Space Communication Ground Station Deployment Project Manager W/M

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Update on 29/04/2024
  • Contract type:  Permanent contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Rennes

Who are we ?

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is the global specialist in laser beam shaping, particularly through a unique and patented technology (MPLC), originating from scientific laboratories. The company designs, manufactures, and develops innovative photonic solutions for the aerospace, industrial (laser machining), telecommunications, and defense sectors.
Since 2020, Cailabs has experienced accelerated growth in the field of optical ground stations, enabling communication between satellites and Earth using lasers, and has now a central position in this market. Currently, one major area of activity for Cailabs is its optical ground stations TILBA-OGS, which incorporate Cailabs' technological core (MPLC) to facilitate ultra-high-speed communications despite atmospheric conditions.
Cailabs currently has over 90 employees, including 25 PhD holders. With 26 families of filed patents, the company is recognized as one of the most innovative SMEs in France.

Job description

As a Ground Station Installation Project Manager, participate in the deployment of high-tech space communication equipment. Are you looking to join a committed team in a growing activity context? Do you want to contribute to revolutionize the world of space communication?


Join Cailabs!


Directly reporting to the Director of Operations, your mission is to oversee the on-site deployment of optical ground stations designed by Cailabs, within a multidisciplinary project team. This includes the following tasks: 


Deployment & Installation of Equipment : 

  • Prepare the preliminary phase of the installation (user documentation, risk identification, and associated action plan) and manage the logistics related to the deployment of ground stations in coordination with support teams and clients (transport, customs, equipment, specific installation...) 
  • Participate in the installation of optical ground stations on-site at our clients' locations in various environments (mountain, hot or cold desert...) and for durations that can last up to several weeks. 
  • Contribute to the assembly of subsystems up to commissioning and the OSAT (on-site acceptance test), in close connection with the project technical team. 
  • Train clients and operators on-site. 
  • Contribute to the development of the installation activity within the company. This position is indeed evolving. 

Operational Maintenance and After-Sales Service : 

  • Organize and participate in preventive maintenance and the After-Sales Service of deployed ground stations. 
  • Manage maintenance contracts, their renewal, as well as interventions such as replacements, improvements, etc. 

Essential skills

  • You have a successful experience of large-scale deployments of industrial systems in various or atypical environments.
  • You have an engineering degree.
  • You have demonstrated through your experiences autonomy and pugnacity which will be as many assets to allow you to solve problems potentially at the other end of the Earth.
  • You are known for being rigorous and structured.
  • You have good interpersonal skills and are focused on customer satisfaction.
  • Your English is fluent.

Your + : 

  • You ideally have management experience.
  • You have worked in a high-tech environment or in the optical industry.

When you join Cailabs, you will find :

- a brilliant team driven by a common mission : to create and sale products that  help solve some of today’s major industrial and technological challenges for multiple applications

- a dynamic structure that combines agility and resources to match its ambitions
- a company at the cutting edge of technology, from the development of prototypes to the industrialization phase.

And also :   

  • Times of sharing and conviviality (annual seminar, meals, group games, sports activities, etc.)
  • A health insurance plan covered at 100% by Cailabs.
  • A bonus system to reward collective and individual performances

 Joining Cailabs is finally the assurance that everything will be done to help you perform, improve and take up new challenges.

Required languages

  • English English - Level advanced

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