Project Manager – Flight Systems

Space Applications Services NV/SA
Brussels, Belgium/Remote
Added: April 23, 2024

The Flight Systems Division develops space systems for the International Space Station, DreamChaser and Deep Space Gateway. The work is multi-disciplinary, involving hardware, software and electronics. On average each year one of our systems will be launched to Low Earth Orbit or Lunar Orbit. The Division develops according to audited EN9100 processes and supports post-delivery/on-orbit operations.


We are looking for a Project Manager to take responsibility for the development of Space Flight Equipment.

The projects are usually inter-agency, and customers include the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), and the European Commission.

The Project Manager should have a strong knowledge of design and development of avionics equipment, and/or robotic or space mechanisms systems for use in space (LEO as well as deep space – in particular Lunar orbit and Lunar surface).

The position is in the Systems Department, Flight Systems Team.

  • Location : Sint-Stevens-Woluwe (Brussels Area)
  • Start date : As of May 2024

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Monitor day to day Technical and Programmatic Management
  • Lead system and software architectures definition and interfaces design
  • Plan and manage project’s team
  • Act as the main interface to customers and ensure timely follow-up of actions
  • Work in close interaction with our financial and contractual department
  • Interact closely with the technical domain leads (and act as technical lead, depending on projects and work scope)
  • Ensure the release of project deliverables
  • Produce required documentation.

Skills and Experience

  • A Master's (or PhD) degree with a major in a relevant engineering topic (space, aerospace, electronics, electrical, software, mechanical)
  • Preferably 3 years of professional experience with project management responsibilities in the space domain
  • Proficiency in:

Applying the ECSS management standard

Technical documents production

Ability to understand and apply demanding engineering standards

  • Good understanding of:

Space qualification process

Product assurance implications – experience with projects implemented under ISO9100 is a plus

  • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
  • Proficiency in communication both within a team and when engaging with customers and suppliers
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Our Offer

  • Working within an exceptional sector with Staff located in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
  • A professional and modern working environment with motivated Administrative Staff, Engineers, Astronaut Training Instructors and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space and their own expertise
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions
  • Working from home in part can be a possibility
  • An individualised training and development programmes.

About Us

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries.

The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. From our headquarters, we are in daily contact with the International Space Station (ISS) ensuring our Customers’ research is successful.

How To Apply

Upload your CV and Motivation Letter, both in English and to the attention of Mr. Nicolas Huot.

The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union.