Scheduler/Risk Administration Officer


In support to one of ESA’s ongoing missions (expected to enter the B2 phase in Q3 2020) Sapienza is recruiting a Scheduler / Risk Administration Officer the Project in terms of schedule and risk control.

Responsibilities of the Scheduler/Risk Administration Officer

Provide support in schedule control for the Spacecraft, as defined in the ESA requirements and ECCS M-60:

  • Update the Schedule Database Architecture (schedule tree)
  • Decompose work package into schedule activities and milestones
  • Identify the logical relationships among schedule activities
  • Estimate the number of work periods to complete individual schedule activities
  • Develop the schedule
  • Enter project activities and milestones with attributes (durations, relationships, leads, lags, constraints, calendars and floats)
  • Organize project activities and milestones according to the schedule tree
  • Update current layouts and filters required to organize and communicate the schedule
  • Run the tool calculations
  • Analyse the schedule (activity sequence, durations and constraints)
  • Conduct Critical Path Analysis, schedule compression, simulations, what-if scenario
  • Collect schedule progress information from the Industrial Manager, the Work Package
  • Managers and Suppliers
  • Update the Current Schedule with agreed changes
  • Run the tool calculations and conduct the critical path analysis
  • Perform the schedule variance analysis; edit the schedule comparison bar chart
  • Prepare and issue Schedule reports or quick look reports (bar charts, progress, assessment, comments)
  • Provide master bar chart and trend charts for the internal monthly progress report
  • Save and archive the approved schedule as the Original Baseline Schedule and then as the Baseline Schedule Management up to the end of the project
  • Provide every 4-6 weeks (in line with progress meetings with ESA) overall update and schedule report.

    In addition, the following tasks in Risk Management will be expected:

  • Support the Project Manager in the implementation of Risk management activities in accordance with the Risk Management Plan, ESA requirements and ECSS-M-ST-80C

  • Consolidate to the risk management process from internal, commercial and Work package managers

  • Consolidate inputs to the risk management process from system/equipment/service provision subcontractors

  • Own and maintain the project risk database

  • Regular Risk and opportunity reporting

  • Organise and administer risk analysis meetings.

Profile of the Scheduler/Risk Administration Officer:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or similar;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience in scheduling and planning with experience in the application of schedule management and control principles;
  • Ability to establish/utilize advanced schedule control techniques, including Critical Path Analysis, Trend Chart Analysis and simulations;
  • Some experience in Risk Management, analysing probability and impact and maintaining an ongoing risk register;
  • Strong knowledge of SAP and Excel;
  • Previous experience working on ESA missions will be considered a strong advantage;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently in a heterogeneous team;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Willing to obtain EU (or UK) security clearances if needed;
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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