A career in space does not have to be a dream. OHB is constantly looking for new pioneers around the entire would and in all corporate segments.
Once a month on Wednesday OHB employees describe their own personal impressions of their “dream job” in space in our “We.OHB” series and under the hashtag #weohbwednesday.
Andrea Jaime, 32, graduated as an Aerospace Engineer in Barcelona, knew since she was little that her passion was space, so all her education and professional trajectory has been focused on building up her expertise in the space sector. Apart from her Masters in Aerospace engineering, she is a graduate from International Space University, as she completed the Space Studies Programme of the International Space University, hosted by NASA Ames in California, in 2009; she also is a graduate of the CVA Summer School, where she completed a summer course on Space Transportation in Rome and had the opportunity to visit the European Spaceport in French Guyana.
She then moved to ESTEC, to work as a Young Graduate Trainee in the Human Spaceflight Directorate. After her year at ESA, she moved to Vienna, where she led the Space Generation Advisory Council, an international organisation with more than 15000 members from all around the world.
Although she started to appreciate the space policy importance, as space engineer herself, she was missing the technical component on her day to day job. In 2015, she moved to Munich, where she found her perfect job at OHB System. Working as business developer at OHB she could still combine her expertise in space policy, strategy, programmatic and business development, with being closer to the technical projects and teams.
Her job is to look into the potential business opportunities for OHB in the areas of Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration, as well as within the EC H2020 programme. That means she spends a great mount of her time digging into the ESA and EC programmes. In addition, she represents OHB at different events, conferences and customer meetings.
“I love my job!”
OHB has still a lot to offer to the space sector in Europe and worldwide, and I am really looking forward to not only see this, but to actively contribute to it.
Apart of this, one of the things Andrea really appreciates at OHB are the opportunities that our company gives to each employee. “Each one of us can contribute to the current growth of the company from our own individuality, as well as being part of a team. I feel my voice is heard within the company, and my inputs can be easily shared at all levels. If one of us has a good idea, our company is ready to hear it and look for ways to implement it”. As an example of this, Andrea initiated, together with a group of young professionals, the “OHB NextGen”. “This internal initiative brings the OHB young professionals together to share ideas and recommendations with our board members to shake the current processes of our company, looking into a better future. OHB has still a lot to offer to the space sector in Europe and worldwide, and I am really looking forward to not only see this, but to actively contribute to it.”