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Launch Pad Project Manager

Ottobrunn, Munich


We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We're making rockets in a way that hasn't been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!


  • Be at the centre of an agile and dynamic team of highly motivated space enthusiasts
  • You will be part of an incredible start-up journey
  • Huge learning potential and the opportunity to build things from the ground up (literally)
  • You’ll enjoy a high level of freedom and autonomy
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication


As a Launch Pad Project Manager at Isar Aerospace you will build the company’s first Launch Pad for the Spectrum rocket. Not only that, with this project you will establish mainland Europe’s first access to orbit. Situated in Munich you will lead a small development team of young and international engineers with different backgrounds towards a sound and performant launch pad design within the legal framework. You will coordinate requirements and change requests with internal and external stakeholders. You will plan and coordinate manufacturing, build-up and commissioning and assist the local team for initial operations on site. Towards the end of the current project, you will be assigned projects of similar size and complexity in different time- and climate-zones.

More specifically, you will:

  • Lead a team of engineers in a tight timeline and work across teams on the Launch Pad functional design
  • Follow requirements given by launch vehicle design team
  • Ensure a viable process design (Fluids, Electrical systems, communication and control networks)
  • Supervise creation of CAD and technical/manufacturing drawings
  • Guide and supervise the procurement process working with the dedicated department
  • Coordinate your own and supporting teams as well as suppliers for successful and punctual manufacturing and build-up
  • Have safety documentation issued and certification procedures performed according to applicable law
  • Plan and perform commissioning activities
  • Externally, interface with civil engineering subcontractors, Andøya Space Center, notified bodies and consultants
  • Contribute to the hiring and training process of the Ground Operations Team for the Launch pad Andøya
  • Assist the Launch Site responsible by defining Launch Pad milestones and timeline as well as issuing supporting documentation for overall launch system acceptance



  • A degree in mechanical, civil or space engineering or an equivalent qualification
  • Know-how and at least 2 years of work experience in the following fields: Systems engineering, Project Management, Test Operations, Construction Projects
  • Excellent work ethic and communication skills in English language
  • Extremely fast grasp of technical problems and sound trade-offs for design solutions
  • Reliable coordinator between stakeholders and engineers
  • Passionate about new space, curious and eager to learn
  • Driven to deliver and constantly push the boundaries
  • Take ownership and accountability for your own actions and mistakes
  • Humble and willing to go out of your way to help others
  • Can-do attitude and outstanding communication skills


  • Prior hands-on mechanical and/or electrical Design & Test experience

  • Prior hands-on experience with cryogenic and high-pressure gas systems

  • Work experience in the petrochemical industry

  • Experience using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software

  • Good Norwegian language skills

  • Experience in the space sector


If your profile matches our needs, you will be contacted in a few weeks by our Talent team for a first HR video-interview. A technical assignment might be sent to you in order to assess your knowledge on the topics required for the job. In case of positive outcome, you will then attend 1-2 technical interview(s) with your potential future colleagues.

Want to find more about us?

Visit www.isaraerospace.com

Note: Due to high volume of applications, we cannot get back to all candidates. If you have not heard from us within 2-4 weeks, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful for the current openings. However, in line with our GDPR policy, we will keep your details and will let you know if/when a suitable position comes up.

Isar Aerospace

Isar Aerospace

Norway, Andøya, Nordland

Posted a month ago