Project Manager in Space Instrumentation

University of Oxford
July 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Contract Type:fixed term for 2 yea
Working Time:Full time
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Project Manager in Space Instrumentation

Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU.

An exciting opportunity is available to join our team developing the next generation of space-based instruments and components for a range of missions with a wide range of international partners.

The post is full time and fixed term for 2 years.

The University of Oxford's Department of Physics have a long (>50 years) involvement in the development and delivery of flight hardware for numerous space projects. Instruments and sub-systems from Oxford have been sent to Venus, Earth orbit, into orbit and onto the surface of the Moon and Mars and out to Jupiter and Saturn. We host a complete design, development, and test facility to support our instrument science programmes and work with industry and national international space agencies (e.g. NASA, UK Space Agency, ESA). Our group includes the Infrared Multilayer Laboratory that designs and manufactures infrared filters for our own infrared instruments and a wide range of customers including Airbus, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and ESA.

We are seeking a Project Manager who will support our instrument and sub- system development programmes. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and help develop the next generation of space instrumentation and components.

You will be responsible for, and provide day-to-day management for a team of optics specialists, systems engineers, mechanical engineers, workshop technicians, cryogenics specialists and PhD students who will be engaged with the detailed design, component procurement, assembly, integration and testing of our instrumentation modules. You will be assisted by specialist services in the Oxford Physics department (e.g. Personnel, Finance) and the University administration (e.g. tendering, contracts, VAT / duties)

In addition, you will provide monthly reports to the various project offices at e.g. ESA and the UKSA on technical progress, and quarterly formal reports to the UK Space Agency. You will be responsible for managing the schedule, and the hardware procurements, including budgets. Quarterly financial reporting of spend (both effort and cash) is also required.

Please direct informal inquiries about the role to Dr Neil Bowles ([email protected])

Only applications received before midday on 23 July 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact Person : HR team Vacancy ID : 173757 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 23-Jul-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 07S: £36,024 - £44,263 p.a with a discretionary range to £48,350 p.a

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