Director of Project Management

Company Details

ICEYE is building the world’s largest constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites. These satellites can take images of Earth at any time of day – even when it’s cloudy or dark. Information derived from these images will help our customers understand the world better and help them make more intelligent decisions. We launched the world’s first SAR microsatellite in January 2018 and have raised $65M in financing to date.

We are a Finnish based international growth company with employees from more than 25 countries and subsidiaries in the US, UK and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from a range of areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We don’t listen to people who say it can’t be done: we go and do it!

We are now looking for a Director of Project Management to join our Engineering team. This position is located in our headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The Director leads a team and is responsible for managing the resources of the organization assigned to multiple concurrent projects with varying timelines and priorities. A project manager plays a lead role within a project organization assigned to a specific task.

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble bespoke multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to solve the problem at hand
  • Manage timeline and schedules of multiple on-going projects
  • Drive the planning, schedule, resources, technical decisions and engineering trades
  • Create and manage daily/weekly/monthly milestones in a pipeline-like engineering process environment
  • Create, monitor, and update project plans in sufficient detail which define the required processes / activities while accounting for dependencies across various subsystems
  • Communicate the plans to the team and any deviations of the plans
  • Prioritize work and give accurate direction by balancing schedule demands across the workload
  • Evaluate and coordinate continuous improvement across the functional area processes and metrics to ensure engineering rigor in project life cycle

REQUIREMENTS

To succeed in this position, you should love satellites. In addition, you should ideally have:

  • Previous experience in leading a project management team or a team of similar reasonability (2Y+)
  • Total experience working in space or comparable industry of 10+ years
  • Strong proven management skills – at least 2 years of experience in leading 20+ people organization
  • Relevant educational backgroud

Skills that we are looking for:

  • Strong ability to pro-actively manage, motivate, communicate with, and push engineers
  • Critically attentive to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and be self-motivated in a highly disparate environment juggling multiple projects
  • Advanced verbal and written communications skills (technical fluency in English required)
  • Strong people skills / demonstrated interpersonal skills – experience with diverse cultural and technical backgrounds preferred
  • Ability to lead in a fast-paced environment, make effective and timely decisions, solve problems, facilitate organizational and procedural changes
  • Demonstrated development and maintenance of strong working relationships with teammates and contractors in a development environment
  • Willingness to proactively assist engineers across subsystems to facilitate tasks and achieve timely execution of milestones

BENEFITS

  • A job that matters
  • Unique experience and opportunity in the new-space industry
  • Extraordinary possibility for self-development, research time, ability to attend trainings, conferences or certification schemes
  • International environment
  • Fully flexible working schedule
  • Attractive working location in the middle of an inspiring start-up environment
  • Start-up culture related events (sports activities and after work activities)
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