Project Manager

Company Details

Dawn Aerospace was founded to redefine near-space transportation. Redefine how we deliver assets to space, position satellites on orbit, and return things down to Earth to enable the vibrant and circular space economy of the future. To do this, we build scalable, accessible, and sustainable spaceflight technologies – technologies that are sustainable for not just the foreseeable future, but the unforeseeable future.

Description

We are looking for a technically strong Project Manager with a practical, can-do attitude to join our in-space propulsion team in Delft, The Netherlands.

In this role, you will be responsible for the successful and timely delivery of satellite propulsion systems to our rapidly growing customer portfolio. Current customers include the likes of D-Orbit, the Indonesian Space Agency, and a large number of yet-to-name constellations. Projects include both recurring production and custom developments.

Dawn’s satellite propulsion business is forecast to more than double during 2022. Based on current units in space and in production, we’re fast on track to become the number one supplier of green-chemical propulsion systems globally.

We move fast, provide exceptional customer experiences, deliver what we say we will, and love to change industry norms.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of in-space propulsion projects – driving schedules and delivering flight hardware on time.
  • Be the interface towards the customer and act as bridge to the internal (development) team.
  • Ensure all mission requirements, purposes, objectives, and expectations are managed and communicated team-wide.
  • Develop project plans – responsible for overall mission leadership, including appropriate planning, direction, guidance, and budget.
  • Identify, track and remove bottlenecks for our customers and the Dawn engineering teams.
  • Develop best practices for new customer onboarding and project management.
  • Travel, as needed, to other Dawn offices and customer locations – up to ~25%.
  • Deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Requirements

  • A degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Systems Engineering (or similar).
  • Some years of experience in a technical/engineering role and minimum 2 years of Project Management experience in a high-tech, product based environment.
  • Experience with space projects is a plus.
  • Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to flexibly and positively deal with evolving project constraints.
  • Ability to filter information to focus on key aspects and maintain and close attention to detail.
  • Familiar with spacecraft design standards and quality management systems is a plus.
  • Experience in systems engineering tools in a spacecraft design context is a plus.
  • A sense of urgency.

Desired experience

  • Experience with the spacecraft design process.
  • Experience in the application of systems engineering methods.
  • Manufacturing and production experience.
  • Working in a geographically widespread team.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively and appropriately balancing performance, resource use, risk, cost, and schedule.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Important!

If you think you have what it takes but are unsure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you. If you have any questions before applying or would like to have a general conversation about Dawn Aerospace, you can contact our Recruiter, Harald van Klaveren on +31(0) 6 1464 7117

 

About Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace was founded to redefine near-space transportation. Redefine how we deliver assets to space, position satellites on orbit, and return things down to Earth to enable the vibrant and circular space economy of the future. To do this, we build scalable, accessible, and sustainable spaceflight technologies – technologies that are sustainable for not just the foreseeable future, but the unforeseeable future.

The company has achieved a series of significant milestones in the past 12 months, including launching 15 propulsion units to space from Europe, the USA, and Russia, and completing the successful first flights of the suborbital spaceplane, the Dawn Mk-II Aurora. Dawn was named Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year (2020) and won the Supreme Award for medium/large business at the Westpac Champion Business Awards 2021.

Dawn Aerospace is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To all recruitment agencies: Dawn Aerospace does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, our employees, or any other company location. Dawn Aerospace will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

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