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Head of Ariane 6 Future Missions

European Space Agency


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Join the forefront of space exploration as Head of Ariane 6 Future Missions at the European Space Agency


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Paris, France

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The European Space Agency (ESA) stands at the cutting edge of space exploration, fostering diversity and inclusion within an environment ripe for professional growth. At its Paris headquarters, ESA is searching for a visionary leader to steer the Ariane 6 Future Missions towards new horizons.

Role Summary:

  • Lead the section supporting the development of Ariane 6 and complementary developments.
  • Coordinate with the Ariane 6 Chief Engineer and various support teams.
  • Provide foresight on space transportation systems to enhance launch services.

Role Requirements:

  • Over 15 years' experience in complex systems development, particularly in space transportation.
  • In-depth knowledge of project management and procurement.
  • Expertise in design-to-cost practices and team management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with integrity.
  • Prior experience with launcher developments like Ariane 5 and Vega is beneficial.

Benefits: ESA offers an inclusive work environment with a focus on diversity and professional development, including support for individuals with disabilities.

Application Details: Applicants must fulfill eligibility requirements for security clearance and access to controlled technology. ESA considers applications from nationals of its member states and requires candidates to potentially undergo selection tests.

The European Space Agency is an exciting organisation committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We are currently seeking a Head of Ariane 6 Future Missions to join our team at ESA Headquarters in Paris, France.

The Role: As the Head of Ariane 6 Future Missions, you will lead a section that carries out launch system tasks in support of the development of Ariane 6, including complementary developments. Your section will also support foresight on space transportation systems as necessary to serve the implementation of launch services. You will work in close coordination with the Ariane 6 Chief Engineer, and you will be supported by the oversight and embedded teams, project control services, product assurance and safety, and programme management, while also receiving technical support from CNES, the DLR and the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (D/TEC).

Job Requirements: Applicants for this post should have 15+ years of experience in the development of complex systems and excellent knowledge of space transportation systems. Previous involvement in launcher developments such as Ariane 5 and Vega would be an asset. You must show excellent knowledge of project management and procurement, demonstrate mastery of design-to-cost practice, and display organisational skills as well as an aptitude for team management. You must be self-motivated and disciplined, have integrity and possess good communication skills.

Benefits: We offer a diverse and inclusive working environment with a strong focus on professional development and growth. 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.

Application Details: Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations. Applicants must be eligible for security clearance by their national security administrations. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. 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.


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