Project Manager (EO & Climate Systems/Services) [J 3148]



An outgoing individual with significant experience in the use of Earth Observation data and systems and strong organisational skills.


To lead projects delivering to European satellite and climate programmes, working with data and technology experts (in-house and commercial partners). This role will also support bidding for and winning new work

Responsibilities / Duties

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Project management
  • Engage with technical activities as appropriate
  • Interaction with instrument scientists, engineering teams, software developers, subcontractors and Customers (including ESA and commercial organisations).
  • Travel to European customer sites
  • Contribute to bid activities
  • Line management

Qualifications / Experience

  • Leadership of engineering / science-focused teams
  • Project Management (experience in Earth Observation data-handling projects/ services)
  • Degree or equivalent experience in relevant technical subject (e.g. Physics, Remote Sensing, Information Technology, Climate Science)
  • Understanding of Earth Observation principles and Space systems

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge & experience of AATSR or similar AO Instruments
  • Good organisational skills & Planning (inc. budget control)
  • General IT skills for standard office use
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Customer relationship management / negotiation
  • Bid writing

Desirable Skills

  • Technical knowledge of Earth Observation data and instruments, particularly ESA / EU programmes
  • Familiarity with current IT technologies relevant to EO / Climate data systems (e.g. OGC standards; Web services; Virtualization)
  • IT-based engineering


  • Positive, “can-do” approach
  • Willingness to take on responsibility for delivery
  • Self-motivated and inquisitive
  • Professional, systematic and thorough
  • Comfortable working in an international environment
  • Flexible and willing to work on a range of activities, to meet business needs
  • Good team worker

Further Details

All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early. We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date for applications is 23rd November 2018.                

Location of the position is Luton, UK.

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