Software Project Manager – Space Division (f/m)

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Key responsibilities are:

  • To manage a project including people, equipment, facilities and subcontractors from initiation to close, to ensure that the project produces the required deliverables, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost
  • Contribute to estimation and contract or change control negotiations, as required, as well as identifying the skills, resources and tools needed for the project
  • Allocate tasks and roles to the project team with clear expectations in terms of outputs, schedule and effort whilst ensuring the team remain motivated for the work
  • Liaise with the customer regularly to ensure that their expectations are fulfilled or managed
  • Liaise with the Operations Manager to highlight any risks and to regularly discuss progress, alerting any exceptions and issues requiring action
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiate corrective action where necessary
  • Creation and maintenance of the project plan, as well as management and reporting documentation
  • Manage all software licenses and intellectual property rights within the project
Ideal Candidate: 

Essential requirements:

  • Demonstrating ownership for the management of both schedule and cost covering budget and risk mitigation strategies
  • Proven project management skills covering planning, monitoring and control, change management and delivery
  • Experience of managing the whole software development lifecycle (specification, design, development, integration, testing, delivery and maintenance)
  • Experience of managing concurrent projects and using different methodologies or price types (e.g. waterfall vs agile, firm fix price vs time & materials)
  • The ability to facilitate and improve process improvement through leadership and ownership
  • Customer relationship management
  • Team player and team leader

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of interfacing with prime and sub-contractors
  • Experience of managing contracts with customers or partners in Europe
  • A recognised Project Management Qualification
  • Exposure to contractual issues (e.g. review of contracts, contract change)
  • Understanding of software licenses and Intellectual Property Rights

Other Information

  • Understanding of the space industry and associated technologies may be an advantage but is not a pre-requisite for the role
  • Occasional travel will be required to sites in the UK and continental Europe
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Germany and able to obtain necessary security clearances
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