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Squeezing big performance out of small satellites and CubeSats. The group AAC Clyde Space offers turnkey solutions and services from mission design to on-orbit operations, including reliable customizable satellite platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg and a full range of subsystems for cube and small satellites. With unrivalled flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space enables customers to reach their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact.

We are looking for a Project Manager with industrial experience in the space, new-space or closely aligned fields (Electrical/Mechatronic Manufacturing), though applications from outside these areas are encouraged if the candidate can demonstrate an applicable skill set or experience. The candidate will have an eye for detail, and a broad experience is more valuable than deep specific knowledge, due to the multi-faceted nature of such a role.

We will look for a Project manager with the typical traits of; commercial awareness, organisational awareness, strong in quality assurance, product assurance, problem solving and leading teams towards a common goal.

The Project Manager will be expected to lead their allocated projects throughout the project lifecycle delivering each successfully against objectives in terms of technical requirements, budgets and schedule.

Principle responsibilities will include: customer liaison, planning project delivery, schedule management including identification of critical path activities, active risk management, management of project teams, sub-contractors, and suppliers, managing project budgets in terms of cost and revenue and maintaining accurate forecasts.

The objective of the project manager is to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget, within the technical specifications and to the customer’s complete satisfaction. Demonstrable project management competence is essential; a space or aerospace engineering background is desirable.

The Project Manager will be expected to maintain an active personal development plan and contribution to the company continuous improvement plan.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver the company’s projects allocated to budget, schedule and quality constraints;
  • Ownership of the Project Management work-package of multiple development projects: planning, identifying and progressing critical paths, maintaining accurate forecasts and managing risks;
  • Maintain accurate project forecasts and delivery of project revenue and profit expectations;
  • Negotiate specific project requirements with customers and manage necessary variations;
  • Actively manage risk, issue, and action registers, and project history logs;
  • Monitor and report progress of projects to senior management;
  • Manage the information flow to our project teams, partners, subcontractors and other stakeholders;
  • Chair project milestone reviews with customers (e.g. Critical Design Review) and ensure milestone schedules are met;
  • Actively participate as part of the company management team in a manner fitting the position;
  • Manage key stakeholders to ensure their continued support;
  • Motivate and lead the Project teams to ensure a high level of performance;
  • Co-ordinate sub-contractors, partners and suppliers;
  • Ensure continued resource availability to deliver the project plan;
  • Manage customer expectations and maintain good working relationships;
  • Ensure delivered products are compliant with the agreed Scope of Work;
  • Ensure project is delivered within all statutory legal and procedural requirements;
  • Ensure quality and delivery gives rise to repeat business.

You must demonstrate:

  • Experience of managing and delivering complex engineering development projects;
  • Clear and disciplined competence in project management methodology, with professional certification highly desirable;
  • Use of suitable tools such as Microsoft Project to schedule, track, and measure project status and performance;
  • Definition, allocation, communication, and prioritisation of tasks and priorities, within a multi-disciplined engineering and manufacturing team;
  • Ability to work well in an engineering development team and contribute to the development of junior team members;
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate effective decision-making;
  • Able to communicate effectively and professionally with customers to elicit requirements and manage expectations;
  • Strong leadership and negotiating skills for managing all key stakeholders including internal teams, supply-chain, customers and other key external stakeholders

Tagged as: risk management, engineering development projects

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