Project Manager of Mission and GNC/AOCS Projects

Deimos Engenharia Ver Empresa

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DEIMOS is selecting project managers to be integrated in the Flight Systems Business Unit at our premises in Lisbon (Portugal), to support new growth areas in Mission Engineering and GNC/AOCS domains. He will be responsible for the activities of the business unit in this location.

The work of the Flight Systems Business Unit is oriented to the following areas:

    • Mission design and analysis of a broad spectrum of mission scenarios
    • Performance assessment of vehicle and system concepts in support of system-level activities
    • Design, development, specification and validation of GNC and AOCS systems, for both atmospheric and exo-atmospheric vehicles. As a matter of reference, DEIMOS activities cover:
      • Entry, descent and landing on planets (Earth, Mars) & natural satellites (Moon)
      • Launch vehicles
      • Satellite formation flying, rendezvous, and active debris removal (ADR)
      • Earth and planetary observation

Approach to planets / asteroids and interplanetary Navigation


The following types of responsibilities are envisioned:

  • Leadership of R&D projects in the areas of Mission Engineering and GNC/AOCS
  • Responsibility of Mission Engineering activities
  • Responsibility of design, implementation, specification and validation of GNC and AOCS systems

Participation in and/or support of MA, GNC and AOCS engineering program activities (activities cover phases A,B,C, D & E)


Required: A recognized engineering degree (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Electronic) or a related degree (e.g. Physics)

Desired: Postgraduate studies (M.Sc or Ph.D) with a focus on aeronautical / aerospace engineering and providing a solid background in at least two of the following:

  • Project Management
  • System Engineering
  • Mission Analysis
  • GNC/AOCS design/synthesis/analysis
  • GNC/AOCS V&V lifecycle
  • Simulation design, execution and analysis (Monte Carlo, statistical processing…)


Required: Engineer with at least 10 year experience in the practical application of the domains relevant to the post with demonstrated experience in management of space projects and system-level view of space programs.


Required: The following capabilities are required for the post:

  • Solid background in system engineering and project management
  • Solid theoretical background in one or more of the following technical areas: guidance, estimation, flight/orbital dynamics, optimization.
  • Practical experience in aeronautical/aerospace GNC/AOCS
  • Experience in European institutional (ESA, EC) and commercial markets
  • Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink and good programming skills


  • Very good level of English, spoken and written


  • Leadership
  • Capability to integrate in and manage a team
  • Initiative
  • Autonomy and self-development
  • Responsibility towards project goals; both technical and financial
  • Willing to travel frequently and to spend time periods collocated in different DEIMOS branches

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