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Project Assistant

Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023

We are seeking a highly motivated Project Assistant to join our dynamic team. As a Project Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting our projects from initiation to completion, contributing to the success of our organisation and our mission to redefine near-space transportation.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on meaningful projects, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and develop your skills in a fast-paced, supportive environment.


  • Be a key partner to our Project Manager in all aspects of project management, from planning to execution and closure, ensuring smooth project delivery.
  • Collaborate with our talented team members to gather project requirements, provide administrative support, and facilitate seamless communication among stakeholders.
  • Help create and maintain project documentation, including project plans, progress reports, and presentations, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Coordinate and schedule project meetings, prepare engaging agendas, and capture valuable meeting minutes to keep the team aligned and informed.
  • Monitor project progress, track project timelines, and report on project status, making sure projects stay on track and deadlines are met.
  • Proactively identify potential risks and assist in the development of risk mitigation strategies, contributing to the success of projects and ensuring their smooth progress.
  • Support the procurement process by assisting with vendor selection, obtaining competitive quotes, and building strong vendor relationships.
  • Be an advocate for quality assurance, reviewing project deliverables to ensure they meet high standards and contribute to overall project success.
  • Assist in managing project changes, including change requests, scope changes, and issue resolution, showing your adaptability and problem-solving skills.
  • Collaborate on the successful closure of projects by preparing final reports, conducting project evaluations, and preserving valuable project documents for future reference.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, allowing you to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders and contribute to the success of projects.
  • Passion for making an impact through project management, demonstrating your drive and motivation to contribute to meaningful projects.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a keen eye for accuracy and completeness, showing your commitment to excellence in project management.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, demonstrating your adaptability and ability to thrive in a team-oriented setting.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, showcasing your ability to proactively identify and address challenges in project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enabling you to build positive relationships with cross-functional teams and stakeholders, and contribute to a supportive and collaborative work environment.

About Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace is a space transportation company with a purpose.
Our mission is to enable the next generation of space users by providing more sustainable and scalable ways to access and move around in space. We believe this access, in the form of a transportation network, will fundamentally change what’s possible from space. We currently focus on two areas of space transportation:

- In-space propulsion
We're a leading supplier of turnkey green propulsion systems for various classes of satellites. Our system utilise safe, accessible propellants and we have over 50 of these propulsion units on 12 operational satellites already. A further 200 units are in production.

- Space launch
Our Mk-II Aurora spaceplane demonstrator has completed 50 successful flights and we recently completed the first campaign utilising rocket engines. Mk-II is unique in that it combines the performance of a rocket and the rapid reusability and economic model of an aircraft.

Our international teams are distributed across three locations: New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the USA.

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If you think you have what it takes but are unsure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you. For any questions you might have before applying or if you would like to have a general conversation about Dawn Aerospace, you can contact our Recruiter, Anna Thouvenin at