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Senior Project Manager

About Alén Space

Alén Space is a New Space company focused on the development of missions based on Nanosatellites as well as products and services related to them. Our mission is to help our clients to develop their business plan designing, manufacturing and operating satellites in order to execute the application they need.

While Alén Space is a new company, our team has been involved in several complete nanosatellite missions, from specification to delivery, during the last 13 years. Alén Space technical team is composed of systems engineers, electronic engineers, AIV engineers, software and operations engineers and project managers; with a large experience on IOD, communication, commercial and scientific missions, with private and public institutions such as the European Space Agency.

Alén Space’s value proposition resides in the flexibility and expertise of our team. We utilize our design and testing methodologies, which allow the use of components from various suppliers, to create the most suitable platform for the requested mission. During more than a decade, all our nanosatellites missions have been fully designed in-house, following the same multi-provider approach, resulting on a 100% success rate in orbit, for all launched missions.

At Alén Space, quality and flexibility in the design, manufacturing and testing are hallmarks of the company. The quality of the process is achieved through meticulous testing and verification processes, keeping traceability of all the executed activities. The flexibility is achieved thanks to the proximity relationship with our clients and to our supplier agnostic approach. This relationship aims not only at easing the communication process, but also at allowing our commercial clients to take an important role on the design aspects. In this line, we design the most flexible spacecraft platforms, to accommodate subsystem suppliers’ changes without heavily impacting the overall mission. Our systems and AIV engineers work closely with the client, in order to take decisions and involve them in the process.

Our team has created what we have termed the Alén Space Matrix, a work method that applies the strict quality standards set by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS). All of our management, system engineering and AIV processes are based on those standards.

Quality, Flexibility, Scalability, Proximity, Expertise and Success define all Alén Space values.

Do you want to orbit with us?

We offer the opportunity to join a challenging space project together with a self-motivated team with great experience in the design and manufacturing of small satellites!

Job Description

The candidate will work as the coordinator of space projects with our clients. She or he will be the point of contact with the client and stakeholders for those projects. The candidate will also be responsible for the coordination of the activities of the technical team involved in the project as well as for the tracking of costs, deliverables and deadlines.

Position Tasks and Responsibilities

The following tasks will be assigned to the candidate:

  • Manage multiple projects.
  • Plan the project and track its progress.
  • Identify risks or any other obstacles in the project development.
  • Manage communication with the client and stakeholders to track action items, solve problems, agree changes in the scope, etc.
  • Coordinate meetings and milestones reviews with the client.
  • Coordinate the technical team from different areas to achieve the objectives of the project.
  • Track the costs and time dedicated to the project according to the project plan and the company internal processes.
  • Communicate project metrics, risks and deviations to the operations team.

Candidate qualifications and skills

The candidate must have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in engineering or other technical degrees.

The required experience and skills are:

  • More than 3 years of experience in management of technical projects.
  • Knowledge of PMI and agile concepts.
  • Good communication skills to successfully translate complex technical concepts to international clients and stakeholders.
  • Proactive attitude to solve problems.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills in English (C1 equivalent).

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Academic background in engineering.
  • Experience with aerospace projects applying ECSS management standards.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 and similar quality standard.
  • Experience in team management.
  • Experience working with technical requirements.

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner; while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.

Notice: The applicant must be eligible to work and live in the EU.

Conditions

We offer a indefinite full time term contract

  • Location: Vigo area (Spain)
  • Starting date: Immediate

If you are a proactive person and want to commit yourself to a present and future project, we hope to receive your CV.

For any other position you are interested in, you can check the following URLs:

[English] https://alen.space/careers/

[Spanish] https://alen.space/es/trabaja-con-nosotros/

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