European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X‑ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.

To support our Finance and Controlling group we are looking for a

Project Controller (f/m/d)

  • Advice and support to management on the implementation of our strategy 2030 on budget matters
  • Contribution to project budgeting, becoming the interface to our Project Management Office
  • Project related personnel cost and FTE controlling
  • Preparation of regular and ad‑hoc reports for external and internal stakeholders, incl. results and development of key performance indicator (KPI) assessment
  • Improvement of the reporting system and BI
  • Development of the cost distribution and pricing concept
  • Maintenance of controlling related data
  • Networking with other international scientific projects in controlling matter

  • Master or bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Ideally several years of experience in Controlling; in particular Project Controlling
  • Confident use of ERP systems
  • Expertise with OLAP‑based BI tool would be an asset
  • Precise and systematic working method
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player and ability to work well with others in diverse and evolving work environments
  • Fluency in English and German

Become part of a vibrant international and multicultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress and participate in our international networks. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany, this includes for example:

  • family-friendly working environment (e.g. additional childcare days)
  • flexible working times and option for work from home depending on tasks
  • 30 days of vacation, 24th and 31st of December are free as a courtesy of the employer
  • extensive relocation benefits
  • generous company pension scheme (6,45 % of monthly salary)
  • monthly social events and subsidized company restaurant
  • partially financed job-tickets for public transportation
  • extensive training opportunities incl. subsidized English and German language classes
  • Easy and free access to a mental health platform to support your wellbeing

Our company language is English.

Reference number: A-228

Duration: This appointment is limited to 5 years.