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Head of the Ariane 6 Programme

European Space Agency


Posted 3 weeks ago

Lead Cutting-Edge Space Transportation with ESA as the Head of the Ariane 6 Programme


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Paris, FR

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Join the European Space Agency (ESA), a pioneering force in space exploration and technology, as the Head of the Ariane 6 Programme. ESA offers an opportunity to shape the future of space transportation as you oversee the implementation of the Ariane 6 development programme, a cornerstone in Europe's access to space.

  • Oversee the launcher system and ground segment development.
  • Lead ESA's role in launcher system architecture and the exploitation programme.
  • Monitor compliance with high-level requirements and operational capability.
  • Master's degree in engineering.
  • Experience in launcher systems management and European space industry.
  • Leadership, cognitive, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to make pragmatic and timely decisions with integrity.

ESA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from all backgrounds are welcomed, especially women, and must be eligible for security clearance and comply with export control regulations.

We are looking for a Head of the Ariane 6 Programme in the Directorate of Space Transportation. You will be reporting directly to the Director of Space Transportation and will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Ariane 6 development programme and ESA activities in the context of the ramp-up of Ariane 6 production until full operational capacity is achieved.

The role entails leading the teams responsible for launcher system development, ground segment development, and the overall launch system architect role of ESA, including ESA’s future role in the Ariane 6 exploitation programme. You will also be responsible for monitoring compliance with the high-level requirements of the Ariane 6 launch system and the achievement of full operational capability at flight model 15.

Job requirements include a master's degree in engineering, experience in the management of the development and exploitation of launch systems, and interaction with European space industry at the highest level. You should also have proven experience of leading, motivating and developing a team, excellent cognitive, analytical, delegation, planning and organisational skills, and the ability to reach solution-oriented, pragmatic and timely decisions of a high standard and with integrity.

We are 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.

Please note that applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations & security clearance by their national security administrations.


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