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Space Business Lead

Electronics & Automation Gloucester, Gloucestershire , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time English Fluent

Job Description

Background: SESUK traditionally has supported the Safran UK aeronautical businesses with a small amount of third party work obtained from Airbus or the automotive industry. With the downturn in the aeronautical market the business would like to expand into the UK space sector. SES is supporting space activities from other SES countries and there is also a Safran in Space initiative focused on the growing the space portfolio across the Safran companies.

Grow a space division in the current SESUK business.

Understand the current space portfolio in SES and Safran in Space.

Act as a focal point on behalf of SESUK and identify opportunities to grow the UK space market using complimentary technologies.

Use existing network and knowledge to define current UK space activities and potential opportunities.

Build/amend current strategic roadmaps (short, medium and long term) to deliver a sustainable space business.

Project manage the technical solutions in the short term until the growth demands a greater team.

Recruit develop and build a strong multi skilled space team to support the activities as required.

Act as a technical lead on space projects in the UK and manage the engineering/technical activities in SESUK to ensure the compliance of the engineering services to all customers and Safran stakeholders.

Be part of the SESUK leadership team driving the growth of the SESUK business.

Create or build on an existing network with the UKSA, Space + Satellite catapults and other key organisations in the space innovation and growth partners.

Where applicable submit funding applications to the UKSA, ESA or other relevant bodies.

Dedicate time to stay in contact with the Safran in Space Network.

Job Requirements

• Attend meetings at other locations as required
• Undertake any other duties as reasonably required within your competency.
• Adhere to all Group policies and procedures.
• Undertake any training and development activities as required.
• Take care of your own safety and the safety of others at all times by complying with the Health & Safety Policy at all times.
• Represent the company in a professional manner at all times.

• Agreed objectives linked to the SESUK strategy and vision including but not limited to;
o Customer satisfaction
o Growth targets (SESUK and Offshore)
o Financial targets
o Employee satisfaction
o Innovation
o Annual PDR
o One to One Meetings

Specificity of the job

Availability to commute or relocate.

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

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Safran Engineering Services offers high-technology engineering services in the fields of aerospace, energy and ground transportation. Building on 30 years' experience, the company relies on 3,000 engineers dotted across nine countries worldwide.

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