Project Manager Space Projects

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22 dagen geleden


Mendelweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
Aantal jaren werkervaring:
5-10 jaar


Project Manager Space Projects

Function Content
As Project Manager, you will be responsible for the operational management of one or more projects taking care of the daily execution of the activities. In the initial phase, you may act as Proposal Manager in the project acquisition phase. You are expected to take the lead in the contract negotiations. In the execution phase, you take care of the project organization, planning, budget, processes & procedures and risks. You manage the staffing and resources needed for the project within our matrix organization. You monitor the progress of the project in terms of schedule, cost and quality and are responsible for the financial result. You provide regular reports to senior management and the customer. The review of changes and negotiation with the customer about the contractual consequences is an important aspect. You identify business opportunities and take care of the realization of these opportunities.

We are looking for two experienced project managers, one for our business unit Structures and one for the business unit Instruments & Services. The business unit Structures develops and manufactures structural parts for launchers, most notably for the Ariane and Vega launchers. You will be in charge of new launcher structures and the production of the existing "interstage" for Vega. The business unit Instruments & Services develops high quality optical systems for earth observation and downstream services based on the data generated by these and other instruments. You will be in charge of various projects within this business unit.


The minimum expected is a relevant higher education supplemented by more than 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of development and production of high quality and complex products, preferably in the international aerospace industry. You have proven knowledge and experience in managing projects with a value of > 10 M Euro consisting of multidisciplinary teams. You are competent in Dutch and English, both spoken and in writing. In addition, you have good analytical and communicative skills.
You recognize yourself in the following competency profile: Result-oriented, Customer-oriented, Analytical ability, Communicate, Plan and Organize, Stress-proof and Leadership.


  • Excellent working conditions
  • Challenging, dynamic and international working environment
  • Plenty of opportunities for personal development
  • Good pension scheme


Your application letter and extended CV can only be sent via the application button up to September 11, 2017.
Please indicate clearly which business unit you wish to apply for. The interviews will be held in September/October. An extensive assessment can be part of the selection process.

AIRBUS Defence & Space Netherlands BV
J.P.M van ‘t Hullenaar
Department Human Resources
Postbus 32070
2303 DB Leiden

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated

Keywords: Project Management, Projectmanagement, Operational Management, Development, Production, High Tech, Aerospace, Space


At Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands we work at the frontiers of technology in one of the most challenging and rapidly changing industries in the world: space. Our products and services - including Solar Arrays, Launcher Structures, Instruments & Services and Mechanical Thermal products - are among the best in the world. They enable missions that are of great importance for our everyday life on Earth, such as satellite navigation, communications, climate research and monitoring of air quality.

At our state-of-the-art facilities in Leiden, a team of over 200 driven professionals work on the design, development, assembly, testing and delivery of space products and services. We do that by thinking creatively in terms of solutions and by working with like-minded business partners. Intensive and effective collaboration in our international eco-system is the key to success, also within the Airbus family that we are proudly part of.


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