Business Development Consultant (Space)

Category: Business Consulting, Strategy and Digital Transformation
Main location: United Kingdom, zINACTIVATE - Surrey, Leatherhead
Position ID: J0224-0287
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

The Space, Defence and Intelligence business unit in CGI is a true IT Systems Integrator. We work, build, and operate bespoke, technically complex, mission-critical systems which help our clients keep us all safe and secure. We bring innovation to our clients using proven and emerging technologies, agile delivery processes and our deep expertise across the breadth of space, defence, intelligence, aerospace and maritime, all underpinned by our end-to-end cyber capability. We work collaboratively with global technology companies, cutting edge SMEs and academia to deliver the optimal solution for each client.

CGI was recognised in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work List 2023 and has been named one of the ‘World’s Best Employers’ by Forbes magazine. We offer a competitive salary, excellent pension, private healthcare, plus a share scheme (3.5% + 3.5% matching) which makes you a member not just an employee. We are committed to inclusivity, building a genuinely diverse community of tech talent and inspiring everyone to pursue careers in our sector. Join us and you’ll be part of an open, friendly community of experts. We’ll train and support you in taking your career wherever you want it to go.

CGI are on the hunt for a Business Development Consultant who can pro-actively seek new opportunities both externally and with our current customers.

The role will be predominantly in the Earth Observation Domain however any candidates with experience in Space, Defence, Intelligence, Satellite Communication backgrounds, we would welcome the application!

Please note: Due to the nature of projects with out customers, all candidates must be eligible to undergo SC clearance.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• identify and qualify sales prospects
• build clients relationships and interest, and then develop a solution encompassing CGI services
• actively participate in the sales campaign that results in CGI signing a contract with the client
• assist the client to gain maximum benefit from CGI services
• achieve client satisfaction with and loyalty to CGI.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Previous experience of business development at non-executive levels and developing proposals with a consistently good win rate
• Experience within the satellite remote sensing, geospatial, Defence, Space, Intelligence industries
• Familiarity with software development processes (e.g. Agile, DevOps)
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Commitment to quality and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and as a team player



  • Business Development
  • Communications Management
  • Proposal Writing

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.