Project Manager

Company Details

A world where the Earth and Moon are one ecosystem. At ispace, we’ve turned our attention to the Moon. By taking advantage of lunar water resources, we can develop the space infrastructure needed to enrich our daily lives on earth—as well as expand our living sphere into space. Also, by making the Earth and Moon one system, a new economy with space infrastructure at its core will support human life, making sustainability a reality. This result is our ultimate goal, and our search for water on the Moon is the first step to achieving that goal. However, we face many challenges. Wh

Project Manager

ispace Europe is seeking a highly motivated and talented Project Manager to join the team and lead the company’s lunar exploration projects. The vision of ispace is to expand and sustain humanity’s presence in space by developing a lunar economy built on the resources available on the Moon. ispace Europe is the company’s regional office located in Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe. We are creating the first lunar resource exploration service by developing ispace’s next generation rover that will prospect for lunar water and other resources. We are a small team, motivated by the challenges of the Lunar Frontier, and determined to achieve the company’s vision.

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, the Project Manager will be responsible for project life cycle planning and execution of technology development projects at ispace Europe. The position requires an enthusiastic and dedicated candidate able to manage projects across multiple engineering disciplines and striving to drive innovation by applying state of the art technologies and new management methods.

Key Responsibilities

  • Translate objectives and risk posture into a project implementation plan with associated budget, schedule, and risk management
  • Be adept at defining and managing to a plan, comfortable adjusting it in response to evolving requirements or external constraints, and prioritizing efforts
  • Manage and organize multiple parallel projects and priorities; work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Promote the utilization of project management best practices across projects to include project performance tracking, communications, quality, and risk assessment strategies
  • Manage relations and contracts with customers, vendors, manufacturers, and subcontractors
  • Communicate with the project team to ensure alignment on schedule, tasks and deliverables
  • Foster a collaborative environment
  • Proactively resolve issues and drive course corrections as needed – be directly involved in helping teams foresee and overcome obstacles
  • Identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline
  • 5+ years of engineering development or test experience
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading and coaching engineering team members: assigning and evaluating work, providing feedback, and balancing resources across multiple projects
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex technical developments
  • Ability to understand complex technical systems and programs
  • Ability to analyze and distill relevant data and prepare presentations for key stakeholders
  • Ability to develop team members and increase their drive, enthusiasm, initiative, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Thrive in multi-disciplinary environment in close cooperation with engineering and business teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Proactive and can-do attitude, striving for continuous improvement, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Comfortable with change and fast-paced environment
  • English fluency required

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with space flight hardware
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, fabrication, integration processes, quality and configuration management systems
  • Experience with successfully engaging and collaborating with distributed teams

Should you be interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter.

 

Tagged as: space flight hardware, development/test experience, complex technical developments, analyze/distill relevant data, presentations for key stakeholders, develop team members, systems engineering practices

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