Project Controller (ESA-ESTEC)


Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Project Controller who will be supporting Project Control and Administration activities in the area of the Manpower Frame Contracts, Time Accounting System (TAS) and Earth Observation Projects Department missions.

Responsibilities of the Project Controller

Manpower Frame Contracts Support Activities

  • Managing the day-to-day running of the EOP-P Frame Contracts
  • Performing financial analysis, identification of potential problem areas proposing remedial actions and preparation of reports as required
  • Preparing and implementing contract documents e.g. Shopping Carts, Implementation Contracts, CCN’s
  • Liaising with Procurement concerning all contractual aspects
  • Maintaining the contractor master data in THREAD concerning arrivals, departures and internal movements
  • Monitoring THREAD for correct TCAR (Thread Cost Accrual Report) calculations and correct corresponding confirmations

Project Control Support Activities

  • Preparing, administrating and monitoring procurement actions (Contracts, Purchase Orders, etc.) within the ESA SAP system (esa-p) or other tools as required
  • Support to preparing, maintaining and reporting on the overall programmatic aspects (KPIs, finance, industrial return, progress control as well as general project administration) of one or more EOP-P missions, utilising established procedures and information systems
  • Monitoring activity contracts and interfacing with Industry on all financial and administrative matters to ensure their compliance with established formal requirements for management, costs, and industrial return
  • Timesheet Accounting System (TAS) Support Activities
  • Support the EOP-P Department in the management of the corporate TAS and the time recording of all EOP-P staff and contractors
  • Monitoring release and approval of time sheets
  • Verifying correct charging of timesheets to WBS
  • Monthly reporting of staff/contractor numbers to the BUC Office

Profile of the Project Controller

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent planning and organization skills, attention to detail and be able to work effectively in a team environment. They must possess good judgment, integrity and good communications skills
  • A good knowledge of management and controlling-related information systems is required and familiarity with modern corporate information systems, including SAP
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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