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Bid & Partnership Manager

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Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfill our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.

Description of the Position
You will be joining Open Cosmos Programmes team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and you will be responsible for the management of bids and relationships needed to develop space missions for future projects. Basic knowledge of either Earth Observation or Telecommunications payloads is required.

Tasks and responsibilities
Support the identification of funding opportunities in France and the UK

Lead and define proposals for commercial and institutional space missions and R&D projects. That includes:

Translating customer requests coming from the commercial team into space mission requirements

Iterating with customers on the technical drivers of their needs and requirements

Defining a space mission architecture: space, ground, launch segment, and regulatory segment. In the case of the space segment, identify the payload type and associated partner

Leading, coordinate and write full proposals with support from the technical, supply chain and commercial teams: technical definition, cost definition

Support the development of tools and database to automotise the bid process

Skills, attitude and experience
Engineering background in space

Proven experience in space mission analysis

Strong experience in excel

Ability to communicate to technical and non-technical audience

Being able to tackle commercial, technical and programmatic constraints

Autonomous and challenge-driven

Proactive and resourceful

Strongly motivated and ability to communicate it

Nice to have
Coding skills in Java script, VBA, Matlab

Mission analysis through STK, Savoir or other tools

Satellite design

Project management

Bid management

Negotiation with partners

You will enjoy
Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry

Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses

25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays

Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment

Transport Allowance – extra pocket money to support our best talent working together

Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office

Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

Annual Company Retreat

Remote working as per company policy

Working from home as per company policy

Annual Salary Review

How to apply
Visit the career section of our website here: https://opencosmos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=4

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to LinkedIn and your work (eg. GitHub, C++, ).

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Open Cosmos in the media
Our Website - https://open-cosmos.com/media/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/open.cosmos.space/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-cosmos/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/open_cosmos

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