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Project Manager 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


This position is responsible for the Project Management of the RUAG Large Scale Composite structures development and recurring deliveries from RUAG Space USA.


Main Tasks:

• Responsible for revenues, costs, planning and execution of a portion of $300M space-hardware production program with support from project functional team
• Implementation and improvement of the project management processes according to company standards, industry standards, and personal ingenuity
• Accountable for cost, schedule, and quality of the project
• Regular reporting to customer and internal management at the executive levels
• Steering of program risk management
• Responsible for Continuous Improvement within the program
• Implementation of mission specific customer needs and improvements
• Responsible for Customer relationship management and long term trust
• Maintain and cultivate a close business relationship with the functional leadership across RUAG
• Contributes to negotiations regarding new statements of work


Requirements/Skill Set:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar, Master degree preferred
• PMP certification strongly preferred. PgMP certification is a bonus
• 1-3 years experience in project management
• 3+ years experience in the aerospace/space industry
• Experience managing a budget and/or profit/loss responsibility
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with ability to drive actions and initiatives outside the immediate responsibility circle
• Used to working in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment with a great team spirit
• Good experience of standard IT tools (MS Office) and Project IT tools (e.g. MS Project, SAP)
• Passionate about space business in general (launch systems in particular) and pro-active mindset to solve issues related to business processes


RUAG Space USA must comply with federal vaccine mandates, therefore all employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation approved prior to starting work.


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Huntsville, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Project Management

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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