Space Projects Manager

DTU Space
Wednesday 30 May 18

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We are looking for a skilled and experienced project manager to support scientific analysis of satellite data.
The Job
The primary responsibility will be planning and coordination of data processing activities as well as contract management, in particular related to the Swarm satellite mission.
Swarm is a satellite constellation designed to explore the Earth’s magnetic field, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). DTU Space has a leading role in Swarm and coordinates the Swarm Data, Innovation and Science Cluster (Swarm DISC), an international consortium that - among other tasks - performs processing and QA of Swarm satellite data. Read more about Swarm
The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and ensuring the timely provision of data products derived from the Swarm satellite observations and managing the contracts with ESA and the involved subcontractors.
These tasks will be performed in close coordination with ESA and in cooperation with a dedicated and highly motivated team of experts in a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere.

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicating with international partners for the coordination of data processing tasks
  • Ensuring that all deliverables adhere to the adopted quality standards and procedures
  • Collecting and consolidating information from all partners into a single Progress Report at regular intervals
  • Administering contracts, milestones, deliverables, contract changes, payments …
  • Contributing to the on-going evolution of the Swarm data exploitation project
  • Participating in international meetings on the Swarm project, mainly in (but not limited to) Europe - 3 or 4 meetings on average per year
Our expectations of you
The successful applicant has an academic education, interest in natural sciences and a broad and comprehensive experience in managing projects with significant elements of research and development. Experience with international cooperation between multiple public and private partners is highly preferred.

Applicants shall have experience with an interest in, and basic knowledge of geophysical processes.
The applicant is expected to:
  • Demonstrate experience in project management, including planning, scheduling, reporting and basic contract management.
  • Possess personal and social qualifications as a team-player, be self-organizing and have good communication skills.
  • Demonstrate command of written and spoken technical English.
What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of society. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.
Salary and appointment terms
Your appointment will be based on the collective agreement between the Danish State and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
The position is situated at DTU Space, DTU Campus in Kongens Lyngby, north of Copenhagen.
Application and contact
We need your online application no later than 1 August 2018.

Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. . Applications after the deadline will not be considered.
For further information, please contact Poul Erik Holmdahl Olsen, +45 4525 9712,
All candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Geomagnetism Department at DTU Space currently holds 16 full-time employees (PhD students, postdocs, research assistants, scientists, engineers, administrative personnel) as well as 5-6 M.Sc. students.
DTU Space (National Space Institute) is engaged in both basic research and technology development activities, and the Institute is characterized by strong interaction between technology and science.  DTU space has more than 140 employees and on average 15-20 ph.d. students, working in diverse research fields from astrophysics, space instrumentation to earth observation and geodesy. Many projects are carried out in close cooperation with international space agencies (ESA, NASA and others), as well as national and international governmental organizations.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.