Director of Project Management

Director of Project Management

Job Title: Director of Project Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Finland
Salary: Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date: 2019-04-29
Reference: J140579
Contact Name: Eugene McIntyre
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 30, 2019 16:12

Job Description

Director of Project Management

Are you a Head of Projects/ Director of Project Management with a background working within satellite engineering teams? Have you led a team that is responsible for managing the resources of the entire organisation on concurrent projects? Do you want to play a leading role within a project organisation that is growing after receiving over $60m worth of funding? KDC are working on a position that could offer you a challenging role based in Espoo, Finland.

• Assemble bespoke multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to solve the problem at hand
• Manage timeline and schedules of multiple on-going projects
• Drive the planning, schedule, resources, technical decisions and engineering trades
• Create and manage daily/weekly/monthly milestones in a pipeline-like engineering process environment
• Create, monitor, and update project plans in sufficient detail which define the required processes / activities while accounting for dependencies across various subsystems
• Communicate the plans to the team and any deviations of the plans
• Prioritize work and give accurate direction by balancing schedule demands across the workload
• Evaluate and coordinate continuous improvement across the functional area processes and metrics to ensure engineering rigor in project life cycle

To succeed in this position, you should love satellites. In addition, you should ideally have:
• Previous experience in leading a project management team or a team of similar reasonability (2Y+)
• Total experience working in space or comparable industry of 10+ years
• Strong proven management skills - at least 2 years of experience in leading 20+ people organization
• Relevant educational background

Skills that we are looking for:
• Strong ability to pro-actively manage, motivate, communicate with, and push engineers
• Critically attentive to detail
• Ability to multi-task and be self-motivated in a highly disparate environment juggling multiple projects
• Advanced verbal and written communications skills (technical fluency in English required)
• Strong people skills / demonstrated interpersonal skills - experience with diverse cultural and technical backgrounds preferred
• Ability to lead in a fast-paced environment, make effective and timely decisions, solve problems, facilitate organizational and procedural changes
• Demonstrated development and maintenance of strong working relationships with teammates and contractors in a development environment
• Willingness to proactively assist engineers across subsystems to facilitate tasks and achieve timely execution of milestones