Program Manager

Company Details

SITAEL offers turn-key solutions to its customers, facilitating the access to space services and applications through Smart Microsatellite Solutions. The in-house Design and Production of Small Satellites, the leading position in the Electric Propulsion, the use of cost-effective launchers for Low Earth Orbit missions are some of the ingredients to reduce the costs of access to space. Going through all the phases of mission analysis and budget definition, SITAEL helps its Customers to make the right choices for their applications, always driven by a best value over cost criterion.



As Program Manager, you are the person who connects with the Customer, organizes internal engineering, external suppliers, manufacturing, assembly, integration and test activities to deliver Platforms and Satellites for space applications rapidly and affordably. You are accountable for delivering must-work space systems to Institutional and Commercial customers.




Our PM are responsible and accountable for on-time, on-budget and on-spec delivery of their projects. They maintain project schedules, project staffing plans and budgets (direct costs, subcontracts, travel, etc.). They track all internal and external deliverables. PM work closely with members of their own program team, technical peer teams to ensure our products meet all requirements and achieve all milestones, while staying within strict budgetary constraints.

Main responsibilities are:


  • Program Management of Space business projects
  • Interface with the Customer
  • Coordination of internal resources and activities
  • Coordination and management of external Subcontractors and Suppliers
  • Preparation and coordination of meetings, reviews, workshops
  • Definition, maintenance and control of project related economics




  • Degree in Aerospace, Electronics, Aeronautics, Mechanical Engineering or comparable qualifications.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Program Management of Space missions/projects (ESA, ASI and similar Customers).
  • Personal attitude in team building, coordination and conflicts resolution.
  • Knowledge of space business standards and practices.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of project economics (budget definition, estimate-to-complete, gross profit,…).
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.




Only applications for the Mola di Bari office will be taken into consideration

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