Programme Manager – Glasgow

About this role Programme Manager role:

The primary purpose of the role is to lead a large strategic work programme with multiple subprojects and work packages including significant amounts of R&D time.  This is our flagship programme and will deliver next generation of our products and processes, both physical and digital for multiple satellite launches.

Programmes and their constituent projects must be delivered successfully to contractual obligations with customer, working with Operations and Engineering.  All activities must be in line with and meet technical requirements, cost, quality, safety and time parameters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery programme management services in line with Project Management Manual and associated processes.
  • Allocate resource via shared resource team in line with project priorities against schedule
  • Manage subcontractors and suppliers as appropriate
  • Provide input on task estimates to Engineering and Sales/Business Development teams
  • Support activities associated with improving project and programme management
  • Support the team to ensure they adhere to the company systems and processes
  • Ensure consistent and continuous communication between all relevant stakeholders
  • Where applicable line manage individual project managers

Skills required:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience in applicable technical environment.
  • Significant experience of delivering programmes of work or large projects with multiple work packages
  • Thorough understanding of key project management competencies including cost, schedule control and risk management
  • Demonstrates experience in dealing with external funders, governmental agencies and/or board level presentations
  • Experience of managing suppliers and subcontractors
  • Experience of understanding and applying contractual requirements
  • Basic understanding of business finance including revenue recognition and cash flow
  • Provide relevant KPIs, information flow and reporting to demonstrate project progress
  • Ability to work with and manage resources, stakeholder and customers to address expectations in line with priorities
  • Competent IT skills and with Microsoft software
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Project or similar software

Skills desired:

  • Relevant programme management qualification such as MSP or similar
  • Chartered Engineer or similar significant technical background
  • Knowledge and experience in PowerBI
  • Passionate about continuous improvement


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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