Who we are
Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.
Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfil our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.
Description of the Position
You will be in charge of delivering Open Cosmos projects in time and within the project budget. This means preparing the proposal, capturing customer requirements and planning the project execution but also defining timelines, allocating resources, identifying risks and using Open Cosmos’ technologies and services to satisfy customer expectations. You will interface with customers and the mission stakeholders, Open Cosmos’ technical and commercial teams, partners and suppliers. You will contribute to the design of the mission alongside with the systems engineering and mission operations teams.
Excitement does not end here because you will oversee the delivery of the end-to-end space mission service, being involved in the selection and execution of building blocks, from launch service providers to ground segment infrastructure providers and all the regulatory landscape that frames the delivery of our services.Tasks and responsibilities
Understand the business needs of our customers to propose a solution that satisfy both the technical and the business aspects.
Design space mission architectures and implementation plans
Understand design drivers, constraints and risks.
Work directly with several engineering departments on parallel projects.
Interact with customers as the main point of contact for a given project.
Monitor progress, ensure deliveries meet time, cost and quality expectations in an efficient manner, not only internally, but also with partners and suppliers.
Identify project risks, mitigate them, communicate to stakeholders and report to the management team, proactively.
Foresee events and issues and find efficient solutions that are aligned with the company values and vision.
Enable other teams’ members to do their work. Be a center of coordination to reduce meeting overheads and be the enabler of cross-department initiatives.
University degree in a technically relevant domain
3+ years of experience in management of technical projects involving software development and hardware products in a multidisciplinary environment with cross-functional interactions
Strong capability to do multitasking
Feel comfortable with uncertainty and a continuously changing environment
Excellent communication skills
Honesty, openness and self-awareness
Lean / bootstrap mentality
Take initiative and work in a self-driven manner
Experience in the aerospace sector
Experience in projects related to satellite constellations
System engineering experience
Master several project management frameworks
Ability to deliver complex projects using Agile methodologies
You will enjoy
Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry
Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses
25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays
Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment
Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office
Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?
Remote working as per company policy
Working from home as per company policy
Annual Salary Review
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