Principal Consultant – Space Sector

Category: Administration
Main location: Australia, South Australia, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide
Alternate Location(s): Australia, South Australia, Melbourne
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Position ID: J0722-2398
Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

Working for highly performing global IT and Business Consulting firm, our work has a wide reach - we help make the everyday easier, for everyone. When you start your CGI story, not only will you be improving people’s lives, we’ll do the same for you. Alongside a competitive salary, we offer you access to our share scheme making you a member, not just an employee. You also have the option to benefit of discounted private health insurance, world class training, access to employee assistance and well being programs. CGI also offer flexible working arrangements so you can do your best work.

Join the newly created Space, Defence and Intelligence sector in Australia and grow as the team expands. You will work with a talented team of subject matter experts and IT professionals to deliver end to end IT solutions for our clients. We are looking to grow a broad variety of space opportunities within the team and are looking for someone with experience in the space sector.

Key business areas we are looking to grow include:
• Spacecraft and payload command & control.
• Space domain awareness mission systems.
• Earth observation and geo-spatial intelligence applications and data processing.
• AI, machine learning and data analytics for space systems.
• Converged 5G terrestrial/Satcom networks, including IoT.
• Space launch and range.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Identify and qualify business prospects
• Build executive client relationships and support business growth activities.
• Identify opportunities for future expansion of work and strategic pursuits
• Develop solutions encompassing CGI services, working with our global technical experts
• Assist clients to gain maximum benefit from CGI services
• Support delivery by taking on the role of Account Manager
• Develop relationships with key vendors and partners
• Support the hiring, building and leadership of local delivery teams
• Travel to client locations across East and South Australia.
• UK travel may be a future requirement.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Proven background in Military and/or Commercial Satellite Systems, with an extensive network of local contacts, that includes a sound working knowledge and understanding of:
- The current market for Military and Commercial satellite systems
- Spacecraft operations
- Spacecraft ground control systems
- Satellite Space and Ground Segment Systems design
- Security and Assurance
• At least 10 years’ commercial experience in a technical or project management role (aerospace or space experience desirable).
• Experience in at least one of the key business growth areas listed above
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• A winning mindset, self-starter and demonstrated ability to learn quickly
• The ability to gain a baseline security clearance

Our working approach is built around our client’s needs. That’s not to say yours aren’t important too and in a post-pandemic world, we want to extend the offer of an open discussion to you as to whether a role can be office or home-based, flexible or hybrid.

Unconditionally inclusive. We know diversity brings a great greater variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences to the workplace. We actively encourage diversity at CGI and inclusivity is one of our top priorities.


  • Bid Management
  • Business Development
  • Sales Optimisation

What you can expect from us:

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While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI — where your ideas and actions make a difference.

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