Project Lead

  • Job Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 17/10/2023

Role: Project Lead

Location: Netherlands

Contract Type: Permanent

The Company:

Capital International Staffing have partnered with a high-tech space company who are developing and manufacturing state of the art space systems and components. They are busy building high performance spacecraft propulsion systems, avionics, and attitude orbit control systems. They are a world-leader and supplier to space primes and agencies with over 2000 products in space.

The Role:

Our client is seeking a Project Lead to execute commercial, technical, operational, and quality policies relating to spacecraft components, as well as supporting global business development activities. As Project Lead you will be planning resources, preparing proposals, managing project administration, evaluating and managing project performance, and reporting into the leadership team monthly. Most importantly you will foster company strategy whilst managing all aspects of the programs as the primary point of contact for Customers and the Core Teams.

Who we are looking for…

An experienced Project Manager who has worked in a high-technology industry for at least 3 years. You will have experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and be financially minded with proven experience in financial management and reporting utilising ERP and planning software. You will be a strong communicator with the ability to talk to customers and colleagues alike. Ideally you will have an academic background in engineering, operating and thinking at a minimum of BSc level. Prior experience in the spaceflight industry, especially as a satellite equipment supplier, would be highly advantageous, as it signifies a clear understanding of current technological advancements in spaceflight components and systems (although this is not necessary). Most importantly, you must want to work a varied job in an exciting industry where you will play a big part in the provision of innovative solutions for satellites on a global market.


The Project Lead manages Customer requirements in line with the contractual agreements in terms of Compliance, Risk, Schedule, Quality and Cost (Budget).
The Project Lead is, for the total duration of one or multiple projects, responsible for resource planning, contact with the Customer, definition of the program, quality and profitability on time and within cost.
The Project Lead directly supervises the project or product core team.
The Project Lead is pro-actively engaged to continuously improve the overall project performance in line with the KPI’s agreed with the Direct Manager.
The Project Lead is the responsible for preparing proposals, involving core team members for specific expertise area’s or volumes.
The Project Lead has a close contact with the Projects Manager in terms of monthly status reporting during the Project Status Review.
Support the Program Manager with competent and effective organisation by selecting, training, appraising, developing and motivating of the Core Team System Engineers.
The Project Lead is up to date in relation to competitor product development & performance: understands market requirements for current & future products and delivers roadmap input.

What is on offer?

An Innovative Environment and a chance to engage with cutting-edge projects that define the future of space exploration.
An industry-leading leave package to rejuvenate and explore with 40 days of holiday.
A prime location, based in the Netherlands. Enjoy proximity to Europe's most captivating destinations.
A collaborative culture; join a team that thrives on collaboration, motivation, and hard work.

Capital International Staffing Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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