Space Exploration Project Manager

Posting date : 20/09/2023

Requisition ID : 14601

Space Exploration Project Manager

About the job

Join Tractebel, a global community of 6000 imaginative experts engineering a carbon-neutral future. Our impactful solutions for complex energy, urban, nuclear, and water projects drive positive change towards a sustainable world. We believe in a sustainable world where people, planet, and profit collectively thrive.

The working environment

  • Work within our Innovation Lab, part of the Strategy, Business Development, Innovation, Marketing & Communications Department (Nuclear)
  • Report directly to the Head of Space Lab
  • Our Space Lab is committed to developing power solutions (nuclear and others) for space applications.  Our projects range from fuel and batteries to propulsion, transport and life bases.
  • We have an entrepreneurial mindset, we team up with partners from the sector, we set up projects and market them to potential customers and/or possible funding organisations.


Your role

  • You support the Head of Space Lab in setting up new projects and in the business development activities.
  • You participate in the drafting of proposals.
  • You are the project manager for a portfolio of space projects, responsible for delivering the projects in due quality, schedule and budget.
  • In some cases, you may also act as leader of a consortium of partners and subcontractors.


Your profile

  • You hold a master's degree from an accredited engineering university.
  • You have 5+ years of experience in the space exploration sector or in the engineering/aerospace sector with knowledge of space exploration.  An experience in nuclear is a real asset.
  • You are ambitious, self-driven and result-oriented with a strong interest in innovation and product development.
  • You are result-oriented, well structured, autonomous, and you manage projects with many stakeholders efficiently.
  • You have a critical mind, and you like to be knowledgeable in your field of work.
  • You have an excellent command of English, and a good knowledge of Dutch and/or French. Knowledge of other languages is welcome.
  • You are a natural communicator (both oral and written), able to explain complex topics in understandable language to your different stakeholders.
  • You have a great capacity for multicultural human relations, and you are a team player.
  • You are willing to travel abroad on short missions.


What We Offer

  • More than a simple job, we offer you an adventure. We offer you the opportunity to work with the most exciting teams and define the future.
  • We offer you a unique opportunity to challenge yourself to become an expert in your field.
  • We’re radically transparent about the company development, the opportunities and our decisions.
  • An interesting and varied job in an international environment with a good work/life balance.
  • An attractive compensation package with fringe benefits.
  • A permanent contract to ensure the roles offered are in accordance with your skills, interests, career goals and lifestyle.


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