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RT-C/EOP-PM/00112 Programme/Project Controller

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Serco Nederland BV,/ Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.

Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Programme/Project Controller based at ESTEC.

Role Responsibility

The post holder will report to the Head of the Project Control and Management Support Office (EOP-PM) and 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. Typical Project Control duties will include:

  • 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.

The Ideal Candidate

Applicants should have a university master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field together with a strong background in business administration and controlling. The successful candidate will bring relevant experience and minimum 4 years of relevant professional working experience with the tasks mentioned above.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will bring appropriate skills and specific experience in the following fields:

  • Experience in the Administration and Control of projects, in the use of planning and project control tools, and in budget and accounting SAP software and databases is required.
  • Good knowledge of Excel is essential.
  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent planning and organisation 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.
  • Working language is English.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

Data Protection:

When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request.

You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

Package Description

Highly competitive salary 

Corporate Benefits Package 

Relocation Assistance (if applicable)

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services, employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries.

We work closely with the European Government Institutions & Space Agencies providing crucial Services with over 300 staff members.

The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve, Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have, you have an ability to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and to your community and country.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

Take pride in what you do.

Serco European Agencies

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