Head of Project Management – Glasgow

About this role:

The Head of Project Management is accountable for providing leadership to Project and Programme Management team in delivering commercial and business priorities.  This involves focus on partnership working relating creation of project plans, overseeing changes in project scope and ensuring processes to capture and mitigate issues and risks that affect the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for project management function including project plans and structure
  • Accountable for the monitoring and achievement of operational and/or financial results for area of responsibility
  • Responsible for staffing decisions and development through the employment lifecycle
  • Accountable for all project management and performance metrics (safety, quality, cost, people and delivery)
  • Engagement with other functions and disciplines to ensure project plans are holistic and realistic.
  • Deliver the project plan for the lifecycle to budget
  • Able to interpret and negotiate customer requirements while engaging with Engineering and Production teams to maximise standardisation and design reuse
  • Define and implement project review gated processes

Skills required:

  • Relevant Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrates high levels of competence and track record in Project Management Office
  • Demonstrates strong evidence of people leadership and project managing multi-disciplinary engineering teams in a high technology development environment
  • Experienced in influencing both customers and stakeholders to drive effective decision making
  • Experienced in KPI Setting, delivery and management
  • Evidences standard and efficient project processes and/or improvement projects
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills
  • Has strategic thinking and direction for functional area
  • Demonstrates Financial and commercial acumen with attention to detail
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines under fast paced and dynamic environment

Skills desired:

  • Able to understand and interpret the Customer Contract
  • Understanding of space preferred, or highly accredited sector such as Defence/Aerospace


AAC Clyde Space, a leading New Space company, specialises in small satellite technologies and services that enable businesses, governments, and educational organisations to access high-quality, timely data from space. This data has a vast range of applications, from weather forecasting to precision farming to environmental monitoring, and is essential to improving our quality of life on Earth.

Our growing capabilities bring together three divisions:

  • Space Data as a Service – delivering data from space directly to customers
  • Space missions – turnkey solutions that empower customers to streamline their space missions
  • Space products and components – a full range of off-the-shelf and tailor-made subsystems, components, and sensors

AAC Clyde Space aims to become a world leader in commercial small satellites and services from space, applying advances in its technology to tackle global challenges and improve our life on Earth.

Some of our clients include Horizon Technologies, Orbcomm, NSLComm, OHB Sweden, Intuitive Machines, Orbital Micro Systems, the United States Airforce Academy, UK Space Agency, European Space Agency and NASA.

AAC Clyde Space’s main operations are located in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.

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Right to Work

AAC Clyde Space has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the EU or the country in which they plan to work. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to AAC Clyde Space verifying that you are eligible to work in that country before you start work.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to create a positive recruitment and selection experience across every part of our business. The company is committed to handling applications to a consistently high standard and all candidates with dignity and respect. Those involved in the recruitment and selection process will act with integrity, objectivity and professionalism.   We are committed to equal opportunities for all and to have diversity reflected within our global workforce. We believe its diversity and inclusion will allow for greater creativity and innovation to help AAC Clyde Space Group deliver the vision to help improve life on earth.


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