Project Manager
Kiruna, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Project Manager
Work model On location
Application due date 26 July 2024
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At SSC, we provide our customers access to Space. With over 700 employees around the world, we provide expert-level competence in customer support including the design, test, launch, in-orbit and routine operations of flight and space systems. To achieve this, SSC Connect uses our global network of ground systems and multi-mission antennas to provide satellite management, data downlink, antenna hosting and launch support to some of the largest names in the space industry including NASA, ESA, JAXA and many other New Space customers as well.


We are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for leading and coordinating customer-specific implementations of our systems within our Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP). The team focuses on supporting our customer through the initial, mission critical stage,e.g when the satellite is released into orbit by the launch vehicle, as well as lancher tracking, critical maneuvers  during commission phase, orbital racing or in-orbit drift. .

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Developing detailed project plans in collaboration with the project team, based on customer contracts and scope of work.
  • Managing the project team, dispersed across different geographical locations, to fulfill project commitments and ensure a smooth handover to the customer and SSC Operations for ongoing support.
  • Effectively handling project-related risks and implementing escalation and risk mitigation actions as needed.
  • Following SSC processes to ensure project quality through monitoring and control of project schedule, costs, and scope from initiation to closure.
  • Providing regular reporting to customers and key stakeholders.

As a Project Manager, you will also drive improvement initiatives, mentor other project managers in best practices, provide training to colleagues, and collaborate with other teams to achieve a common understanding of the requirements for cost-effective projects.

In addition to external projects, you may also be responsible for internal projects such as system development, improvement initiatives and lead specialized teams to address ongoing deliveries. For these projects, your role may include identifying significant deviations, assembling cross-functional teams, defining action plans, monitoring progress, and providing regular reporting to customers and key stakeholders.


  • A well-established project manager
  • Comfortable communicating with top end customers and team members as well as management.
  • Driven, curious and always trying to find new ways of working.
  • Recognized for your communication skills.
  • Not afraid to challenge the status quo and find new ways forward.
  • Detail and process-oriented.


  • We expect you to have a technical degree (engineering, etc.).
  • You know how to work proactively with risk management.
  • You are very comfortable communicating in English, both written and spoken.


  • Experience of working with project towards agencies e.g. ESA, JAXA, NASA.
  • Experience from agile scrum process or software.
  • Knowledge of Contract Management.
  • Experience from working with the following tools:
       - Jira
       - MS Project
       - MS SharePoint
       - MS Office


An exciting and dynamic workplace with employees and locations all over the world. Great possibilities to influence SSC Connect’s way of working. Extensive customer contacts and internal coordination between different parts of the organization. A workplace characterized by an open atmosphere and proud employees.


Esrange Space Center, Kiruna and Solna/Stockholm.

This is a security classified position and requires a background control before employment. 


If you are ready to take the next step in your career and want to be part of a dynamic and successful team, submit your application today and let's work together to create successful outcomes for our customers! Interviews are held continuously.

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About the employer
Welcome to SSC – Swedish Space Corporation, a global leader in advanced space services with over 50 years of experience. Since our start pioneering scientific rocket launches in northern Sweden, we have grown into a renowned, full-service supplier of state-of-the-art space engineering, satellite and launch services to commercial and institutional customers worldwide.