Project Manager (m/f/d) in our Space Division


Project Manager (m/f/d) in our Space Division


Darmstadt, Germany

CGI is a European leader in Space Ground Segment systems and services in the domains of Earth Observation, Navigation, Satellite Communications, Space Safety and Mission Operations. We provide critical services and solutions to European & national agencies and institutions, the scientific community, the commercial sector, as well as to the wider public. We are both major contributors to, and act as thought leaders in, several key European space initiatives including the Copernicus and Galileo programs, designing, and developing cutting edge solutions for our clients.

The European Space market is dynamic, evolving and rapidly growing. CGI is now looking to further expand our business in this area, building on our more than 40-year successful heritage. We are therefore seeking a Project Manager (m/f/d) to support this growth.

As a Project Manager (m/f/d) you will get insights into our activities within our ground segment services, infrastructure and software business, working directly together with our clients in the Space domain. You will have end-to-end responsibility of one or more of our projects, both towards the client and towards our internal organization. You will be responsible for managing the project’s client, the project team and you will ensure that the project schedule is executed in-line with everybody’s expectations, considering scope, cost, and time. Risk, change, supplier and procurement management will be as important as managing the quality within the project. Outstanding communication skills in front of the various stakeholders will be of great importance. Besides the usual controlling activities on your project(s), monitoring and reporting progress towards the client and CGI’s internal management is key for the role.

Your future duties and responsibilities

As a Project Manager (m/f/d) you:

  • will ensure that the project deliverables are provided in time, in cost and in-line with the quality expectations;
  • develop and manage an integrated project plan with realistic and effective schedules, financial budgets, resources, and risk mitigations, to meet milestones and contractual obligations;
  • will engage with your clients, identifying needs and opportunities and leading change;
  • act as a servant project leader who leads through context, empowerment, and enabling of your project team;
  • will identify and manage project risks and opportunities;
  • will effectively manage stakeholder relationships with our customers and partners;
  • support negotiation of contract changes;
  • lead communication and reporting with customers and suppliers;
  • ensure scope, change, and claim management throughout the project lifecycle;
  • are accountable for planning and execution of projects with multi-disciplined teams (engineering, testing, quality, accounting) ranging in size and complexity;
  • document and communicate project progress and status to all stakeholders.

You will receive extensive support and training to equip you with the CGI tools for project managers.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

  • Proven record of 5+ years having managed end-to-end IT, infrastructure and software projects, ideally in the space domain;
  • Ability to work closely with technical teams to understand and grasp concepts and issues and translate those to schedule and cost impacts with a balanced approach to risk;
  • Proven experience of implementing and managing project contracts;
  • Experience in a variety of project management frameworks including Agile;
  • Project Management Certification through PMI, IPMA or similar;
  • Knowledge of space mission systems engineering (e.g. ECSS) or MBSE is a big plus;
  • Experience in leading and managing diverse multidisciplinary engineering teams;
  • Excellent communication, leadership and negotiation skills;
  • Networked thinking, planning skills, assertiveness, and high resilience as well as a curious and open mindset;
  • Proven ability to deliver solutions under pressure and to tight timescales;
  • Technical affinity is a plus;
  • Fluency in spoken and written German & English.

What we offer

CGI offers our employees an exciting and flexible work environment in which to build their careers. This is especially reflected within our Space business which offers a corporate culture built around diverse teams, international collaboration, flat hierarchies and open communication.

CGI’s values emphasise our commitment to work in partnership with our clients by providing objectivity and integrity in all of our undertakings, whilst also delivering quality solutions and services. We also place a strong focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, encouraging and supporting our employees in the continuous improvement of the economic, social and environmental well-being of the communities in which they live and work. This is further reflected in the company’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Consistent with our dream of creating an environment in which we enjoy working together, CGI is committed to fostering and maintaining professional workplaces that respect the dignity of all members. CGI is unconditionally inclusive and we are constantly evolving and creating new network that support and promote the richness of our diversity, equity and inclusion across our organization.

In addition to the above, CGI offers the following:

  • At CGI, we view our professionals as company owners. A set percentage of your salary can be invested in CGI shares, and CGI matches your contribution, up to a set maximum;
  • Flexible working hours and conditions to optimise your work/life balance (35h-40h/week), 30 days of holidays, numerous special leave days (e.g. wedding, birth, relocation, etc.);
  • In addition, sabbatical or parental leave is supported;
  • Company car & bicycle leasing schemes;
  • JobTicket for public transport throughout Hessen, for both business and personal use;
  • Emergency childcare support;
  • Corporate benefits providing attractive CGI employee discounts from well-known brands and providers;
  • A strong focus on continued learning and development;
  • An exciting, challenging and diverse environment where you can grow your career as part of a great team;
  • A great corporate culture built around international collaboration, flat hierarchies and open communication;
  • A company committed to be carbon neutral by 2030 with a strong focus on Corporate Social Responsibility – contributing to the communities we live in.

To apply:

  • Please answer all questions and attach your CV and motivation letter.

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