Configuration Management Engineer

Noordwijk aan Zee

Are you a Configuration Management professional? Do you have experience within the space industry?

We are looking for a Configuration Management Engineer who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities:

  • Analyze and contribute to the specification of relevant processes for Segment and System CI identification, verification and control in support of NAV engineering activities;
  • Support implementation and maintain programmatic, contractual and technical Baselines;
  • Contribute to the generation of product documents such as Product Tree, CIDL, ABCL, CSAR and CSR (Configuration Status Report);
  • Follow-up and document product configuration evolutions from as-contracted, as-designed, as-developed, as delivered, as-deployed, as-installed to as-operated;
  • Perform configuration audits, inspections and CI identification;
  • Configure, operate, report from and improve CM databases.
  • Prepare and follow-up as secretary of an entrusted Configuration Control Board (CCB) including improvement of the CCB Terms of Reference;
  • Support processing and disposition of CCB documents for review and approval including improvement of the relevant DMPs (Document Management Plan);
  • Provide status data and maintaining a well-structured record system for relevant CM processes and transactions;
  • Contribute to or maintain entrusted project documentation such as BRN (Baseline Release Note), CISL, DRL and DRDs where requested;
  • Support preparation formal CM requirements for inclusion in industrial contracts.
  • Support technical and non-technical project reviews by managing the relevant documentation in tools and provide product CM expertise;
  • Register, distribute and archive documents, as well as provide of reproductions of documents and media;
  • Regular review of the status of documents in the different archive and storage locations and align this information in the Documentation and Configuration Management System database;
  • Generate and maintain the documentation and configuration tracking lists;
  • Support the management of the User Account List to the Directorate's servers and services.
  • Documentation Handling and other support tasks:
  • Support users for entering and retrieving documents from various Documentation and Configuration Management related server systems (internally and externally);
  • Liaise with industrial partner's CADM officers and documentalists for exchanging data and resolving documentation and configuration related issues;
  • Support to the analysis of CM related KPIs for internal and external activities including monitoring of application and maturity of configuration control methods, procedures and standards including identification of improvements.


  • Master in Engineering or equivalent university degree from a recognized Institution of secondary studies;
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience preferably in Configuration Management;
  • Experience in handling Sensitive Information;
  • Expertise in applying and configuring at least one PLM, asset management or CM process relevant tool such as Windchill, Jira, SAP, Eclipse, Hardcat, WAND, ClearCase/ClearQuest;
  • Expertise in applying at least two CM process relevant standards such as ECSS-M-ST-40C, NASA IVV-10, CM-II-100, ITIL, SAE EIA-649, DOD-STD, MIL-STD, ISO 10007, IEEE Std-828, SEI-CMMI;
  • Knowledge of industrial product data representation such as ISO 10303;
  • Proficient in MS Office packages with experience of high-level Project Administration;
  • Knowledge of ESA Configuration and Documentation Management standards (ECSS) is considered an advantage;
  • Knowledge of ESA administrative and document management tools is an advantage;
  • Fluent in the English language (spoken and written). Knowledge of other European languages is an asset.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacations days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let's get in touch!

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