Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, knowledge of Italian is preferable. Willing to undertake business travels in Europe.

Company Details

OHB Italia SpA is acknowledged as one of the leading medium size companies in Europe for space systems integration. It is part of a cluster of European enterprises operating in the aerospace business. Founded in 1981, with headquarters in Milan and excellence centres in Italy, the company employs more than 180 qualified engineers & physicists.

OHB Italia is seeking for its Microwave Earth Observation Payloads Business Unit in Milano for immediate start, a Project Manager. The ideal candidate has technical background having previously worked on complex systems in technical roles and has at least 5 years experience as Project Manager.

Your Tasks

As member of the Project Office Team, reporting to the Head of Project Management:

  • Program Management of Microwave Imaging Earth Observation Instruments
  • Responsible for project planning, coordination and completion on time and within budget
  • Interface with the Customer
  • Coordination and management of external suppliers
  • Coordination of internal resources and activities
  • Preparation and coordination of meetings, reviews, workshops
  • Definition and management of project related economics (cost estimate)
  • Definition and maintenance of the project planning
  • Identification and management of project risks
  • Management of project changes
  • Project progress status monitoring
  • Measuring of project performance
  • Preparation of internal and external project reporting

Your Qualifications

  • Master Degree (MSc) in Aerospace, Electronics, Telecommunications, Management, Mechanical or comparable qualifications.
  • 5 years experience in technical roles in electronics, RF or mechanical engineering, preferably in the space business.
  • 5 years experience in Program Management, preferably in the space business.
  • Knowledge of space business standards and practices.
  • Capable of team building, coordination and conflict resolution, with positive attitude and leadership.
  • Mastering of project economics and costing estimation.
  • Mastering of planning and scheduling techniques and large experience with related tools (MS project, MS Excel) in complex and multi-projects environment.
  • Mastering risk management.
  • Experience with contract change management.
  • Capable to work under pressure with tight planning.
  • Capable to manage multitasking.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Willing to undertake business travels in Europe.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (must be able to read and write complex documents and to discuss and negotiate with international partners, including English native speakers), knowledge of Italian is preferable.

Become part of our team! Apply by sending your updated CV and cover letter via E-Mail to

About Us

OHB Italia has consolidated expertise, resources and facilities to carry out manufacturing, integration,
qualification and flight certification, with a role of Prime Contractor in different fields of activities. Its success is due to a combination of technical expertise, innovative technologies and low cost solutions, which allow to give customers easy access to space. The company operates both on the institutional and commercial
markets. Its main customers are space agencies, space authorities and large industrial groups.



Tagged as: risk management, ms office, space business standards/practices, project economics, costing estimation, contract change management, tight planning

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