Programme Project Controller

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Medior
  • Den Haag

Altran is the global leader in Engineering and R&D services. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. Altran is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC.

The candidate we are looking for will be responsible for the project control activities of Projects, within the Telecommunications Technologies, Product & Systems Dept (TIA-T), and will report to the Head of Management and Project Control Support Office.


What you will do

Duties include the preparation and maintenance of overall programmatic aspects of the project, i.e. cost, finance, documentation, progress control and reporting, as well as risk related aspects with the aim to provide full visibility on all aspects related to programme resources.

Specific duties include:

  • implementing and operating planning and control procedures to provide full visibility on all activities related to the progress, while ensuring compliance with established requirements for management reporting on cost, schedule, resources and industrial return;
  • assisting in the preparation of tender documents or contract change with respect to management, cost and schedule/planning requirements and participating in the evaluation of proposals, preparing information required for subsequent contract negotiations and participating in all tasks related to placing of contracts;
  • supporting the implementation and management of industrial contracts, monitoring assigned contracts with respect to cost, progress, invoicing, payments, industrial return, geo return, deviations from plans and trends.
  • establishing and maintaining of annual budgets, manpower planning, cost at completion and geo return files;
  • monitoring financial commitments for compliance with budgetary provisions and financial regulations;
  • administering of manpower, missions and industrial procurements from a financial perspective (using WLMS tool)
  • participating to reviews and progress meetings;
  • providing required programmatic, workforce and financial data as well as support with analysis of such data as required preparing the regular programmatic and financial reporting to ESA management and national delegations;
  • supporting the risk management process
  • Implementing and maintaining the tools and the procedures for Project
  • Documentation System


What you will bring

  • Masters in Engineering or equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognized Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, together with a project control background and experience in the disciplines related to the tasks under consideration.



  • Experience in controlling and/or management of activities and resources in aerospace industry;
  • Experience in maintaining a Cost at Completion, anticipating and highlighting areas of concern, initiating mitigation actions.
  • -Experience in preparation of synthetic reports with deviations from plans and trends. This includes Industrial as well as Operational cost;
    • Experience with the application of project management and project control principles related to the preparation, negotiation and implementation of industrial procurements;
    • Experience with industrial return forecasting and reporting is an asset ;
    • Experience in maintenance of a risk register, high level schedule and document configuration control;
    • Experience in project review and risk management processes;
    • Experience in the analysis of business cases / 3rd party investments is an asset;
    • Highly proficient with planning and project control tools (e.g. SAP, MS Excel, MS Project).
    • Excellent planning and organization skills and attention to detail, good judgment and a pragmatic approach;
    • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and stringent schedule;
    • Good sense of contacts and communications, ability to interface at appropriate level with relevant actors within and outside of the Directorate;
    • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken, knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset;


What we will offer

  • A permanent contract with a competitive salary
  • Flexible secondary conditions
  • Extensive training programs through our Altran Academy
  • Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included.


About Altran

As global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, we work side by side with our clients in the creation and development of new products and services. We are on the cutting edge of technology and have established ourselves as the go-to partner for technical innovation and process improvement. Altran is proud to be the leader in its field.

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