Business Development Manager (Space)

  • Salary: Not disclosed
  • Location: Bristol, UK
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  • Company: iCOMAT

iCOMAT has developed a patented composite manufacturing technology that offers significant benefits when applied to products which need to be highly optimised for mass, reliability, production rate and cost.

Space is an important market for iCOMAT, and we’re currently working with ESA and MT Aerospace (Germany) on a technology applicable to space flight structures. In addition, iCOMAT is engaged and working with leading companies across Europe, the US, Japan and South Korea.

The benefits to space of iCOMAT’s technology is exemplified by Launch Vehicles whose mass comprises 90% fuel, 8% structure and 2% payload delivered to orbit. Work with ESA has demonstrated that iCOMATs technology can reduce structural mass by 25%, potentially doubling the mass delivered to orbit for the same or less cost. Other applications include structurally significant equipment such as propellant tanks, RF and optical reflectors and satellite panels.

iCOMAT has recently received private investment in excess of $20M to enable it to expand its team and will complete the fit out of our new 40,000 sq.ft. factory near Gloucester in towards the end of 2025.

At iCOMAT you will be joining a team that blends the energy of a youthful start-up (spun out from the University of Bristol in 2019) with experienced engineers and managers in an organisation that values coaching and mentoring. For this position our non-executive chairman Ben Olivier will support your development in addition to other members of the executive team.


  • Lead the development of relationships with customers, partners and other stakeholders in the space sector and the identification of new opportunities for manufacturing sales and collaborative R&D opportunities.
  • Develop, manage and deliver a backlog of sales opportunities using a structured, complex selling methodology.
  • Provide direction and oversight to bids and the development of current contracts.

What do we need from you?

  • Awareness of current and future programmes in other domains and the prospective contributions these could make to iCOMAT ‘s space customers’ success.
  • Engaging expertise across the iCOMAT team to enable customers to benefit from the full range of capabilities developed at iCOMAT.
  • Candidates should have the capacity to travel globally to customers’ sites and attend at iCOMAT’s sites, some remote working is reasonable in this role.

We’ve completed multiple technology validation programmes (with the European Space Agency, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, F1 Teams) and are in the process of executing on the first production opportunities with leading OEMs. We’re edging towards becoming a significant scale-up with growth plans that will see the business multiply in size over the next 2-3 years and expand operations into Europe and the US! 📈

Interested in learning more? Apply for more information and join us on our exciting journey!⚡