[ASA] European Southern Observatory: Project Controller opportunity

stuart.ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au stuart.ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au
Fri Jun 4 12:25:16 AEST 2021

Dear colleagues,


  On behalf of ESO and the Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
we would like to bring the following job opportunity to the attention of
you, and anyone in your institution who may have the relevant skills and



Project Controller <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/L6BfC5QPXJiZ3ywVZizfdoe?domain=recruitment.eso.org> 


Applications close: 30 June 2021


The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental
astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive
ground-based astronomical observatory. ESO carries out an ambitious
programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful
ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important
scientific discoveries at various sites in Chile, and its headquarters in
Garching, Germany. Australia has a 10 year Strategic Partnership enabling it
to access ESO telescopes at La Silla Paranal Observatory, including the
world-leading 8 metre Very Large Telescope. Australians may also apply for
positions with ESO across all its operations on the same basis as member


Working within the Directorate of Programmes, this current opportunity in
Garching, Germany would be responsible for supporting a number of Project
Managers within the Directorate of Programmes with all activities related to
project cost, schedule and risk management, project management processes and
administrative functions for the development of complex state of the art
unique projects. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals who have
experience in project control and project management within scientific
projects and who wish to play a key role in large international projects. A
Master's degree or engineering qualification or a degree in Business
Administration is required.


Working at ESO gives Australians exposure to sophisticated scientific and
engineering skills and helps build formal and informal networks with
European astronomers, engineers and colleagues in other big science
organisations. Further details can be found here:



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Dr. Stuart Ryder
Program Manager (Mon, Wed, Fri)
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