Project Manager

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Project management of multiple projects: mechanisms and deployable structures/antennae for spacecraft.

We’re looking for people that aren’t afraid of significant commitment and responsibility. We’re looking for people that share our hunger in defining what’s possible in NewSpace. We’re looking for people that strive to find solutions – not reasons why things can’t be done. There’s no ‘passengers’ at Oxford Space Systems. In return for your hard work and ability to deliver you’ll enjoy a unique, flexible working environment where you’ll work alongside some of the brightest & most motivated minds in the UK space industry. Please only apply if you’re up for the challenge of a lifetime…..

Oxford Space Systems is a multi award-winning space technology business developing novel deployable spacecraft structures that are lighter, less complex and lower cost than those in current commercial demand.

Our vision is to become a recognised, leading supplier of highly competitive deployable structures for the global satellite industry. By working with leading academic & commercial collaborators, we're developing genuinely innovative scalable boom, panel and antenna solutions for the world’s leading satellite builders.
Based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus - the UK's Space Cluster - Oxford Space Systems enjoys access to the world-class facilities & expertise of RAL Space, together with support from the UK Space Agency, ESA, Innovate UK and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

Position: Project Manager

Main duties:

Lead the planning and implementation of project, facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
Define project tasks and resource requirements, develop full scale project plans
Assemble and coordinate project team, manage project budget, manage project resource allocation
Plan and schedule project timelines, track project deliverables using appropriate tools
Provide direction and support to project team
Monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
Present reports defining project progress and issues
Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
Support customer reviews and chair internal reviews
Manage suppliers and subcontractors throughout all phases of a project
Visit customer sites
Support business development team in preparing proposals for customers
Track project documentation and configuration
Essential Skills and Experience:

Strong Bachelor’s degree-level in engineering/physics related subject or HNC minimum with strong relevant experience
Previous experience of the Space Industry (at least 2 years) or a strong desire to work in the space industry is essential. Would suit experienced space Engineer wishing to move to Project Management role or experienced Project Manager with a strong desire to move into Space industry
Familiarity with ECSS standards highly desirable
Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Project

Personal:

· Demonstrate a common sense/pragmatic and logical approach to problem solving –ability to find simple solutions to complex problems

Good interpersonal skills
Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
Self-motivated to meet objectives
Strong organisational skills
Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task
Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones
Ability to work on several projects at any one time
Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas
Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team
Ability to gain SC clearance (be resident in the UK for at least 5 years)
If you are interested in working with Oxford Space Systems at this exciting point in the OSS story please email CV and covering letter to jobs@oxfordspacesystems.com with the job title you’re applying for in the Subject line of the email.

Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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