Subcontract Project Manager

Subcontract Project Manager

Job Title: Subcontract Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bournemouth
Salary: Euros
Start Date: 2017-11-27
Reference: J139566
Contact Name: Nathan Sweeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 26, 2018 10:42

Job Description

KDC are currently working with a Leading Space Company based in Germany. This company are working on a number of live and future programs from Human Spaceflight right through to Space Exploration.

Right now we are working on a number of positions for a Subcontract Manager. In this role you would lead some of the most important Aviation and Space Programs of our time from RFI right through to delivery, and this would also give you the opportunity to move to Germany!

The role itself is a combination of Subcontract and Project Management, we are looking for someone who can manage projects worth up to 600 Million Pounds and tackle surrounding problems independently and resiliently.

The successful candidate will have an Engineering Degree (ideally in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optics, Opto-Electrics Physics or other similar areas) and also experience in procurement and management of complex subcontracts.

To give you a better understanding of some of the key tasks involved please see some information below:
• Implementation and execution of subsystem and equipment procurement for satellites including bus and payload subsystems and equipment as well as ground support equipment
• Management of required subcontract documents (contract, SOW, specification) and negotiation of the subcontract w.r.t. commercial and contractual agreements
• Management of the supplier and subcontract for a delivery on cost, on quality and on time from contract implementation until delivery of hardware
• Perform regular program and management reviews during subcontract lifetime
• Implement and manage a competitive tendering process in an international environment
• Acquire an overview over subsystem and equipment prices
• Understand the price driver for certain subsystems and equipment in order to achieve financial targets
• Perform subcontractor rating including feedback and definition of correcting actions with the subcontractor
• Manage commercial and institutional procurement within the customer driven requirements
• Regularly report on status and progress of procurement

If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact Nathan Sweeney at KDC Resource through the methods shown.