PROJECT MANAGER

We are on the lookout for a Project Manager to join the NewSpace Systems (NSS) team. Someone who can take responsibility for managing aerospace projects from initiation, through all the phases, to closure.

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • B degree in an engineering field from recognized institution
  • Project management training, preferably MS-Project or RationalPlan

Experience:

  • Successful track record of managing research and development projects (>3 years) preferably in a product development environment
  • Ideally, experience in managing aerospace or defense projects

Job Specification: 

  • Positive, self-starter attitude
  • Ability to bounce back
  • Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities.

Efficient management of high-tech development projects:

  • Accountable for project delivery
  • Supports, guides, and facilitates the team through the project process;
  • Effectively resolves issues and manages risks;
  • Interfaces and communicates with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Appropriate interpersonal skills for a project manager including a sensitivity for intercultural differences
  • Ensuring that projects are subject to review at appropriate stages;
  • Keep appropriate records according to standing procedures;
  • Reports to the COO

Good knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of PM methodologies
  • Excellent team management skills
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation and communication skills
  • Proficient using MS Office and project management tools
  • Customer focus
  • Influencing others

Languages:

  • English (excellent)

Please send CV to laurraine@spaceadvisory.com

PRODUCTION MANAGER

NewSpace Systems (NSS) is looking for a Production Manager to join our highly skilled team in Somerset West, South Africa. NSS specializes in the manufacturing of advanced satellite components. The successful candidate will be responsible for production management of aerospace products, to ensure efficient assembly of products to the highest quality.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications:

  • BSc in Engineering, or equivalent degree related to manufacturing of high-reliability space or aerospace components

Experience & Knowledge:

  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in manufacturing and people management
  • Successful track record of managing production projects (>5 years) preferable in the aerospace or defence environment
  • Knowledge of production methodologies, visual management systems and tools
  • Proficient using MS Office
  • Experience and organizational skills in supervision and management of production activities, staff, and facilities.
  • Sufficient technical and organizational skills to respond to typical electronics production issues
  • Knowledge of ISO Quality Management systems.

Job Specification

Responsibilities:

Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer

Production Management:

  • Oversee manufacture of aerospace products for different projects;
  • Set out the weekly plans and daily work activities to follow the required production targets agreed with the Project Management Office;
  • Assign tasks to production staff based on priorities from the Project Management Office;
  • Supports, guides, and facilitates the team through the project process; Effectively resolves issues and manages risks;
  • Keep appropriate records according to standing procedures;
  • Ensuring that projects are subject to inspection and review at appropriate stages;
  • liaise with QC / Product Assurance to handle technical issues in the production process;
  • Provide feedback on production status: materials, work in progress, work completed, and issues arising to PMO and senior management
  • People management and motivation of staff
  • Implement plans to improve production team competencies;
  • Provide necessary tools and materials required by production team;
  • Oversee store functions;
  • To liaise with customers on any production related matters
  • Support to Quality Management with the QC / Product Assurance Manager;
  • Comply with the requirements of the NSS Business Management System;
  • To keep records pertinent to the system, KPI’s, etc. To assist in the annual external Audit process

Behavioural requirements:

  • Excellent team and people management skills;
  • Sound leadership and conflict management experience.
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation and communication skills
  • Influencing others;
  • Positive, self-starter attitude;
  • Ability to bounce back;
  • Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, identify and solve problems and make relevant decisions;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a production environment;
  • Be self-motivated and action driven;
  • Strong numerical aptitude and analytical abilities are essential;
  • Must be able to work extended hours if required;

Languages:

  • English (essential)
  • Afrikaans (beneficial)

Please forward CV’s to Laurraine@spaceadvisory.com

Preference will be given to BEE candidates.

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