About this role:

The role is to lead allocated projects throughout their lifecycle, delivering successfully against objectives in terms of cost, quality and timescales.  The type of projects allocated will be primarily production-based, requiring working with production processes, inventory management and supply chain.

Critical project tasks include planning project delivery, identifying key milestone activities, active risk management, managing resources and budget.  You will also be responsible for customer communication and assessing technical specifications are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver project management services in line with Project Management Manual and associated processes to cost, quality and timescales as per agreed scope of work
  • Ownership of work packages for multiple production and development projects including planning, identifying and progressing critical paths as well as both risk and cost management
  • Maintain accurate project forecasts and delivery to both project revenue and profit expectations
  • Ensure compliance with all legal, technical and procedural requirements
  • Negotiate specific project requirements with customers and manage necessary variations
  • Allocate resource via shared resource team in line with project priorities against schedule
  • Manage subcontractors and suppliers as appropriate
  • Managing customer communication and relationships
  • Provide input on task estimates to Engineering and Sales/Business Development teams
  • Support activities associated with improving Projects activities such as workflow and other processes
  • Support the team to ensure they adhere to the company systems and processes
  • Ensure consistent and continuous communication between all relevant stakeholders


Skills required:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience in applicable technical environment.
  • Demonstrates experience and competence with project management
  • Demonstrates ability to work with production processes, inventory management and supply chain
  • Experience of understanding and applying contractual requirements
  • Thorough understanding of key project management competencies including cost, schedule control and risk management
  • Demonstrates experience of managing complex projects within short timescales and critical deadlines
  • Evidences building successful professional relationships with customers , demonstrating leadership, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience of leading and building a multi-disciplinary engineering team
  • Understanding of quality and other relevant standards
  • Basic understanding of business finance including revenue recognition and cash flow
  • Ability to work with and manage resources, stakeholder and customers to address expectations in line with priorities
  • Provide relevant KPIs, information flow and reporting to demonstrate project progress
  • Experience of managing suppliers and subcontractors
  • Competent IT skills including Microsoft software
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Project or similar software


Skills desired:

  • Professional experience in regulated environment such as space or aerospace engineering
  • Relevant project qualification such as PMP or Prince 2
  • Knowledge of project lifecycle processes such as waterfall or agile
  • Experience in mentoring and developing others



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.

Openness to Flexible Working

We recognise work-life balance is important so we are open to discussions around flexible working, depending on the nature of the role and business needs.  If you would like to know more, please ask the Hiring Manager during any recruitment process that you may be involved in.

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