Project Manager

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain

About PLD:

Founded in 2011, PLD Space is a high-tech engineering, manufacturing and service-driven company, with deep track record and expertise in space launch technologies. 

We are a trusted global championing industry leader disrupting the pathway to space access. We are on a mission to reach new hights by making space more accesible, supporting missions that will make us smarter, safer and wealthier. 

Our purpose is to propel new futures, to enable progress from space and enrich peoples’ lives on Earth, by moving new economies, people and world forward. 


Mission 

As the Project Manager for PLD Space, your mission is to oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of the company’s projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards. 


Responsibilities

  • Lead the end-to-end management of PLD Space’s projects from initiation to closure, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation, and risk management.
  • Collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and other departments to define project requirements, scope, and deliverables.
  • Develop project plans, work breakdown structures, and schedules, ensuring alignment with company objectives and customer expectations.
  • Monitor project progress, identify issues and risks, and implement corrective actions to keep projects on track.
  • Communicate project status, milestones, and deliverables to internal stakeholders, customers, and partners, ensuring transparency and alignment.
  • Facilitate effective team meetings, reviews, and decision-making processes to foster collaboration and drive results.
  • Coordinate with external vendors, subcontractors, and partners to ensure timely delivery of goods and services in accordance with project requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and quality management systems throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Prepare and present project reports, presentations, and documentation to senior management and key stakeholders.
  • Generate documentation for formal program development reviews.
  • Provide high-level and low-level feedback for MIURA 5 program development planning.


Necessary Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, aerospace, or related field, advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience managing complex projects in the aerospace, defense, or technology industries.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and techniques, including scheduling, budgeting, and risk management.


Desired Requirements

  • Ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, evaluate options, and implement effective solutions.
  • Proven track record of working effectively in multidisciplinary teams and building productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making abilities, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing project requirements, priorities, and constraints.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, managing multiple development projects and priorities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to meet project deadlines and milestones.
  • Previous experience in a managerial or leadership role.
  • Fluency in English language.


Competencies Desired

  • Experience in the space launch or satellite industry, with knowledge of spacecraft design, propulsion systems, or launch operations.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and certification processes for aerospace products and systems.
  • Certification in project management (e.g., PMP, Prince2) or relevant professional associations (e.g., AIAA, PMI).
  • Familiarity with space launch systems.
  • Experience with international collaboration projects and working in multicultural environments.
  • Fluency in French language.

Benefits

Health & Wellness: We want you to be happy and healthy in body and mind.  We encourage you to have regular physiotherapy sessions at our facilities so that you can continue with your physical activities. 

We offer partial coverage of your medical scheme covering you, your spouse or partner, and your children. 

 

Boost your creativity: Focus. Energy. Yummy snacks and those fizzy waters you love. It takes a lot to be creative all day, but we’ve got you covered. Eat local, sustainable, delectable fare at our cafes, and plunder our pantries for fresh fruit and other goodies whenever you need a boost. 

 

Engineering by doing: We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 

 

Find balance: PLD Space offers 22 days of annual leave, 6 global wellbeing days, and public holidays. We prioritize worklife balance with flexible schedules, empowering teams to manage their own hours. We work hard here, so we encourage taking breaks to recharge, ensuring a healthy work environment. 

 

Never stop learning: At PLD Space, education and professional development is a priority. We offer extensive learning opportunities, from conferences and webinars to higher education programs and technical certifications. We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 


Focus on your financial future: Flexible remuneration plan lets you allocate part of your salary to everyday expenses like lunch, nursery school or public transport, which are exempt from Personal Income Tax (IRPF) when paid through this system. 


Values

We have four critical beliefs that guide the way PLD Space is shaping the future of space launch technologies. 

  • Teamwork. 
  • Hard work. 
  • Dynamism. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Keep it simple. 

Become part of our movement, enabling you to make change happen in your career and, above all, your life.