Configuration Management Officer to support the directorate of NAV at ESA-ESTEC. Configuration control covers both ESA internal activities, activities performed by Industrial Contractors and other external parties to D/NAV such as EC and GSA. The tasks also cover the daily operation, maintenance and change control for records in the Navigation Directorate’s Documentation and Configuration Management System. This includes the participation in and to support improvements of the processes related to the use of electronic documentation and configuration systems, management tools (e.g. for action tracking) and other relevant IT tools. The documentation and configuration tasks are rendered by the CADM Office to given programmes, projects and specific organizational entities within the Navigation Directorate.

Responsibilities of the Configuration Management Officer

  • 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 Establishment of configuration control methods, procedures and standards.
  • Establishing and/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 performance of configuration and documentation control tasks.

Profile of the Configuration Management Officer

  • Master’s Degree in equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognized Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, with relevant experience
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in controlling and/or management of activities and resources in 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 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.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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