April 10, 2024


JOB TYPE: Full-Time

LOCATION: South Africa, Somerset West



Product development and manufacturing aerospace engineering company in Somerset West has a permanent position for a Technical Project Manager to develop and manage project schedules, project budget, and manage customer requirements. The person will also, in conjunction with the Engineering Manager, co-manage the technical solution development with the engineers to achieve the project’s objectives.


• CONTRACTUAL PROGRAMME / PROJECT EXECUTION: Proper governance and stakeholder management, governance and stakeholder management output contracting.
• PLANNING: Constraints management and Effective planning aligned to project objectives and key milestones to achieve these objectives, within, schedule and cost requirements.
• REPORTING: Timely, and targeted engagement to all relevant stakeholders and ensuring alignment of goals within business.
• LEADERSHIP: Effective team leading and motivation, that keeps team focused and inspired and well informed of goals and scope of work at hand.
• TECHNICAL: Collaboration with systems engineers and engineering team to ensure technical goals are met effectively to meet the customer requirements of the project, within defined technical constraints.
• GENERAL: Team player, acting out company values and supporting and helping improvement areas within the PMO and other areas of the business.
• 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.

• Other ad-hoc duties as required by company.



• Project Management qualification or formal training – A must
• BSC. Engineering Qualification (Electronic, Mechatronic, Mechanical, Software Engineering) – Preferable
• System Engineering experience – advantage

Experience & Knowledge:
• 5-7 years of Project Management experience
• Experience in managing aerospace or defence product development projects – non negotiable
• Experience working within a high technology development environment – non negotiable
• Managing and leading complex projects with hight technical content
• Knowledge of PM methodologies

Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application:

• A good and effective knowledge of project planning techniques, processes and tools.
• A good understanding of the project lifecycle and techniques related to controlling outputs of the project.
• Understanding of how manufacturing of complex systems works within a design, development, and production environment.
• Analytical skills to dissect complex product artefacts and problem solving to facilitate successful project definition and execution.
• Scope and change management within complex project environments.
• Application of Systems engineering and systems thinking when applied to new product development
• Understanding of total cost of ownership/lifecycle of the product.
• Stakeholder management with dynamic presentation techniques to get the point across and to influence or negotiate.
• Understand customer centric management techniques and tools for effective customer engagements.
• Knowledge of PRINCE II, PMBOK and Agile methods of project/programme management

• Positive self-motivated, self-starter attitude
• Responsible
• Team player
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Customer focused
• Able to persuade and influence others
• Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
• Resourcefulness in setting priorities.

• English


If you meet the requirements of this vacancy, please send your cv to:
Lm@newspacesystems.com OR contact us on +27 (0) 21 300 0160.

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