Orbex is looking for an experienced Technical Project Manager to manage the development, test and production activities of our propulsion systems in Copenhagen. You will need experience delivering multidisciplinary projects, including Avionics, Systems Engineering, Propulsion, Embedded Software and Mechanical Engineering.

Experience managing projects in the space sector, ideally in collaboration with institutional organisations such as ESA or UK Space or in domains such as satellite, launcher or space systems would be hugely beneficial 


Orbex is a leading micro-launch company with our Prime vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Space Hub Sutherland. We are well placed to be one of the first operational micro-launch companies in Europe with over €40m of project financing secured, a number of customers signed up, our launch licence application submitted, and backing from organisations including UKSA and ESA.

We are a rapidly growing company with staff located between our production and test facilities in Forres, Scotland and Copenhagen, Denmark. Working on cutting edge advances in rocket fuel technology, Prime’s carbon footprint is up to 96% lower than comparable vehicles, leading to innovations in propulsion and tank structures. A state-of-the-art re-flight system means we can recover and reuse our technology, and innovations in separation mechanisms mean we leave no debris in space.

Having developed in-house production capability, we can 3D print complex engines, produce full-scale carbon composite fuel tanks, and have avionics and software testing labs in both Scotland and Denmark. Based in Forres, you will be right in the heart of this fast-paced cutting-edge company, gaining a unique insight into what it takes to build a new launch vehicle for a buoyant commercial market.

The Position

The position includes managing multiple technical projects within a larger, programme framework spanning several years. This will involve coordinating and collaborating with a range of key stakeholders to ensure that project timelines are hit as well as organising tests and trials and coordinating production activities.

  • Working with an expert and multi-disciplined team to manage and deliver key projects.  
  • Tracking and documenting project milestones vs the programme plan.
    Planning and managing day-to-day technology tests and trials.
  • Planning production activities and resourcing to support development and test activities
  • Offering advice on solutions to problems and conducting pre-emptive scenario planning.
  • Production and delivery of milestone documentation with support from technical team.
  • Interfacing and management oversight of activities with key external suppliers.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants are preferred to have:
• Proven experience successfully managing large, technical, multi-disciplined projects with many stakeholders. It is likely you will hold a project management qualification such as APMP or Prince2.
• Technical understanding or background in some of our key disciplines such as Avionics, Systems Engineering, Propulsion and Mechanical Engineering.
• Experience collaborating with subject matter experts to deliver projects against agreed milestones
• Experience of documentation and regulatory requirements, ideally in an export controlled environment such as MCTR. 


Personal characteristic of the applicants:

• Assumes responsibility of the tasks and sees them through.
• Very good communication skills in both oral and written form, as well as interpersonal communication.
• Is a team player that sees the collaboration with co-employees as a very important part of creating good result both short and long term.
• Thrives in an international environment with collaboration across cultures and borders.

The Position Offers

• Being a part of the fast-developing Space Industry.
• A unique opportunity to work as a key member of the team developing one of the most high-tech orbital space launch vehicles in the world.
• Being part of a mission orientated team while also owning an equity stake in the company


This role is based in Copenhagen at Orbex’s Danish propulsion engineering and manufacturing site.

You will be spending time both at the factory and our nearby rocket engine testing site, with occasional travel to our main factory, test and launch sites in Scotland.

Copenhagen is one of Europe's most modern and aesthetically interesting cities. It is regarded as being one of the most liveable cities in the world, with a strong reputation for being clean, green and sustainable.

With a huge, active waterfront and a lively social scene, Copenhagen offers a wide range of social activities and leisure opportunities, all with a uniquely Scandinavian flair. Activities include cycling and sailing, and the centre of the city is famed for it's cultural highlights.


You must be a UK or European citizen, or from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention. You may be required to undergo security screening.


For the right candidate we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:-

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • An equity stake in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful. 
  • Relocation assistance where appropriate
  • Company Cycle to Work scheme
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Orbex Space
Denmark, Hvidovre, Capital Region
Posted 2 months ago
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