Project Manager Rocket Team

Our student initiative is based at ETH Zürich (Hönggerberg) and inspires students across Switzerland in hands-on space engineering challenges through collaboration with academia and industry.

Our rocket project goes into the 3rd round: Following project HEIDI, ARIS participates at the Spaceport America Cup (SPAC) 2020 in New Mexico. For this, an interdisciplinary core team of 15-20 students is formed that designs, builds and competes at the Cup!

As project manager your main responsibility is to hold the team together and be a leading role. Tasks include:

  • Create and share a vision (i.e. win SPAC 2020)
  • Keep the overview over the whole project
  • Plan on the long run (time-schedule with important milestones)
  • Define main work packages and milestones
  • Enhance the potential of every team member, push them through hard times and keep the motivation high
  • Set up and lead team meetings
  • Communicate & plan with other ARIS teams
  • Represent the team and connect with industrial as well as academic partners

From each our team members we expect:

  • We expect you to spend 3-4 days a week on the project and be able to join team meetings and workshops in Zurich
  • Be proactive and able to take responsibility
  • Fail, get up and learn from it
  • Take responsibilities over a team of 20+ people
  • Set the motivational benchmark for the team
  • You don’t have to be a specialist yet but you are willing to become one!
What do you get?

By participating in this unique challenge you will:

  • Learn how to deal with critical decisions
  • Handle tough times as a leader
  • Take initiative outside of the class room and gain hands-on experience
  • Establish and grow your network in industry and academia
  • Be part of a friendly community, grow as a unit and build life-long friendships
  • Kick start your career!
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Position: Project Manager Rocket Team

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Employment Type
Project Manager
Beginning of employment
September 2019
Duration of employment
2 Semesters
Working Hours
3-4 days/week
Date posted
March 26, 2019