Vacancy in the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.
This post is classified A2–A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.
ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Head of the Knowledge Management (KM) Unit in the Quality, Dependability and Product Assurance Support Division, Product Assurance and Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
Reporting to the Head of the Quality, Dependability and Product Assurance Support Division, the Head of the Knowledge Management Unit is responsible for managing the Unit, its resources and its activities. In addition, the Head of Unit will be required to carry out and contribute to operational activities within the technical domains of the Unit. Regular reporting to the ESA Quality System Manager is also expected.
The Knowledge Management Unit is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining knowledge management expertise and standards. The Unit provides support on lessons learned and knowledge management to ESA directorates and manages corporate Knowledge Management activities. It also provides (via functional support) assistance to the Infrastructure Coordination Office, in particular in the area of information and library evolution.
Your management duties will include:
Your technical duties will include:
A master’s degree in engineering or technical sciences is required for this post.
Several years of experience in knowledge management, preferably in the space domain.
Knowledge and experience with quality management systems (ISO 9001, EN 9100).
Experience in developing and managing data systems would be an asset.
You must be customer-oriented and demonstrate awareness of customer requirements and expectations.
In addition, you should have:
For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.
The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.
The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us email email@example.com.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
According to the ESA Convention, the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States*. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from under-represented or balanced Member States*. (https://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/careers/NationalityTargets.pdf)
In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment conducted by an external background screening service.
Recruitment will normally be at the first grade in the band (A2); however, if the candidate selected has little or no experience, the position may be filled at A1 level.
*Member States, Associate Members or Cooperating States.